Hourly News Update
Category Archives: Politics
By Kathryn Varn on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm
Florida’s new lieutenant governor has officially taken office after he was sworn in Monday morning. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, formerly the Miami-Dade County property appraiser, started the job almost a year after Jennifer Carroll resigned following an Internet gambling controversy. He is the [...]
By Eden Otero 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.
By Lauren Richardson 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.
By Nickelle Smith and Maria A. Llorens 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.
By Rachel Crosby on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm
Ten candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking office.
By Jennifer Hernandez 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.
By Shannon Kaestle 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.
By Lauren Richardson 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.
By Heather van Blokland 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.
By Michael Pappa Jr. and Ethan Magoc 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.