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Orlando Celebrates Strong Year in Tourism, Setting High Expectations for 2019

Orlando has a lot to celebrate after 2018 proved to be a strong year in tourism.

Governor DeSantis Comments Raise Questions About Future SunRail Funding

Central Florida just lost any kind of partner in SunRail funding it appears. That means more costs that the local governments are not ready to cover.

Orlando Rents Are Rising Fast

Orlando rents are rising faster than the national average right now.

Pressure Shifts to Chief Mina After Citizens’ Police Review Board Recommendation

The Orlando Citizens' Police Review Board took meaningful action today, but now the pressure shifts to Chief Mina to uphold the recommendation and reform his department, hopefully before he seeks another.

If Buddy Dyer Really Wants to Reduce Gun Violence, Stop Supporting Pro-Gun Conservative Republicans

Supporting a school walkout is the easy way out when Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (Democrat) supports and endorses pro-gun Republicans during election time.

The Wells’ Built Museum MLK50 Event Series

To celebrate Women’s History Month, MLK50 will focus on Women of the Movement and pay tribute to Central Florida women who helped to break down racial barriers in the area.

Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Names Teresa Jacobs Public Servant of the Year

Teresa Jacobs Named CFHLA's “Public Servant of the Year"

Deputy Scott Pine Remembered

“I am deeply grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to make this day a reality, so that we may remember and honor the treasured memory of Orange County Deputy Sheriff Scott Pine,” Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said.

Speaking Truth to Power, David Banner Is Coming To ZORA! Festival 2018

An Evening “In Conversation” with Recording Artist, Cultural Commentator and Actor David Banner Moderated by National Public Radio 1A Host Joshua Johnson

Orlando Lawmakers Push Statewide Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Again

Orlando State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith and State Senator Randolph Bracy file legislation to overhaul Florida’s draconian cannabis possession laws...

Glenda Hood Amongst 5 To Be Inducted In To OCPS Hall of Fame

Orange County Public Schools has announced its third class of inductees to the Orange County Public Schools Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was founded in 2014 to honor individuals who have earned distinction and recognition from their former classmates, teachers, community members, the world of business and the world...

Hurricane Irma Was 2017’s Biggest Story

The impact of Hurricane Irma was felt across Orange County in September 2017. The first Category 5 hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season certainly made its mark with local residents as it  funneled to the top visited news story on Orange County Government’s online newsroom and companion OCFL News app. From Amazon’s...

Orlando Magic Puts On A Shocker for LaToya Pugh & Her Family

“I’m so grateful. It’s been a long road but we made it. It’s love out here. It’s a community out here that loves one another”, LaToya Pugh

Pay Attention: Generator Safety Tips

It's hot, sticky and awful but you should still be careful Orange County

Important Post Hurricane Safety Information

As we emerge from the overnight storm, begin to assess the damage to our neighborhoods, and the needs of our residents, we would like to share some important information. Minimize water use at home to prevent and reduce the risk of sewer system backups. This includes the use of dishwashers, sinks, washing machines,...

OUC Outage Info

In the event of outages, please check back here for outage maps

Community Concerns About Mayor Dyer’s ‘Sex Offender Sidewalk’ for Parramore School

Sex offenders, sexual predators, prostitutes, and drug dealers surround Buddy Dyer's new sidewalk intended for use by westside children to get to school...

Orlando Ranked One of Worst-Run Cities in America: It’s Beyond Time for Buddy Dyer To Go

Analysis of data compared 150 of the most populated cities across 6 key categories: Financial Stability (including city debt), Education, Safety, Health, Economy, and Infrastracture/Pollution...

Job Alert: Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Hiring 450 Positions

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, scheduled to open late summer 2017, will host a three-day job fair on July 5th, 6th and 7th looking to hire 450 positions...

New Census Shows 29 Percent Increase In Central Florida Homeless Population

This year, the PIT Count found that 2,074 homeless individuals in Central Florida were determined to be homeless on the evening of the count. The group identified 1,522 homeless individuals in Orange County.

One Orlando Collection Launches Digital Gallery of Curated Artifacts & Memorials

On June 12th, the community remembered the 49 innocent lives lost, their family and friends, as well as those who were physically injured and those who bear the deep emotional scars of survival. The community also extended their support for the Pulse family, Pulse Nightclub owner Barbara Poma and...

Volunteers, Donors Needed for Food Party Event to Help Impoverished Families in Orange County

Volunteers are needed to help pack meals at the Food Party, which aims to produce tens of thousands of packed meals for needy families in Orange County...

West Orange Habitat for Humanity

West Orange Habitat’s Inaugural Strong Women Build event will take place May 13th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm with 40 high-profile community women building with a Habitat partner, Kelly Arbogast, a single disabled mother of 2 at her new home located at 404 W. Henschen Avenue, Oakland, Florida...

Murphy Offers Prestigious Congressional Summer Internship Program

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy is accepting applications for her 2017 congressional summer internship program – a highly selective opportunity for college students to learn about the legislative process through hands-on work experience.  Prospective students may apply for internships in Murphy’s Washington D.C., Orlando, or Sanford...

Violent Soccer Fans Brawl, Injured Deputy Beaten and Choked

Welcome to Parramore, Orlando City soccer and thanks for bringing more violence into the community. An Orange County deputy was injured, beaten and choked by soccer fans after Sunday's match. The deputy, who was working extra duty for the Orlando Police Department during opening day of the new Orlando...

Boring, Half Empty Pro Bowl Falls Short in Orlando Debut

Was the NFL's Pro Bowl debut in Orlando worth the millions of dollars local officials paid to bring the game to Camping World Stadium? Orlando could not deliver an enthusiastic crowd for the NFL Pro Bowl - at least not a crowd that wanted to stay through the second...

The Orange County Economic Summit Returns for 2017

It's the Orange County Economic Summit show again.  The annual event, hosted by Mayor Theresa Jacobs sets up shop to discuss the predictably boring: job growth, economic success and more blah, blah blah regarding workforce development, blah, blah, blah. God knows Teresa is probably the smartest of the group which begs the...

Despite Mayor Dyer’s Opposition, Lyft Generates $22.6 Million for Orlando’s Economy

A new economic survey released by Lyft reports the local Orlando economy saw an extra $22.6 million in 2016 thanks to the availability of Lyft's affordable, convenient rides - all despite Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's opposition to ride-sharing and alternative transportation options like Uber and Lyft. The new study,...

Proposed Location for Homeless Shelter Lacks Transparency

by Cynthia Harris Candidate, City of Orlando Commissioner - District 5 Guest Column Here we go again! We have been down this road before! Fred Clayton, Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando have once again decided to intrude on the Black Community. Fred Clayton, who runs the Orlando Union Rescue Mission,...

More Trouble for Commissioner Regina Hill

Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill's character is being blasted in new court documents regarding the foreclosure of her home and the enormous amount of debt owed to creditors. In legal documents filed in United States Bankruptcy Court, Commissioner Hill’s behavior is described as “implicating a scheme” and her actions...