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Scott Highlights Florida’s History As He Talks Of Its Future

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Gov. Rick Scott gave a State of the State speech Tuesday that was as much a Florida history lesson as it was a vision for the state’s future — telling lawmakers he wants more tax cuts, more money for education and more affordable college tuition.

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Governor Scott State Of The State Address

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Florida Governor Scott delivers the State of the State Address

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Questions Raised About Proposed Pot Rule

By on March 2nd, 2015 | Last updated: March 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 27, 2015 — A lawyer for the Legislature is questioning the Department of Health’s proposed medical-marijuana rule, slated for a public vetting on Monday. The top lawyer for the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee raised concerns this […]

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Despite Obstacles, Solar Energy Slowly Gains Traction In Florida

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

Solar energy is growing in popularity in Florida. The largest solar power system in Marion County was recently completed despite losing incentives, including Florida’s solar rebate.

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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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