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You can lay claim to a 1,260-foot stretch of busy highway a mile outside of town and set up one of the nation's most notorious speed traps.
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Tomorrow, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hear from the public regarding the Sunniland Oil Field in Collier County, Florida.
1 hr ago | Florida Trend
It's for just one congressional seat for about eight months, but Tuesday's special election in Florida has taken on huge political significance.
Florida's Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday will consider a bill that would allow school principals or superintendents to designate trained employees to carry guns on school campuses or in district administration buildings.
So we know Gov. Rick Scott likes to portray himself as the jobs-promoter-in-chief but what about tree-hugger-in-chief? During his fourth State of the state speech last week, Scott began by reeling off a list of recent accomplishments.
Experts say Daylight Saving Time costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars a year, and can negatively impact a person's health.
The conclusion of Florida's 2014 Legislature will see children at greater risk, not safer.
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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who's looking to get his old job back -- this time as a Democrat -- argued Sunday that Democrats need to "strengthen up" and own the Affordable Care Act in this year's midterms.
The 2014 Southwest Florida Poetry Contest is now underway. Submit one original poem no longer than 32 lines to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida's version of Bigfoot is called the Skunk Ape, for its terrible odor. It's been sighted for many years in the swamplands of the Everglades.
Dennis Thurnado Glover , 50, was convicted in December 2013 for the first-degree murder of 51-year-old Sandra Jean Allen in her Fourth Avenue home in May 2012.
The Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, circa 1950, long before it was replaced by the current tall version where the Legislature now meets.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist are the headliners at this weekend's Gridiron dinner, a 129-year-old event that features political leaders and journalists poking fun at each other.
Florida's governor would have new powers to pack the state's Supreme Court under a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to make prospective appointments to the bench even if a vacancy occurs the day the governor is leaving office.
You in the market for a new home? How about, instead of buying a house with a pool and a white-picket fence, you buy yourself and your family a prison that used to hold female serial killers? It's plenty spacious! And it has a yard! There'll be a 60-day marketing period, of course, but then you'll be free to own your very own 66-acre prison.
QUESTION:Let us take a quick look at each of these issues, starting with Florida's potential expanded participation in the Affordable Care Act.