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Tax Collection Agencies Expedite Concealed Weapon Permits

By on August 31st, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Concealed Weapon Intake System, a voluntary program offered by the government, allows individuals to apply for or renew a concealed weapon license. Adopted by Marion County in April, people who serve in the military are receiving permits in less than a month.

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State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot

By on August 31st, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

The panel responsible for selecting the five nurseries where the state’s first legal pot will be grown have been appointed by Florida health officials. There will be three members, the chief of the Office of Compassionate Use, an accountant and a member of Gov. Rick Scott’s Statewide Drug Advisory Policy Council. 

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Medical Marijuana Supporters Renew Legalization Efforts With New Petition

By on August 14th, 2015 | Last updated: August 14, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Supporters of medical marijuana legalization went to court houses all over Florida on Friday in an effort to acquire the signatures needed to put the issue on the 2016 ballot. They need a total of 683,149 signatures, according to Ben Pollara, campaign manager for United for Care, an organization dedicated to legalizing medical marijuana.

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Two People Dead In Weirsdale Plane Crash

By on August 12th, 2015 | Last updated: August 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Two people are dead after a single-engine aircraft crashed in Weirsdale, Fla. today. Marion County officials conducted early investigations before handing over to the FAA and NTSB.

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Dunnellon Resident Hosts Fishing Television Show

By on August 4th, 2015 | Last updated: August 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Jimmy Nelson, a resident of Dunnellon, Florida, grew up with an affinity for water and fishing. After his job as a real estate agent was affected by the 2006 housing market decline, Nelson began his journey of turning his fishing hobby into a television career.

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Wild Waters Phase-Out Plan Upsets Visitors

By on August 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Officials at Wild Waters Water Park in Ocala are moving forward with plans to phase out the park and turn it into an ecotourism site by 2016. Long-time fans of the park are protesting the loss of one of Florida’s crown jewels. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hopes to curb the 2 million gallons of water the park drains each month from Ocala’s water system.

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Flooding Forces Dixie County Residents From Homes

By on August 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: August 4, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Dixie County residents are being pushed out of their homes as flood waters rise after heavy rain in the past 24 hours. About 45 homes and 30 roads have been affected throughout the county.

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CAIR Florida Files Lawsuit Against “Muslim-Free” Gun Store

By on July 31st, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit against Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, Fla. after Andy Hallinan, the owner, declared his store a “Muslim-Free Zone.” Activists question what this policy implicates for all individuals who can be culturally profiled as Muslims in Florida.

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Florida Leads Country In Boating Accidents, Deaths

By on July 30th, 2015 | Last updated: July 31, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Florida had 577 boating accidents in 2014 and 67 boating deaths, leading the country in both categories. With the large number of boats registered in Florida, some people advocate for stricter boating laws.

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Mini-Lobster Hunters Give Boost To Keys Economy

By on July 27th, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Mini-lobster harvesters flock to the Florida Keys to take part in a two-day hunt for the spiny sea creatures, giving a welcomed boost to the local tourism industry. For some, the annual event has become a family tradition.

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