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2014/11/26 02:50
2014/11/26 02:50
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The scene was similar to a gold rush bonanza: Cottage industries were springing up ready to provide supplies, seminars were taking place on how to make money off the new crop, and lots of...
2014/11/26 02:50
2014/11/26 02:50
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2014/11/26 02:36
2014/11/26 02:36
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Reg Buxton relaxes on a sofa while awaiting the arrival of Mary Ellen Hawkins to her surprise reception and ceremony recognizing her service in the Florida Legislature on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at...
2014/11/25 20:03
2014/11/25 20:03
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Apopka will block several roads Wednesday afternoon to make way for the funeral procession of longtime Mayor John Land. The funeral procession featuring a horse-drawn carriage and an Apopka Fire...
2014/11/25 19:33
2014/11/25 19:33
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Sadly, shootings are so frequent that the post-tragedy scripts by activists on both sides of the debate about guns have become predictable. Proving my point, one of Florida's most outspoken and...
2014/11/24 22:10
2014/11/24 22:10
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News Release November 24, 2014 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is providing $4.75 million for six water-related projects in northwest Florida. Thanks to...
2014/11/24 17:26
2014/11/24 17:26
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CRESTVIEW — Motorists on State Highway 85 heading north from downtown Crestview may notice a new sign that designates the roadway as C. Wayne Ansley Highway. The Florida Department of Transportation...
2014/11/24 15:14
2014/11/24 15:14
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Within weeks, GOP strategists went to work on an equally simple mission: how to get around the new law. And a newly released batch of hundreds of emails from one Gainesville consultant lays bare just...
2014/11/22 17:33
2014/11/22 17:33
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When John Land was elected mayor of Apopka at age 29, Harry S. Truman was president and a gallon of gas was 17 cents. Since then, the United States has elected 11 presidents, including two Bushes and...
2014/11/22 17:33
2014/11/22 17:33
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Former Apopka Mayor John Land, the longest-serving mayor in the history of Florida, died this morning after suffering a stroke Friday night, a family friend said. "He's gone," said Vice Mayor Bill...
2014/11/22 02:14
2014/11/22 02:14
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After a bitter legal tussle that has veered between federal and state courts, hundreds of pages of documents and emails that could expose the role that Republican consultants played in drawing new...
2014/11/21 15:03
2014/11/21 15:03
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TALLAHASSEE – The struggle over whether to expand Florida's Medicaid program to 900,000 uninsured won't pick up much traction in the Capitol next year. Even though a new lobbying push by...
2014/11/21 14:39
2014/11/21 14:39
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A water storage project with the space equivalent of 5,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools is expected to help in protecting water resources in Southwest Florida. The Florida Department of Environmental...
2014/11/20 18:30
2014/11/20 18:30
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Congressional Democrats and Republicans are calling for “tax reform” in this lame duck session. Anticipating this, the Florida Legislature sent a bold message to both parties earlier this year:...
2014/11/19 10:09
2014/11/19 10:09
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The next time you speak with your physician, you may find the conversation oddly stilted. This is because the 11th Circuit of Federal Court of Appeals upheld the right of the State of Florida to...
2014/11/19 00:30
2014/11/19 00:30
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With Republicans firmly keeping their grip on power in the Florida Legislature this fall, newly installed House Speaker Steve Crisafulli couldn’t resist taking a veiled shot at vanquished Democrats...
2014/11/18 23:30
2014/11/18 23:30
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We all play a role in protecting Florida’s environment. Each one of us can do something — no matter how big or small — to protect and preserve the precious natural resources that make our state so...
2014/11/18 22:31
2014/11/18 22:31
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Florida took a small step in utilizing medical marijuana during 2014’s legislative session, but the law that allows the use of marijuana extract “Charlotte’s Web” is still a tangled mess. More than...
2014/11/18 21:48
2014/11/18 21:48
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Two central Florida Republicans are taking control of the Florida Legislature. The Florida Legislature convened a brief session Tuesday where members voted for a new Senate...
2014/11/18 19:33
2014/11/18 19:33
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As the Florida Legislature organized Tuesday for the 2015 lawmaking session so too did health care advocates who want to convince the Legislature to expand Medicaid and provide health care coverage to...
2014/11/18 16:18
2014/11/18 16:18
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Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, left, who became a Democrat in 2012, and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, shake hands after participating in their second debate, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in...
2014/11/26 02:50
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