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Local churches branch out with frond preparations

“We do it because we are celebrating Jesus,” said Senior Pastor Sterling Boykin of Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach. “We are entering ...
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Engagements: Hunter Livingston & Nia Maxwell

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Brevard County, Florida’s Jobless Mark Ticks Down

Across Florida, the metro areas with the lowest unemployment marks for February were Gainesville at 4.7 percent, followed by 5 percent in the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin metro area, the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach metro area and the ...

Rosters, coaches set for East, West

The West teams representing The Northwest Florida Daily News readership area ...
among the seniors from the larger schools in the Fort Walton Beach area. West boys will be trying to end a four-game East winning streak that has enabled the East to take ...

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport to Perform Emergency Training Exercise

The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) will be conducting a “Triennial ...
Eglin AFB, U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Red Cross, City of Valparaiso, City of Niceville, Okaloosa County Department of Public ...

NASA Awards Contract for Test Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering

NASA has selected HX5 Sierra, LLC, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida to provide operations, engineering and maintenance support services test facilities and laboratories for the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky ...

Community Happenings March 28

April 4: Coastal Bird Stewardship Program Training Walk with Bonnie Samuelson of Audubon Florida will conduct this educational event centered on protecting nesting shorebirds, such as Snowy Plovers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach.

Pot dealer sent smoke signals, deputies say

Advertising never hurts, unless you're selling something illegal. Where's there's smoke, there's pot: Panhandle deputies on patrol noticed smoke "pouring out" of a sedan's window, records show, reports the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton beach.

Celebration of life planned for ninth CMSAF James C. Binnicker

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) -- A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., March 28, 2015, at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to honor the ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker.

Binnicker ceremony to be held Saturday in Florida

In the meantime, a celebration of life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Air Force said in a Tuesday release. The ceremony in Florida is open to the public, the Air Force said.

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TownePlace Suites Fort Walton Beach Wins Opening Hotel of the Year

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Donating to Shelter House

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Tate Remains Undefeated With Win Over Fort Walton Beach

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What you a need to know to become a US citizen

The process for obtaining citizenship requires time and preparation, but knowing the steps will help make the process more agile.

The following video contains information on the general requirements that need to be met to become a US citizen, such as:

Having the statutory age.

A legal resident and remain in the country while their application is processed. Importantly, marital status may result in a less extended period for citizenship.

Demonstrate English proficiency.

Having knowledge of history and government of the United States.

Be a person of good moral character.

Take an oath of allegiance to prove that supports and defends the United States and its Constitution.

You can get further information by visiting the website of Citizenship and Immigration United States (USCIS, acronym) or by calling 1-800-375-5283 (press 2 for Spanish), 1-800-767-1833 (TDD for hearing impaired).

Video Transcript

VOICE: If you are interested in becoming a US citizen, you must meet several requirements will vary depending on your situation. For example:

Be at least 18 years of age at the time you submit your application.

Have been a permanent resident for at least five years. If you are married to a US citizen, this requirement may be reduced to three years.

Having lived in the same state or district USCIS office having jurisdiction over the place of residence for three months prior to the date of application.

VOICE: You must also show that you have continuously resided in the United States.

VOICE: Continuous residence

OFFICIAL: Continuous residence means a permanent resident has not left the United States for a long period. Doing so could interrupt your continuous residence.

VOICE: Physical presence in the United States

VOICE: must also demonstrate physical presence in the United States. This means being present in the country for at least 30 months in the 5 years prior to the date you file your application.

VOICE: Other requirements include:

VOICE: Be able to read, write and speak English and have basic knowledge of the history and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: Some applicants do not have to meet the English language requirement because of their age and the time they have lived in the United States as permanent residents.

VOICE: You must also prove that knows and understands the fundamentals of the history, principles and form of government of the United States.

VOICE: moral character

OFFICIAL: To naturalized US citizen, must also be a person of good moral character.

OFFICIAL: Committing certain crimes may make him ineligible for naturalization.

VOICE: Pledge of Allegiance

VOICE: Finally, to become a US citizen should pay the Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: Everyone who wants to naturalize must be willing to support and defend America and our Constitution. In fact, you will not become a US citizen until perform this Pledge of Allegiance.

VOICE: You should note that it is obliged to reside in the United States while their application is pending.

VOICE: These are just general requirements. For further information contact the US Citizenship and Immigration United States through the Internet or by phone at 1 (800) 375-5283. [11]


What do you know about abuse of women in FORT WALTON BEACH FLORIDA ?

Click the red escape button above to immediately leave this site if your abuser may see you reading it.

Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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In FORT WALTON BEACH FLORIDA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


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