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Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Biologist Julie Bortles is helping protect water quality in Orange County’s lakes, rivers and springs

Growing up in Miami next to a lake, Julie Bortles was constantly outside playing. Her strong love for the environment, however, was fueled by her mother’s fondness for taking in injured animals – bats, ducks, squirrels, dogs, cats – thus exposing her to a love of nature.

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IAAPA Celebrates Grand Opening of New Global Headquarters in Orange County

IAAPA, the association for the attractions industry, recently celebrated the grand opening of its $14 million, 22,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art international headquarters in Orlando this week....

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Florida Simulation Summit: Four Key Takeaways at the Fifth Annual Tech Event

The 5th annual Florida Simulation Summit, hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, in partnership with the National Center for Simulation and the Orlando...

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Autonomous Shuttles on the Road in Orange County

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, the region’s first autonomous shuttles were on the road in Lake Nona. Orlando’s fastest-growing community has two fully electric,...

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What to Do When a Traffic Signal is Inoperable

Traffic signals provide clear indication to drivers when it is safe to stop, go or slow down. In rare cases, a traffic signal may...

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Orange TV Shines throughout a Quarter Century of Excellence

In 1995, when Orange TV began as a 24-hour broadcast station that televised programming related to Orange County Government services and activities, it was...

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Orange County Launches Electronic Master Building Permit Program

Orange County Division of Building Safety has launched a Master Building Permit Program, also known as the Masterfile review process, for residential single-family, two-family...

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A Closer Look: The Office of the Orange County Property Appraiser

The Office of the Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA) is charged with identifying, locating and fairly valuing all property, both real and personal, within...

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Orange County Environmental Protection Division Works with Local Businesses to Go Green and Stay Green

Corporate sustainability has become synonymous with social and environmental responsibility. One Apopka-based company, Bloem LLC, which manufactures innovative outdoor garden products, took the initiative...

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Virgin Trains USA Breaks Ground on Central Florida Expansion

Virgin Trains USA, formerly Brightline, broke ground on Monday, June 24, 2019, for the nation’s largest privately funded infrastructure project to expand its passenger...