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No time for monkey business?
A police officer sits with a baby macaque in Taitung in this file photo. The monkey was found in a hospital parking lot on Saturday and reported to police, who took it back to the station for bottle feeding.
 
An 81-year-old retired teacher in Taitung County who wants to take his wife for a drive around the island, passed a cognitive assessment test Wednesday that is used to determine the driving ability of elderly drivers.
 
Sea mail
Divers take pictures of a mailbox installed 13 meters under the sea off Green Island, Taitung County, Friday, May 11.
 
Calls to delay decision on controversial Taitung resort project
Lawmakers and activists have urged the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to delay a decision on the fate of the Shanyuan Palm Beach Resort (杉原棕櫚濱海渡假村) in Taitung County.
 
A scuba diving coach has warned that the population of batfish in waters near Green Island, which lies off the coast of Taitung, is shrinking fast and could disappear entirely if action is not taken to protect the species.
 
Stones picked up by Chinese tourists at two of Taitung's scenic spots have been returned to the seashore, the East Coast National Scenic Area Administration under the Tourism Bureau said Monday.
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The superintendent of Taitung Hospital in southeastern Taiwan has warned the public of the dangers of overindulging over the Feb. 6-14 Lunar New Year holiday.
 
Chinese New Year cleaning can help contribute to charity, as a number of organizations will hold marketplace events to raise money for the disadvantaged.
 
Three absconded Vietnamese workers were nabbed in Taitung, eastern Taiwan, Coast Guard Administration officials said Tuesday.
 
An armed fugitive took three students hostage in Taitung, resulting in a standoff with police that was still ongoing as of press time on Monday, Dec. 21.
 
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