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Today on Context Florida: Veterans & disability, lying pollsters and ex-offenders returning to the workforce

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Today on Context Florida: It’s Veterans Day Wednesday, and Tom O’Hara is more excited than usual. In researching this column, he learned that as a Vietnam veteran O’Hara might be eligible to collect VA disability benefits due to his diabetes – even though I’m sure a tedious year at Phu Cat Air Force Base has nothing to do with my blood-sugar levels today. It’s a great time to be a veteran, O’Hara says. Jac VerSteeg believes polling accuracy might be worse…

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St. Pete leaders celebrate locally based healthy initiatives with the First Lady at the White House

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St. Pete Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin and Healthy St. Pete Director Kim Brasher met First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Wednesday to celebrate a milestone in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties initiative that St. Pete is a part of. “This groundbreaking milestone of reaching 500 communities brings us closer to the goal of providing every American with the opportunity to live in a community that prioritizes the health and well-being of their residents,” said National League…

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