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Now cancer-free, Dorothy Hukill says, ‘I’m back’

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After being pronounced cancer-free earlier this year, state Sen. Dorothy Hukill says she “feel(s) great” and already is “excited” to return to Tallahassee for next year’s Legislative Session. She’s also back in the saddle in her district. The Port Orange Republican’s schedule is packed this week: There’s a grand-opening event for a Titusville space-supplies firm, a speech at the Titusville Chamber of Commerce, and post-Legislative Session round-ups before the Lake Helen City Commission and at the Daytona Regional Chamber of…

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Personnel note: Chris Turner to join American Cancer Society advocacy arm

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Well-liked legislative staffer Chris Turner is leaving his post with the House Democratic office for a position  with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ,where he will manage the organization’s grassroots operations for much of the northern half of the state. Turner says his reasons for accepting the position were personal as well as professional. “As a cancer survivor myself, there are few things I take as seriously as finding a cure to this devastating disease,” said Turner. “I’m looking forward to using my passion and…

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American Cancer Society’s influence arm says Legislature’s health cuts put women at risk

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The American Cancer Society’s affiliated Cancer Action Network issued a statement on Tuesday saying that the omission in the current Health & Human Services conference budget proposals of a line item for the “Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program” threatens the lives of average Florida women who depend on public funds for screening programs. See ACS CAN’s full statement below: The Florida Legislature is planning to eliminate $1.5 million in funding for the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer…

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