Tag Archives: Florida News

Gainesville Midwifery School Aims to Double Enrollment As Home Births Increase

By on April 5th, 2014 | Last updated: April 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

The school is one of nine nationally accredited direct-entry midwifery schools in the country.

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Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew Dies At 85

By , and on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, recognized for bringing transparency to Florida politics, died Thursday morning.

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Governor Scott Swears in New Lieutenant Governor

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Florida’s new lieutenant governor has officially taken office after he was sworn in Monday morning. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, formerly the Miami-Dade County property appraiser, started the job almost a year after Jennifer Carroll resigned following an Internet gambling controversy. He is the [...]

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In The News: Theme Parks Report Injuries, Death Penalty Rare for Parents, Appliance Tax Holiday, Biometrics in Schools

By on February 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

Universal, Disney report 4th-quarter ride injuries – Universal Orlando reported three cases of people injured or becoming ill while riding Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Walt Disney World reported five injuries – three at the Magic Kingdom. This is [...]

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In The News: Yahoo Emails Compromised, Florida Legislators Talk Time, Scott Appoints Board Members, Florida Unemployment Benefits Released

By on January 31st, 2014 | Last updated: January 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Yahoo email accounts hacked – Yahoo’s email service was compromised, and the company is currently the subject of a federal investigation, according to a Yahoo spokeswoman. The number of accounts compromised was not stated. The Orlando Sentinel 2 Florida lawmakers seek [...]

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Woman Found Dead in Car at Gainesville Hospital Garage

By on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Police are investigating the probable domestic violence incident that led to a woman’s fatal stabbing.

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In The News: Latvala Raised $130K, SeaWorld’s Business Booms, Puerto Rico Quake Might Mean Tsunami, St. Augustine Digs Deep

By on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 11:05 am

Chris Latvala now at $130K raised for HD 65 race – SaintPetersBlog – Republican Chris Latvala brought in more than $130,000 in bid for seat surpassing all of his opponents in Florida House District 67 covering much of Northwest Pinellas [...]

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In the News: Elected Officials Residency Requirements, First Woman President for FAMU, Virtual Visits Option for Alachua County Jail Inmates, Food Companies Cut Calories

By on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Latvala: up to 10 percent of lawmakers don’t live in their districts – A Florida senator is working on a bill that would create stricter district residency requirements for elected officials. Orlando Sentinel FAMU picks a new president, Elmira Mangum, [...]

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In The News: Florida CFO applying for FAU presidency, FSU wins Championship

By on January 7th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Florida CFO Jeff Atwater applying for FAU presidency post – Florida CFO Jeff Atwater will be one of about 50 considered for the presidential post at Florida Atlantic University. If the Cabinet Republican is hired, Gov. Rick Scott will appoint a [...]

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Alachua County Wage Theft Protection Ordinance in Effect

By on January 6th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Alachua County’s Wage Theft Protection Ordinance, which was passed in April with a 3 to 2 vote, went into effect Jan. 1. Unpaid and underpaid employees who have sought to resolve issues with their employers can file an official complaint.

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