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Culture Ministry to subsidize renovation work
The Ministry of Culture will provide a subsidy of NT$180 million (US$5.54 million) for the preservation and renovation of a complex of 18 Japanese colonial-era buildings in Taitung, southeastern Taiwan, a legislator said Sunday.
 
Born in ambulance
A one-day-old boy born in an ambulance in Taitung is seen in this photo provided by the Taitung Fire Department on Tuesday, June 21. The baby's mother gave birth while the ambulance was on its 50-kilometer trip to the hospital.
 
Culture, traditions meet in Taitung County
We all think that our generation is vastly different from the one that came before. But in reality, we share the same hopes and fears as they and their predecessors before them did: We want to live in a clean, peaceful and prosperous community.
 
Egg-cellent summer weather
A man films an egg frying on the pavement in Dawu Township, Taitung, on Wednesday, June 1. Temperatures in Taitung County's Dawu Township soared to 38.3 degrees Celsius Wednesday noon, the highest recorded in Taitung so far this year, the Central Weather Bureau said. The high, recorded at 12:09 p.m., was attributed to a Foehn wind by the bureau. Foehn winds are warm and dry gusts that descend from the sheltered side of mountains into valleys.
 
Taitung agriculture authorities warned Monday of a new major outbreak of rabies in the southeastern county after three cases of the disease were recently confirmed, all involving wild ferret-badgers.
 
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.
 
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