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2016 Roundup: Kind of Weird, Huh?

Chris Borchetta, of Miami Beach, Fla., takes advantage of a sunny day as he lies on the beach, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Miami Beach, Fla. Temperatures are above average and in the mid-80's in South Florida as an arctic cold front moves from the Plains to the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, and towards the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by Thursday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

In 2016, Donald Trump was elected to the White House. The Cubs won the World Series. And Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In other words, it was the kind of year that seemed designed to make Florida news look normal.

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Wilcox Drops Senate Bid, Backs Rubio

Orlando defense contractor Todd Wilcox dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate on Friday, leaving only a single high-profile challenger in the path of Florida incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s bid for the Republican nomination Rubio’s main opponent — in what could be one of the nation’s most-watched …

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Pot Back In Political Spotlight In Florida

Robert Wallace, owner of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm spoke to members of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee Wednesday confirming the nursery's ability to meet a February 7 deadline to apply for cultivation authorization. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons Flickr.

A Quinnipiac University poll last month found that nearly 90 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to use medical marijuana. Numerous other surveys in Florida and across the country consistently show that a majority of voters endorse medical marijuana for sick and dying patients. Voters next November will almost certainly have the chance to decide whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana.

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