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.
Source: The Ledger
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