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Federal Judge Strikes Florida Drug Test For Welfare Applicants

By on January 1st, 2014 | Last updated: January 1, 2014 at 8:48 am

A federal court struck a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing. Gov. Rick Scott has vowed to appeal the ruling.

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As Florida Gun Debate Swirls, Massad Ayoob Explains ‘Reasonable Fear’ In Gun Safety Courses

By on December 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

Massad Ayoob, or Uncle Mas, as his pupils call him, is an NRA lifetime member, firearms instructor, part-time police officer, and self-defense expert. He started the second day of a 40-hour lesson on self-defense with a speech that waxed philosophical.

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On The Path Ahead For Genetically Modified Foods In Florida

By on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 18, 2013 at 10:42 am

More consumers are accepting of controversial genetically modified food, according to a new study by University of Florida’s IFAS Extension on consumer attitudes towards genetically modified food.

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Gainesville Inmate Program Gives Man and Man’s Best Friend a Second Chance at Life

By on December 16th, 2013 | Last updated: December 16, 2013 at 9:50 am

Proud adoptive families watched as their pets-to-be received AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificates at the The Paws On Parole 30th Academy Graduation ceremony on Friday morning.

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ATV Accident Increase In Florida Follows National Trend

By on December 11th, 2013 | Last updated: January 8, 2014 at 1:25 pm

ATV-related crashes occurred at a rate of about one per week in 2012 and 2013 in North Central Florida, and children were frequently among the injured or dead. Riders and officials alike agree: basic safety precautions and tighter focus on the state’s helmet law would help limit tragedies.

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Rep. Baxley, Opponents Continue to Battle over Proposed Union Civil War Monument

By on December 10th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Nearly 150 years after the Battle of Olustee, there’s a new Civil War conflict between supporters and detractors of a proposed Union soldier memorial at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, the site of Florida’s biggest Civil War battle.

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Ocala Food Drive Looks to Help Depleting Food Pantries

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

Marion County Sheriff’s Office joins in on the efforts of helping local food pantries.

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New Civil War Monument Triggers Debate in Lake City

By on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.

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Camp Blanding Gets Grant for Safety System Improvements

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Camp Blanding military base in Starke will be undergoing two safety system upgrades thanks to funds from a grant. The upgrades are to be completed by 2014.

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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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