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Florida Tourism Reaches A Peak

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Tourism in Florida is at an all-time high. The amount of visitors in the first quarter of 2015 is up 6 percent from the previous year.

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Lopez-Cantera ‘Strongly Considering’ Senate Bid

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera publicly confirmed Saturday that he is considering running for U.S. Senate in 2016. He announced his possible candidacy at the executive board meeting during the Republican Party of Florida’s quarterly meeting at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.

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Tri-State Group Unanimously Backs Plan For River System

By on May 14th, 2015 | Last updated: May 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Fifty-six people from Florida, Georgia and Alabama unanimously approved of a new sustainable water management plan. They issued their recommendations even as Florida sues Georgia, with Florida’s government arguing that too much water is being siphoned off upstream.

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Budget Impasse Could Delay Tax Cuts

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

A massive tax-cut package and the governor’s push for a “historic” increase in education funding could be in jeopardy as the health care-fueled budget impasse continues in the Legislature. The Senate remains firm that a tax-cut package isn’t going to move while the impasse is in place.

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Congressional Hearing Planned On Lip Showdown

By on May 12th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

A congressional committee will hold a hearing on Gov. Rick Scott’s showdown with the federal government over health-care funding. However, that meeting could come too late to help close a potential $2.2 billion hole in the state budget.

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UF Chapter Of ZBT To Close Immediately

By and on April 28th, 2015 | Last updated: April 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm

In the wake of allegations of misconduct at an event in Panama City Beach, the University of Florida’s Zeta Beta Tau chapter will close as of Tuesday. Members of the fraternity were accused of disrespecting wounded veterans.

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UF Gymnastics Coach Rhonda Faehn Resigns

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 10:58 am

University of Florida gymnastics coach Rhonda Faehn has resigned to take a position with USA Gymnastics.

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Tornado Damages Homes Near Ocala Monday

By on April 21st, 2015 | Last updated: April 21, 2015 at 12:41 pm

More than 50 homes were damaged in two separate neighborhoods southwest of Ocala Monday afternoon as severe thunderstorms rolled through.

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Supreme Court Decision Reopens Juvenile Sentences

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Florida inmates serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles should be resentenced under guidelines that went into effect last year, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.

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UF Health Shands Hospital Responds To Mold Discovery In North Tower

By on March 11th, 2015 | Last updated: March 11, 2015 at 7:48 pm

After a complaint from a cancer patient, UF Health Shands Hospital has removed mold from three patient rooms in the hospital’s north tower.

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