Brad E. Whitehead pays tribute to his late father at Whitehead’s swearing-in as Union County’s newest sheriff.
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Medical marijuana amendment has lenient ‘condition’ clause – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi argues that the proposed medical marijuana bill’s wording may turn Florida into one of the the more lenient states to recommend the drug. The “other conditions” loophole would [...]
By Associated Press 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.
By Sam Burroughs on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 9, 2013 at 11:04 am
Gov. Scott and FWC announce new license-free saltwater fishing day – Visitors and residents are allowed to take part in license-free recreational saltwater fishing on Oct. 12, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced. While all [...]
By Shane Chernoff on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:51 am
The inventor of Gatorade was honored with the Great Floridian award on Thursday. The ceremony took place at Gainesville’s Cade Museum.
By Sam Burroughs on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Rick Scott’s prison promise falls short: Scott’s prison privatization promise falls short – Gov. Rick Scott’s $1 billion promise to cut spending on prisons by privatizing them has faced opposition in the state legislature leaving taxpayers still footing the bill for [...]
By Brittany Bokzam on September 14th, 2013 | Last updated: September 14, 2013 at 4:21 pm
More Democrats decry ‘harmful, spiteful’ ban on ‘navigators’ as Scott avoids issue – An increasing number of high-profile Democrats are openly criticizing a Florida policy barring paid health care advisers from contacting patients at local health departments. The policy has [...]
By Sam Burroughs on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 10:26 am
Clarification: Fire assessment increase passes final hearing – The Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners has voted to raise the fire assessment tax, a yearly fee paid by property owners that is used for firefighters’ salaries and operational costs, from [...]
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By Ben Baumer on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm
Execution rescheduled to accommodate Pam Bondi fundraiser – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to postpone the execution of Marshall Lee Gore, scheduled for today, because it conflicted with her “hometown campaign kickoff” fundraiser at her [...]
By Paige Kauffman on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am
The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.
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