Tag Archives: Florida

Bill Creating Online Voting Registration Passes First Vote

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Senate Bill 228 passed its first round of voting on Tuesday 7 to 2. The bill will make online voting registration possible and enable current voters to update information. If passed, the bill states online services will be available Jan. 1, 2016.

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In The News: Man Tries Selling Iguanas, House Votes To Trim Testing, Teen Alcohol Abuse Drops, Development Begins At Orlando Airport, Record Inmate Deaths Prompt Investigation

By and on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 10:58 am

Key West man tries to sell three duct-taped iguanas hanging from his bike – Jeremy Dugas, 35, was arrested after police discovered the reptiles duct taped to his handle bars. He caught the iguanas at Key West Golf Club and […]

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HIV Positive Student Advocates Comprehensive Sex Education

By on March 17th, 2015 | Last updated: March 17, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Jessica Grobman was born with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. But it was not until she learned about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in middle school that she began to understand she was different.

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Group Wants Probe of Whether Fla. Banned Climate-Change Talk

By on March 10th, 2015 | Last updated: March 10, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Former state employees claim supervisors forbade them from using the term “climate change.” A Florida environmental group is requesting an investigation.

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State Funds Used To Restore Historic Florida Hotel

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Restoration efforts have begun on the historic Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey, Florida. Once finished, the boutique hotel will feature 31 guest rooms, multiple banquet rooms and a possible restaurant.

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Workshop Sparks Debate on Dangers of Burmese Pythons

By on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Florida wildlife officials have boosted their efforts against Burmese pythons by inviting the public to join the fight, but some researchers and breeders disagree on the severity of the python problem.

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Scott Highlights Florida’s History As He Talks Of Its Future

By on March 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Gov. Rick Scott gave a State of the State speech Tuesday that was as much a Florida history lesson as it was a vision for the state’s future — telling lawmakers he wants more tax cuts, more money for education and more affordable college tuition.

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In The News: ‘American Sniper’ Killer Convicted, Southwest Airlines Skips Inspections, Owners Forced Out Of Homes, Former Gov. Crist’s Sister Dies

By and on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 10:24 am

‘American Sniper’ Jury Finds Ex-Marine Guilty of Murder – Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh was convicted Tuesday for killing Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” and another man. He received a life sentence without parole. The New York Times […]

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Meal Delivery Program To Help Families In Need

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

At the end of its one-week campaign, Eat The 80 raised $3,000 for meals to give away to families. The money will provide meals for four or five families over the next month.

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Ending Cuba Trade Embargo May Threaten Small Citrus Businesses

By on February 17th, 2015 | Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

The United States may terminate a 55-year-old trade embargo with Cuba, which could pose a threat to small citrus groves in Alachua County. The $9 billion industry may be affected by the new competition and importation, putting local growers out of business.

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