Tag Archives: Florida

In The News: WESH Dish standoff resolved, Clinton Backs Crist, Rise in Bible Antagonism, Pennsylvania School Stabbing

By on April 9th, 2014 | Last updated: April 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

WESH Dish standoff resolved – NBC and CW lineups are expected to return to normal because the standoff between Dish Network and Hearst Television affiliates has been resolved. Hearst owns NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 and CW affiliate WKCF-Channel 18 . Orlando [...]

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Florida Aims to Protect Gopher Tortoises with App

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission developed an app that will help scientists gather data on the locations of gopher tortoises. The app could help better track the threatened species.

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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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Last Catholic School in Citrus County Faces Potential Closure

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

Pope John Paul II Catholic School, the only catholic school in Citrus County, could be shut down this June because of its failure to meet the diocese’s benchmarks for enrollment and renovations.

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Lower Vehicle Registration Fees, Rep. Jolly Asks for ACA Money Transfer, The Future of Obamacare, Tuition for Illegal Residents

By on April 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 2, 2014 at 10:20 am

Vehicle fee cut bill waits for Gov. Scott signature – Gov. Scott will sign into law a bill that will lower vehicle registration fees today. The bill will potentially save motorists a total of $309 million during the 2014-2015 budget year. [...]

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Bill Would Allow University Foundations to Discuss Research in Private

By on April 1st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

House Bill 115 passed Thursday with a vote of 83-33. The bill proposes the creation of secret meetings, which would be exempt from public records laws, when universities foundations discuss research proposals and money.

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Health Care Enrollment Reaches 6 Million Nationwide as Deadline Looms

By on March 30th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

With the March 31 deadline to enroll approaching, healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act has spiked, with Floridians making up around 7 percent of enrollees.

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Manatee Deaths Down This Year

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Manatee fatalities have decreased, but a science and conservation expert says other factors are still an issue.

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In The News: Legislators Propose Child Welfare Improvements, Scott to Sign GI Bill, Child Found with Heroin, Two New York Buildings Collapse

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Legislators propose improvements to child welfare system – The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee passed a package of proposals on Tuesday, in order to improve regulations over Florida’s child welfare system. The proposals include a requirement for the [...]

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Panelists Discuss Local Food, Farming at UF Law School

By on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.

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