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Same-Sex Couples Enjoy More Benefits With Marriage Legalization

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 12, 2015 at 9:02 am

With the legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida, gay and lesbian couples will now be able to enjoy the benefits of marriage that were not available through civil unions or domestic partnerships.

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Rape Survivor’s Journey Comes Full Circle With Execution Of Attacker

By on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Cecilia McAdams finds closure in the execution of the man who raped her and murdered her husband in 1993.

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Rainbow Family Gathers For Peace In Ocala National Forest

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 11:37 am

Advocates for love and peace, the Rainbow Family will be camping out in the Ocala National Forest in February. They hope this year will bring good times despite their controversial past.

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Programs Offer Assistance With Signing Up For Health Insurance

By on January 30th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

Several programs in Florida are helping individuals sign up for health insurance. The services assist with creating email accounts, filling out paperwork and selecting the best coverage options.

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Clamshell Roof Returns to Weeki Wachee Mermaid Theater

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 9:17 am

The Weeki Wachee Mermaid Theater is kicking it old school. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is bringing back the theater’s clamshell-shaped roof.

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Collectors Seek Vintage Beer Cans In Everyday Trash

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

While other beer consumers want nothing to do with their cans once they’re empty, a small but growing number of locals keep the containers as part of their personal beer can collections. Some of the cans, which were sold in the early to mid-20th century, can be worth hundreds of dollars.

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Coyote Encroachment On The Rise In Florida

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

The Florida Wildlife Commission is taking steps to educate urban communities on coyote encroachment. As the canines become more familiar with a city environment, small pets and livestock are at greater risk.

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Challenges Beyond Same-Sex Marriage Remain For LGBT Activists

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: March 20, 2015 at 10:31 pm

While same-sex marriage activists view a decision to allow gay marriage in Florida as a milestone, some say it will take a lot more before equality truly wins in the state. Groups like Equality Florida are trying to keep the conversation moving forward.

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Several Florida Clerks of Court Cease Marriage Ceremonies

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Many same-sex couples celebrated the lifting of Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage last month. Others, however, lamented the decision by several counties’ clerks of court to stop all marriage ceremonies, regardless of the couples’ orientations.

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Children’s Author Running En Route To Literacy Goal

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Author Dennis Yang is almost 3,000 miles into a run around the United States, a trek he says is helping him to promote children’s literacy. During his stops, Yang visits hospitals and schools and reads his published books to children.

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