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Op-Ed: Mental illness — Survivable with help Special

A mental illness survivor, Carol Koji has endured electric shock treatment, been Baker-Acted, divorced, heard voices, and has had arrests.

Service dog industry growing Special

“One out of 64 children is still being diagnosed with autism. Soldiers are still going to war. The need for guide dogs is greater than ever. Standards for the industry are coming in the very near future."~Jason Devito, Founder of Canines 4 Hope

Why adopt a rescued dog? Special

80% of homes in the United States have a pet, 50% have more than one pet. ~Keri Burgess, Board of Directors Dogs & Cats Forever Inc.

Military Vet to join Port St. Lucie Police Force Special

The War in Afghanistan began in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington D.C. Why are we in Afghanistan? “We’re cleaning up someone else’s mess. The enemy is the Taliban.” ~Sergeant Hayley Nine, U.S. Army

Ocala Heart Institute: Saving lives at home and abroad Special

Each year approximately 1.1 million Americans have a heart attack. For approximately 515,000, myocardial infarction means death. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Charlie Santos on how teaching is the fabric of the future Special

Success upon high school graduation means being prepared for the next step in life, whether it is the work force, the military, parenthood, or entrance to a university. Teachers, such as Charlie Santos, assume great responsibility for this preparation.

K9 Officers deter crime, use to rise Special

K9 is the homophone for "canine" officers. Deterring crime by their presence alone, use of trained dogs as canine officers is expected to rise.

Women in Prison: No longer hopeless Special

Cells in jails and prisons around the United States are being filled by women at an alarming rate. Drugs. Crime. Children. Shame. A prison sentence is different for a woman than it is for a man.

Why the world needs more 'Jacks' Special

Jensen Beach - John Carcano is Holly Creek’s best kept secret. The quiet community in Martin County, Florida has a neighbor unlike any other.

Janice Gillyard named Hometown Hero by Philadelphia 76ers

Faithfully Fresh, a community market, has won Janice Gillyard a Philadelphia 76ers Hometown Heroes award. The market was developed by Gillyard to provide fresh fruits and vegetable to inner-city Philly neighbourhoods.

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Jason and Laura Devito with Shiloh Founders of Canines 4 Hope

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