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HEALTH: Polk lags the state and nation in residents’ access to health care in general and mental health care in particular, according to a recent assessment by Lakeland Regional Health.

TEACHERS: An impasse over teacher salaries appears to be ending as union members ratified a contract that includes raises of 2 to 3.5 percent.

LAKE: Plans to develop a massive private park west of downtown have prompted city officials to step up efforts to clean Lake Bonnet. Commissioners have authorized a $198k study needed to apply for grants to remove algae-fostering nutrients.

THINGS TO DO: Pints for Paws at Lake Mirror Friday | “Musical Thrones” at RP Funding Center Tuesday