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Florida Parks Receive Record Number Of Gold Medals For Excellence

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Florida is the first state to win three National Gold Medals for Excellence from the National Recreation and Park Association.

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State Agencies Seek to Prevent Infant Death During Sleep

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

The Department of Children and Families launched the Safe Sleep Campaign to help reduce the number of infants dying due to unsafe sleeping environments.

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Florida Bill Could Raise Speed Limit on Interstates, Highways

By on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

A new bill proposed by two Florida senators could push the speed limit on highways and interstates up by 5 miles per hour.

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As More Come Home, Orange Lake Veterans Welcome Those From All Wars

By on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Frank Brown still recalls what it was like trying to enroll in college after returning home from Vietnam. It wasn’t easy. Many years later, he’s among a group of Orange Lake veterans who try to be more welcoming to a new generation of returning soldiers.

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Student Veterans Find A Home at UF, Work to Advocate For In-State Tuition

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

As the nation celebrates veterans, student vets at the University of Florida finds a home in a new center just for them which opened in April. Some are also advocating for the support of pending bills to allow veterans to automatically receive in-state tuition rates.

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Florida Department of Children and Families Launch Campaign to Spotlight Adoption

By on November 8th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm

The Florida Department of Children and Families are highlighting adoption stories in an effort to increase adoption rates.

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Gainesville’s Young Drivers Pulled In Most Texting and Driving Tickets In First Month

By on November 7th, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

Gainesville Police issued 10 citations in the first month of Florida’s texting while driving ban. Drivers ages 18 to 25 have received more than half of the 10 citations, said Ben Tobias, Gainesville Police Department spokesperson.

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Turnover In North Florida 8th Circuit And Bradford County Judge Positions

By on November 5th, 2013 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

After the death of Judge Johnny R. Hobbes and the retirement of David A. Glant, one circuit court judge position has been filled, but one remains and must be filled by Dec. 2.

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Cuts In Food Stamp Benefits May Put Pressure On Food Banks

By and on October 25th, 2013 | Last updated: October 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

Effective Nov. 1, food stamp benefits will be cut for Floridians, which may make the people who depend on those food benefits turn to food banks.

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Chiefland Department Of Children And Families Will Close And Be Replaced By Website

By and on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

The Department of Children and Families in Chiefland will close its doors on March 31, 2014.

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