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2014/10/20 13:51
2014/10/20 13:51
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Florida voters have three far-reaching constitutional amendments to consider on the Nov. 4 ballot this year. One would earmark billions of dollars for land and water conservation. Another would...
2014/10/20 13:51
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2014/10/19 05:06
2014/10/19 05:06
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Supporters for medical marijuana grew enough support among Floridians to drive legislators to legalize non-euphoric cannabis when Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill into law in June. The legislation...
2014/10/18 20:36
2014/10/18 20:36
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NAPLES, Fla. - LaVeeda Krumm walks her Lake Park neighborhood in Naples late at night because she can’t sleep. “I’m not a nice person,” the 60-year-old grandmother said. Live with chronic pain,...
2014/10/18 16:30
2014/10/18 16:30
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Early voting for voters who want to cast their ballots well ahead of the Nov. 4 general election day starts Monday in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. Registered voters can take...
2014/10/17 20:50
2014/10/17 20:50
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Constitutional amendments should be rare. They should be saved for issues that the regular political process is unable or unwilling to handle. That is the reason that 60 percent is needed for...
2014/10/17 15:24
2014/10/17 15:24
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BY JACK SHORT - Voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on how certain types of land acquisitions by the state are funded. Amendment 1, which would add a new section, Section 28, to Article X of...
2014/10/17 06:24
2014/10/17 06:24
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In November, Florida voters will decide whether the state will join nearly two dozen others in legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes Amendment 2, a grassroots initiative - no pun...
2014/10/17 03:24
2014/10/17 03:24
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City Manager John Szerlag is bringing a request before City Council Monday night to grant a 5 percent pay increase to the city's non-bargaining sworn police officers, essentially the top...
2014/10/16 23:05
2014/10/16 23:05
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GRACEVILLE-- New research found more than 20 small rural hospitals have closed in the US since 2013. One local rural hospital, heavily in debt, is working tirelessly to keep their doors...
2014/10/16 22:09
2014/10/16 22:09
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They do charity work throughout the community including helping with medical issues like vision and hearing loss. But some members of the Tallahassee Lions Club didn't want to hear a presentation on...
2014/10/16 06:26
2014/10/16 06:26
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Editor’s Note: This profile is part of a series of overview stories the News Service of Florida is doing about the 2014 elections. TALLAHASSEE—In many ways, Rick Scott is still an enigma. When he...
2014/10/16 05:26
2014/10/16 05:26
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SEBRING — Stephen Weeks thought he was going to present Project Nitrogen at Tuesday’s county commission meeting. “But we have got to make sure all the pieces are in place,” said Weeks, director of...
2014/10/15 03:19
2014/10/15 03:19
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Florida's ferociously negative race for governor has come down to the wire. Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic rival Charlie Crist are locked in a dead heat. According to a new Bay News...
2014/10/14 01:03
2014/10/14 01:03
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U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over. Brown, 67, of...
2014/10/13 22:30
2014/10/13 22:30
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There is a constitutional crisis looming on the horizon that could result in a bitter partisan battle over control of the Florida Supreme Court, a battle that could leave the court without three of...
2014/10/13 22:30
2014/10/13 22:30
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The College Republican Women’s “Say Yes to the Dress” advertisement for Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been labeled the most sexist ad of the year by Time magazine, and certainly reflects a new level of...
2014/10/13 17:31
2014/10/13 17:31
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Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper asked the Florida Legislature this year to dedicate a portion of roadway within the county as the "Nassau County Deputy Sheriff's Memorial Highway." The portion of...
2014/10/12 04:10
2014/10/12 04:10
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It’s a disturbing survey result. Florida is the second worst state nationally in which to have a 401(k) retirement plan, according to a nationwide survey by Judy Diamond Associates, a Washington,...
2014/10/11 18:19
2014/10/11 18:19
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Two political veterans are vying for Pinellas County’s District 2 commissioner seat. The candidates are Republican Ed Hooper, who currently serves as a Florida representative in the Florida House,...
2014/10/11 15:03
2014/10/11 15:03
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - As Georgia and South Carolina reached milestones this week in their efforts to deepen waterways so that giant cargo ships can reach their busy seaports, officials in both states...
2014/10/20 13:51
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