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5 Things to Know in Florida for June 30


ST. AUGUSTINE OFFICER UNINJURED AFTER SUSPECT OPENS FIRE Police say a man shooting a gun randomly in a northeast Florida neighborhood fired on a responding female officer, who escaped injury. St. Augustine police say 32-year-old Charles Patten of Palatka ...

Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast Talks Fences, School Board’s Disability Dollars, Social Media Day


(1 p.m., district headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka.) Independence Weekend Closing Notes ...
according to data released by the Florida Department of Education Friday,” the Observer reports. Businesses, including gas station, filling new Shoppes ...

St. Johns River Wetland Center to Teach Conservation, Demonstrate Sustainability


"This planted roof will support biodiversity and provide a unique aesthetic quality for the St. Johns Wetlands Center," according to Ken James, President of James Greenroofs, the licensed grower for LiveRoof systems servicing Florida, Georgia and ...

St. Augustine officer uninjured after suspect opens fire


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man shooting a gun randomly in a northeast Florida neighborhood fired on a responding female officer, who escaped injury. St. Augustine police say 32-year-old Charles Patten of Palatka was arrested early Sunday ...

FL district, agricultural partners explore innovative rainwater harvesting techniques


PALATKA, FL, June 29, 2015 -- The St. Johns River Water Management District of Florida has teamed up with Trader Hill Farms in Nassau County, Fla., to implement an innovative technique of rainwater harvesting that will be used to irrigate crops ...

Florida man shot at police officer in St. Augustine, cops say


Patten, 32, of Palatka, and charged him with attempted murder on a law enforcement officer, possession of two firearms by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed weapon. He's being held in the St. Johns County jail without bond.

Florida School of the Arts honors 36 graduates


The Florida School of the Arts bid farewell to 36 graduates pursuing ...
associate degrees in the visual and performing arts at the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. The award for Outstanding Graduate in Design and Technical Theatre was ...

ICYMI: Surfing Raccoon Rides a Gator


Alligators and raccoons are both common sightings in Florida, but it’s not everyday a photographer manages to capture a shot of a raccoon surfing on a gator’s back. That, however, is exactly what Palatka resident Richard Jones said happened Saturday ...

Viral: Raccoon Hitches a Ride on an Alligator Like a Boss


This is easily the coolest caught-on-camera moment in all of animal history. Palatka based Richard Jones and his family's day out at Florida's Ocala National Forest turned rather exciting when they chanced upon this little raccoon riding on an alligator ...

Nothing To See Here, Just A Raccoon Riding A Gator In Florida's Ocala National Forest


No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is indeed a raccoon standing atop an alligator. Richard Jones of Palatka, Florida, told WFTV that he and his family had been walking along the Ocklawaha River in Ocala National Forest over the weekend when he ...

Man snaps picture of raccoon on top of gator in Ocala National Forest


OCALA, Fla. — A Palatka man said he snapped a picture of a raccoon on top of an alligator in the Ocala National Forest Sunday morning. Stephan Zapoper said he and his son Lindsey were walking along t…

Clergy BUSTED in Prostitution stings


By Christopher Rice The government shouldn't be locking up consenting adults for choosing to engage in consensual behavior. Along as prostitution is completely illegal, the harms of it will greatly o…
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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in PALATKA FLORIDA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]



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There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in PALATKA FLORIDA.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]




  • The situation of health coverage in in PALATKA FLORIDA

    1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

    That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

    With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


    2. Medicaid is helping millions.

    The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

    While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


    3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

    Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

    This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


    4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


    5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

    The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


    These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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