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In the News: Disney Ticket Prices, Construction Worker Demand, Florida Health Care, Water Policy Revamp

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: February 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

Disney World Tickets To Exceed $100 – Prices for a one-day ticket to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park are said to increase to $105. The last time prices rose was last February, when most park tickets rose to $99. Orlando Sentinel Construction Industry Faces […]

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In The News: Superbug Kills Two, Campus Gun Bill Passes In Senate Committee, Florida Health Exchange Struggles, Officer Asks To Dismiss Charges

By and on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Two dead, over 170 potentially exposed in ‘superbug’ outbreak – Contaminated medical instruments are thought to be the source of a “superbug” outbreak in Los Angeles. Two patients exposed to the antibiotic-resistant bacteria have died, while 7 have been infected. […]

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In the News: Floridians’ Conservation Concerns, Lunar New Year, Record-breaking Cold, Fighting In Ukraine, Hit and Run Campaign

By and on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 10:21 am

Survey: Floridians want to conserve water but not spend much to do so – In a University of Florida survey, state residents stated concerns for pollution and support for conservation efforts, but are not willing to put in the time […]

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In the News: New Dr. Seuss Book to be Released, Beagle Wins Best in Show at Westminster, Panel of State Senators Approves “Guns on Campus” Bill, Florida Beach Named Best Beach in U.S.

By and on February 18th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm

A lost Dr. Seuss book to be released this summer – A lost manuscript written by Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Geisel, will be published in July. Miami Herald Miss P, a beagle, named best in show at […]

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In The News: County To Restore CAPP Funding, Study Warns Of Physician Shortage, All-Time Lows Possible Throughout Nation, I-4 Crash Shuts Down Interstate Overnight

By and on February 18th, 2015 | Last updated: February 18, 2015 at 10:06 am

County backs plan to restore CAPP funding to 2012 levels – Alachua county commissioners decided Tuesday to restore funding levels for local organizations that serve the poor if tax revenues are sufficient. These Community Agency Partnership Program, or CAPP, groups […]

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In The News: I-75 Crash Spills 100 Gallons of Fuel, Naked Woman Disrupts Orlando Traffic, Melbourne Church Vandalized, Sony Invests in Self-Driving Cars, Texas Judge Blocks Immigration Order

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm
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In the News: FL Solar Coalition Collects Signatures, New Orlando Water Park, Judge Stalls Immigration Action, Woman Surrenders Nursing License

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 10:09 am

Florida solar coalition collects 100,000 signatures for petition – Floridians for Solar Choice announced it collected 100,000 signatures in the first month of a state petition drive involving generating electricity. A ballot petition must be reviewed by the state Supreme Court, […]

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In The News: Tampa Bay Times Lawsuit Against Scott, James Franco To Visit Gainesville, Small Business Tax Holiday In Works, War Powers Vote May Haunt Senators

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Tampa Bay Times joins open-records lawsuit against Rick Scott, Cabinet over Bailey ouster – The Tampa Bay Times has been added to a list of existing plaintiffs to a modified lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet. The […]

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In the News: New Florida Tourism Record Set, State Attorney Seeking Death Penalty, Convicted Felon Released Early, University System Challenging Pro-Gun Legislation

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 9:31 am

Record Number of Tourists Visited Florida in 2014 – Governor Rick Scott announced Monday that more than 97 million tourists visited the state last year, according to Visit Florida. An estimated 11.5 million were from overseas and about 3.8 million came […]

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In The News: Possible Financial Literacy Course, St. Augustine Lacks Upscale Hotels, Columnist At The New York Times Dies, Democrats Select Philadelphia For Convention

By on February 13th, 2015 | Last updated: February 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Legislators back financial literacy course in schools – Legislators are backing a bill that would require all public high school students in Florida to complete a half credit financial literacy course. A similar legislation failed last year. The Florida Times […]

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