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In The News: Tax Collector Tech Improves Services, Scott’s Online Voter Criticism Angers Officials, Bill Gives Private Agencies Right To Refuse Gay Couple Adoption, Florida Senate Proposes Adopting Early School Start Date

By on April 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 2, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Tax collector uses tech to reduce office wait times – The Alachua County tax collector’s office is using new technology to manage customer service and improve wait times for its services. The Gainesville Sun Gov. Rick Scott’s criticism of online […]

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In The News: Wal-Mart Employees Still Eligible for Public Assistance, 560,000-Acre Tract in North Florida, FL Senate Moves to Suspend School Grades, All But One Convicted in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

By on April 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: April 2, 2015 at 10:53 am

Despite pay hike, Walmart workers still need help – According to a report by Americans for Tax Fairness, Wal-Mart’s highly publicized pay increase to at least $9 an hour for its 1.3 million employees still won’t be enough to get […]

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In The News: Mandatory California Water Restrictions, Senate Adds $35 Mil To Budget, Disney Bus Crash, Hernandez Trial Testimony Continues, ISIS Cited For Records Exemption

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 3:08 pm

As California’s Drought Worsens, Governor Announces New Water Restrictions – California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a set of mandatory water conservation measures today, as the state continues to struggle with a prolonged drought that has lasted for more […]

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In The News: Panama City Beach Drinking Ban, Florida Mayor Acquitted, School Guns Bill Setback, Jimmy Carter Speaks At UF

By and on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 6:08 pm

No drinking Panama City Beach during spring break – The Panama City Beach council banned drinking on the beach and in parking lots through April 18. This emergency ordinance comes after a shooting at a party last weekend. News 4 […]

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In the News: Florida Hospital To Move, Jacksonville Debates Cop Body Cams, West Palm Mayor Bans Travel To Indiana, Florida Lawmakers Talk Health Care In DC

By on March 31st, 2015 | Last updated: March 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Florida Hospital Apopka unveils plans for new location – Florida Hospital announced plans to move to a new location after 40 years in downtown Apopka. The new location will bring new services to the hospital and a bigger campus. Orlando […]

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In The News: Possible State Abortion Restrictions, Deadly Church Van Crash, Santa Fe College Wins Award, Prosecution Rests in Boston Bombing Trial

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm

New restrictions on abortion could pass in Florida Legislature – The Florida Legislature is considering measures to restrict abortions, including a bill that would require a woman receive counseling before coming back later for the procedure. AP Church van crashes […]

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In The News: Charter School Lawsuit Loses Major Plaintiff, Florida Group Advocates for Children of Illegal Immigrants, Seminole County Power Outage Affects 2,000 Residents, Local Students Qualify for International Competition

By on March 30th, 2015 | Last updated: March 30, 2015 at 11:51 am

Florida Charter School Lawsuit Loses Major Plaintiff – The Florida Association of School Administrators has pulled out of a lawsuit challenging the legality of Florida’s corporate tax scholarship program. According to FASA executive director Juhon Mixon, the board dropped out […]

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In The News: Germanwings Co-Pilot Acted Deliberately, Children Arrested For Arson, Budget May Shrink State Workforce, Employers Lose Money From Discrimination

By and on March 26th, 2015 | Last updated: March 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot acted deliberately –According to Brice Robin, prosecutor, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 purposely crashed the plane on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board. Information obtained from the cockpit’s black box indicates that Andreas Lubitz deliberately […]

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In The News: New GPS Satellite, Teen Shoots Brothers And Himself, SunRail Running After Crash, U.S. Air Raids On ISIS, Tornadoes In Oklahoma

By and on March 26th, 2015 | Last updated: March 26, 2015 at 10:14 am

Delta IV rocket launch successfully deploys GPS satellite – United Launch Alliance successfully deployed a GPS satellite into orbit Wednesday that will replace a 22-year-old satellite and support military operations. Florida Today 13-year-old Florida boy shoots, kills 6-year-old brother before killing […]

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In The News: Child Lobbies for Blind Floridians, Justices Side with Pregnant Driver, States Consider Awarding Lottery Winners Anonymity, Former NFL Player Pleads No Contest

By on March 25th, 2015 | Last updated: March 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Tallahassee 9-year-old Lobbies for Blind Services – A 9-year-old girl has taken the lead on helping other children like her get the support they need to live better with their vision impairments. Tallahassee Democrat Justices Side with Ex-UPS Worker who […]

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