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Proposal to Amend Energy Law in Florida Legislature

By on February 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm

An amendment to a 2006 utility law could change the way electric companies raise money to upgrade and build plants.

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Wildwood Residents Sue Over Police Fee Tied to Water Bills

By on January 30th, 2014 | Last updated: January 31, 2014 at 4:48 pm

The City of Wildwood is facing a potential class-action lawsuit from residents over a user fee in their water bills from 2005 to 2011.

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Obama Should Improve Job Prospects for Floridians, Says NAACP Leader

By and on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 9:18 am

Florida NAACP leader Torey Alston, the chair of economic development, hopes President Obama’s leadership will improve home ownership and unemployment prospects for African Americans and Latinos.

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City of Gainesville Candidates Announced for March Election

By on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking office.

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State Organization Announces Plans to File Lawsuit Challenging Florida’s Same-Sex Marriage Laws

By on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Equality Florida, a state organization advocate for LGBT rights, has partnered with six same-sex couples to challenge Florida’s same-sex marriage laws.

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After Two Years Without, Yankeetown May Be Closer to Finding a Mayor

By on January 15th, 2014 | Last updated: January 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Residents of Yankeetown have been divided by a long-standing feud over potential developments. The town currently has no mayor because no one wants to take on the responsibility of leading a divided town.

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Fruitland Park Residents Uproar Over Commissioners Pensions

By on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Fruitland Park city commissioners voted against an ordinance that would have given the part-time, long-serving commissioners 50 and 100 percent-salary pensions.

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Farm Bill cuts may affect Florida SNAP Education

By on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

Cuts to the Farm Bill by Congress will threaten SNAP-Ed programs in Florida schools.

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Access to Mayor Email Correspondence Varies in North Florida

By and on December 20th, 2013 | Last updated: December 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

Of 24 towns contacted in North Central Florida, 18 sent their mayor’s emails free of charge to WUFT. The others posed fees, lack of archived emails and other problems when confronted with a request for the public records.

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Organizations Push To Pass Laws Protecting Racing Greyhounds

By on December 4th, 2013 | Last updated: December 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm

(Photo credit: Rainer Hungershausen/Flickr)
Last month, sixteen animal protection organizations sent a letter to the Florida House and Senate Gaming Committees, calling for the passage of two greyhound protection measures. The letter asked lawmakers to pass a greyhound injury reporting law and to eliminate a state mandate requiring gaming facilities to hold live dog races.

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