Going green with grocery bags?
American consumers have been encouraged to find ways they can “go green.” People have been encouraged to bring their own reusable bags to grocery stores in recent years to reduce the amount of plastic bags that end up in landfills. The city of San Jose, California actually banned the use of plastic bags in January of this year. Plastic bags are blamed for clogging up landfills. Just a few years ago in Marco Island Florida city officials had to battle flooding problems caused by plastic bags and other debris which clogged city street drains. As Florida’s 89-point-one WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports, the state of Florida is moving slowly on the idea of plastic bag bans.
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Supporters of medical marijuana legalization went to court houses all over Florida on Friday in an effort to acquire the signatures needed to put the issue on the 2016 ballot. They need a total of 683,149 signatures, according to Ben Pollara, campaign manager for United for Care, an organization dedicated to legalizing medical marijuana.
Two people are dead after a single-engine aircraft crashed in Weirsdale, Fla. today. Marion County officials conducted early investigations before handing over to the FAA and NTSB.
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Officials at Wild Waters Water Park in Ocala are moving forward with plans to phase out the park and turn it into an ecotourism site by 2016. Long-time fans of the park are protesting the loss of one of Florida’s crown jewels. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hopes to curb the 2 million gallons of water the park drains each month from Ocala’s water system.
Dixie County residents are being pushed out of their homes as flood waters rise after heavy rain in the past 24 hours. About 45 homes and 30 roads have been affected throughout the county.