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3 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Democrats mount low-key campaigns for Florida AG

Two relatively unknown Democrats head into next week's primary for attorney general with the hope that their low-profile campaigns will be enough to win them the right to challenge Republican incumbent Pam Bondi .


Related Topix: US News, Florida, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Early Voting Concluding This Weekend Around South Florida

The biggest races this year are the Democratic primaries for governor, between Charlie Crist and Nan Rich; and the race for attorney general between George Sheldon and Perry Thurston.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Charlie Crist

5 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

Father of 4-year-old under arrest in fatal dog attack

The father of a 4-year-old South Florida boy who was mauled to death by dogs now faces child neglect charges.


Related Topix: Florida

6 hrs ago | Government Executive

Why Are There So Many Sinkholes in Florida?

The state that's well known for hurricanes and alligators has another high-profile natural worry on its list: the possibility that the Earth could, at any moment, gobble up a whole neighborhood.


Related Topix: Florida, Geology, Science

8 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Florida's First Openly-Gay Judge Calls On State Not to Appeal Latest Federal Ruling

On Thursday, in a 33-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Florida's Northern District in Tallahassee became the fifth judge in the state to rule against the same-sex marriage ban.


Related Topix: Florida, Gay/Lesbian, Rick Scott, US Governors, Palm Beach County, FL, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

11 hrs ago | Law Firm Newswire

New Florida Law Will Help Foster Children Obtain Driver Education, Licenses and Insurance

The bill, HB 977, is a continuation of legislators' efforts to improve the lives of Florida's foster children and enable them to engage in normal age-appropriate activities.


Related Topix: Florida, Kids, Family

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Insurance Journal West

Florida's Citizens' Gilway Defends Overseas Travel Before Governor, Cabinet

The top official of Florida's state-backed property insurer stepped forward yesterday to defend his organization's international travel, arguing it was necessary to conclude a $3.1 billion risk transfer plan.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Rick Scott

Religion News Service

Atheists may not pray, Brevard (Fla.) county commissioners say

A group of county commissioners in Florida is testing a recent Supreme Court decision by banning atheists from delivering an invocation before local public meetings.


Related Topix: Christian Music, RNS, Florida

National Journal

Florida Redistricting Fight Spawns a Lawmaker's Legal-Expense Fund

With his district one of the main flash points in the fight over Florida's invalidated congressional map, GOP Rep. Daniel Webster has established a special legal-expense fund to solicit donations to help pay for his court fights.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, US House of Representatives, Corrine Brown, Florida, Democrat

Palm Beach Post

Floridians to get more than $1 billion from record Bank of America settlement

An estimated 17,000 Floridians will share more than $1 billion from the record $17 billion settlement announced today between the Justice Department and Bank of America.


Related Topix: Florida, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Creative Loafing Tampa

Rick Scott says he'll spend more money on per student spending than anyone ever has in Florida

To paraphrase a hackneyed John McCain phrase, Rick Scott has been spending more money than a drunken sailor on the 2014 campaign trail, and he made his boldest funding proposal of the campaign this morning, announcing an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion.


Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, John McCain, US News, Charlie Crist

The Wall Street Journal

Florida's New Redistricting Plan: Round Two

Florida Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis heard arguments Wednesday about whether to throw out the Florida Legislature's redrawn congressional map, which critics say unfairly advantages Republicans, hurts minority voters and is unconstitutional.


Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, Florida, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

News Talk Florida

Per Student Spending: Highest In Florida History Next Year

PER STUDENT SPENDING WILL BE HIGHEST IN FLORIDA HISTORY NEXT YEAR Will propose an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion Governor Rick Scott said, "I am proud to announce that in the upcoming legislative session we will propose an increase in Florida's per-pupil spending to the highest level in our state's history.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Rick Scott, Education Etc.

Northwest Florida Daily News

NWF State concludes 50th celebration

The event concluded Tuesday afternoon one day before classes started in the 2014 fall semester and exactly 50 years after the first classes were held at the school.


Related Topix: Florida

WPTV Local News

Noise walls coming to parts of Kanner Highway?

Expanding Kanner Highway in Martin County could mean more noise. Plans are already in the works though to put up noise walls.


Related Topix: Florida

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Boing Boing

Child arrested after writing story about shooting a dinosaur

Ryan Hamilton might not have seen the Nissan Altima coming outside of his home in New Jersey.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Florida

Boing Boing

Florida anti-pot leader: weed is a date rape drug and will make you gay and vulnerable to AIDS

A vast majority of Floridians, including Republicans, are in favor of medical marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, Florida, Marijuana

Click Orlando

Kids left in hot car cases: Some caretakers charged, some not

When Orange County Sheriff's deputies were called to an Avalon Park pediatrician's office late last month, they said they collected enough evidence - witness statements, 911 calls - to recommend child neglect charges for Ottilie Jeetan.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Florida

Navy Times

Potential GOP candidates use beheading to hammer Obama over IS

Republicans are using the beheading of an American journalist in Syria to mount new attacks on President Barack Obama, urging him to get tougher on a radical Sunni group.


Related Topix: US News, Journalism, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Iraq, World News, Middle East

Capital Soup

Florida Hospital Association Receives Florida Health Care Coalition's Community Quality Award

The Florida Hospital Association has been selected as recipient of the 2014 Florida Health Care Coalition Community Quality Award.


Related Topix: Florida