Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel

Kate Santich

Orlando Sentinel

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Past articles by Kate:

Leesburg man, quadriplegic at 20, helped change minds about what’s possible

Bill Miller of Leesburg, left a quadriplegic in college, helped to create more than a way to bowl. He created an extraordinary life. → Read More

Couple’s $1 million gift will help build Orlando wellness center

Winter Park philanthropists Dr. Don and Cindy Diebel are giving $1 million to help build the Heart of West Lakes Wellness Center in Orlando. → Read More

Rise of potent weed brings warnings of chronic vomiting, addiction

Is more potent pot driving a rise in marijuana use disorder? Doctors are lining up on both sides. Some warn of chronic vomiting and anxiety. → Read More

Orlando to allow Parramore homeless shelters to update facilities, expand footprint

The Orlando City Council voted to allow Parramore’s homeless shelters to relocate or expand their facilities -- within strict limits. → Read More

As 988 debuts, will Central Florida crisis centers be ready?

The new national mental health crisis line — 988 — debuts Saturday, but advocates urge Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to do more to respond. → Read More

Food bank double-whammy: Rising inflation, demand hit Central Florida charities

Record gas prices and spiraling grocery bills are also hurting Central Florida charities as they face growing demand for help. → Read More

‘We shut these clowns down’: Suit settled over scheme targeting Hispanic homeowners

A 2014 Fair Housing Act case against a Florida law firm for preying on struggling Hispanic homeowners ends in $4.6 million settlement. → Read More

July 4th panic at Lake Eola reflects nation ‘primed’ by frequent mass gun violence

In a nation traumatized by gun violence, Orlando was one of three major cities where July 4 crowds panicked over fears of a shooter. → Read More

Florida emergency management accused of stiffing contractor for COVID test kits

Florida’s Division of Emergency Management stiffed a private contractor for some $4.4 million in COVID-19 tests, a new lawsuit claims. → Read More

Unaccompanied children caught between DeSantis, Biden in immigration standoff

Thousands of unaccompanied children are caught between the administrations of Ron DeSantis and Joe Biden in Florida's immigration standoff. → Read More

United Way invests $1 million for Seminole County’s biggest homeless charity

Heart of Florida United Way announced a $1 million grant to Longwood’s The Sharing Center, fueling a major expansion of the homeless agency. → Read More

onePulse Foundation hires Deborah Bowie, a veteran executive familiar with tragedy

Orlando's onePulse Foundation has a new leader — Deborah Bowie, a veteran executive who lost her sister in a Miramar triple murder. → Read More

Pets become casualties in Central Florida’s rental crisis

Skyrocketing rents in Central Florida aren't just affecting humans. Pets have become the latest inflation casualty, animal shelters report. → Read More

Central Floridians on both sides of abortion debate vow to keep fighting

It was a day of elation, heartbreak, resolve and outrage as Central Floridians learned of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Special Olympics to apologize to athletes for COVID vaccine mandate, DeSantis says

Gov. Ron DeSantis has dropped a $27.5 million fine against Special Olympics over vaccine mandates, but the charity could pay in other ways. → Read More

Special Olympics Florida helps Ukrainian refugees with intellectual disabilities

Special Olympics Florida is leading what has become a national effort to aid athletes with intellectual disabilities fleeing war in Ukraine. → Read More

Orlando council backs plan to allow Parramore homeless agencies to modernize

Leaders of Orlando social service agencies say a decades-old policy is preventing charities from upgrading their facilities in Parramore. → Read More

10 years after DACA, Central Florida dreamers still in limbo

Ten years after the passage of DACA, more than 23,600 Floridians are languishing in the program’s legal limbo. → Read More

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins Hispanic Federation fight for LGBTQ rights with $1 million fund

Lin-Manuel Miranda joined the Hispanic Federation and Ricky Martin Tuesday to announce a $1 million fund to fight anti-LGBTQ legislation. → Read More

Big profits, high costs make Orlando affordable housing tough to build

With the housing situation in metro Orlando being called a crisis, developers and advocates building more affordable housing has a number of hurdles in the way. → Read More