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Category Archives: Florida

Flooding Forces Dixie County Residents From Homes

By on August 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: August 3, 2015 at 1:28 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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Craft Beer Scene In North Central Florida Booms

By on July 16th, 2015 | Last updated: July 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The number of craft beer breweries in the state of Florida is rising. The state’s tourism industry is helping to increase the popularity of craft beer.

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Florida Bee Populations Growing, Not Necessarily Thriving

By on July 13th, 2015 | Last updated: July 13, 2015 at 10:34 am

While bee populations in Florida show some growth, some factors still keep them from flourishing. Land loss, overcrowding and herbicides pose problems for the bees and the beekeepers.

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Florida Fishermen Face Fierce Competition

By on July 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: July 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Florida fisherman are concerned with the growing taste for imported fish. As imports from other countries increase, questions of ethics and safety are floating to the surface.

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Protestors Voice Concern Over Proposed Bear Hunt

By on June 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: June 23, 2015 at 10:28 am

Protesters voiced their opposition to the proposed bear hunt on Monday outside of the Ocala office for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The FWC is expected to vote on the issue Wednesday.

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Amendment 40 Splits Red Snapper Season, Extending For Charters

By on June 8th, 2015 | Last updated: June 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Red snapper season was divided on June 1 into two recreational sectors: federal for-hire charter captains and private recreational fishermen. The season for recreational fisherman will be limited to 10 consecutive days, ending at 12:01 a.m. on June 11.

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House, Senate Still Stuck in Health Debate

By on June 1st, 2015 | Last updated: June 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Florida legislators began a special session Monday to pass a budget for the year beginning July 1. But the House and Senate are still in a stalemate over whether to adopt a Senate proposal use Medicaid expansion money from the Affordable Care Act to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.

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Court Limits Damages In UCF Player’s Death

By on May 28th, 2015 | Last updated: May 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday the parents of University of Central Florida football player, Ereck Plancher, are limited to collecting $200,000 in a lawsuit they filed against UCF Athletics Association, Inc. Plancher collapsed and died in March 2008 after off-season football drills supervised by football coach George O’Leary.

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