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Brandon Larrabee is a reporter for the News Service of Florida, a news service to which WUFT News subscribes.

2016 Roundup: Kind of Weird, Huh?

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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Undocumented Immigrant Tuition Issue Re-Emerges

A newly elected state senator has filed legislation that would undo a 2014 law allowing in-state tuition for some undocumented immigrant students, potentially reopening an emotionally charged debate in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential win. Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, filed the bill (SB 82) less than three years after …

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Student’s Tweets About Violence Not A Crime, Court Rules

A Sarasota County high-school student’s statement on Twitter that he “can’t WAIT to shoot up my school” does not constitute a criminal threat under Florida law, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a juvenile-delinquency ruling involving “J.A.W.,” the student who …

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