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Florida Bill Proposing Concealed Carry On Public School Campuses Delayed

By on April 1st, 2015 | Last updated: April 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm

A vote on SB 180 has been postponed in the Committee on Education Pre-K-12. This Florida bill would allow designated public school employees or volunteers to carry concealed weapons with a permit.

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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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Boy, 9, Dies In Ocala National Forest House Fire

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

A 9-year-old boy died after a fire broke out at his mobile home in the Ocala National Forest. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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Ferris Farms Uses New, Successful System of Growing Strawberries

By on March 18th, 2015 | Last updated: March 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm

A Floral City strawberry farm finds success in the Strawberry Advisory System. The system, created by UF strawberry pathologist Natalia Peres, sends alerts to farmers when their crops are at risk for infection.

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Group Wants Probe of Whether Fla. Banned Climate-Change Talk

By on March 10th, 2015 | Last updated: March 10, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Former state employees claim supervisors forbade them from using the term “climate change.” A Florida environmental group is requesting an investigation.

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State Funds Used To Restore Historic Florida Hotel

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Restoration efforts have begun on the historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey, Florida. Once finished, the boutique hotel will feature 31 guest rooms, multiple banquet rooms and a possible restaurant.

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Marion Strawberry Festival Is Sweet For Habitat For Humanity

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Marion County held its second annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity in order to help build homes for the Belleview community.

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Scott Highlights Florida’s History As He Talks Of Its Future

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Gov. Rick Scott gave a State of the State speech Tuesday that was as much a Florida history lesson as it was a vision for the state’s future — telling lawmakers he wants more tax cuts, more money for education and more affordable college tuition.

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Governor Scott State Of The State Address

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Florida Governor Scott delivers the State of the State Address

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Questions Raised About Proposed Pot Rule

By on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 27, 2015 — A lawyer for the Legislature is questioning the Department of Health’s proposed medical-marijuana rule, slated for a public vetting on Monday. The top lawyer for the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee raised concerns this […]

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