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Category Archives: Florida

Southern Poverty Law Center Issues Report on Hate Groups

By on April 9th, 2015 | Last updated: April 9, 2015 at 5:26 pm

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports there are currently 784 hate groups nationwide. Florida’s 50 hate groups ranks second in the nation, with California topping the list with 57 different groups.

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New App Feature Makes Lunch Easier For Children During Summer

By on April 7th, 2015 | Last updated: April 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

A new feature on the Nutrislice app will show parents and students where the nearest Summer Meal Program site is. With 20 million viewers, the mobile application is designed to inform people about the school lunch program and to help alleviate food insecurity in Florida.

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Bills Proposing Abortion Counseling, Waiting Period For Women Move Forward

By on April 6th, 2015 | Last updated: April 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

A set of bills moving through the Florida Senate and House of Representatives would require women to attend a counseling session 24 hours prior to having an abortion procedure. Proponents of the legislation believe the bills would provide awareness, while others believe the mandated counseling could have a negative impact on women’s health.

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Florida House Bills Allowing Concealed Carry In Schools Pass Judiciary Committee

By on April 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: April 3, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Two bills proposing changes to existing state standings on concealed weapons and firearms in schools won favorable votes in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. HB 4005 and HB 19 will now be put to a vote on the House floor before moving on to the state Senate.

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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 Innovative, Successful System for Growing Strawberries

By on March 18th, 2015 | Last updated: April 2, 2015 at 5:53 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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