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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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Prescribed Forest Burn To Affect Levy County Traffic

By and on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

Multiple intersections in Levy County will be closed starting Tuesday due to a controlled burn at Goethe State Forest. The 10,000 acre burn is the largest in the forest’s history.

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Florida Given Four Out Of Five Stars For Efforts In Preventing Drunken Driving

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.

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Fair Food Program Brings Labor Issues Awareness To Florida

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

The Fair Food Program works to give Florida farmworkers better working conditions. The program established a zero-tolerance rule for sexual harassment and doubled farmworker’s wages with a raise of one cent per pound.

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Bill To Allow Guns On Florida Campuses Passes First Hurdle

By on January 20th, 2015 | Last updated: January 20, 2015 at 6:29 pm

A bill that would let students carry guns on university campuses is moving through the Legislature two months after a shooter wounded three people at a Florida State University library.

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