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9 min ago | Business Journal

The gym, caffeine and more: How FDOT's Noranne Downs keeps herself going

Noranne Downs , secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation's District 5, is a busy woman, heading up billions of dollars worth of major local transportation projects, including I-4 Ultimate, SunRail commuter rail and the Wekiva Parkway.

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9 min ago | Medical News

OAC, YMCA of Central Florida partner to educate public about obesity, health and wellness

Today, the Obesity Action Coalition and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating the public about obesity, health and wellness and much more.

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Related Topix: Florida, Health

2 hrs ago | McClatchy

Clinton tops potential '16 GOP rivals in crucial Ohio

Washington Watch, formerly called 'Planet Washington,' covers politics and government.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, US Governors, John Kasich, Florida, Chris Christie

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Five things to start your day: No-tax shopping and inside the wallet of Millennials

Ready, set, shop. The Florida sales tax holiday starts tomorrow and goes through Sunday.

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4 hrs ago | Free Republic

Forget Ebola, Florida Issues "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" Public Health Warning

As Ebola spreads mercilessly across the world, it appears Florida has a problem that sounds just as awful.

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Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health, Florida, Cholera, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

7 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 31

Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million - about $116 million more than first announced.

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Related Topix: Florida, Alabama Government, Alabama

11 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Election 2014: Local 6 talks with Crist

WINDOW OF ONLY 18 MINUTES. IT WILL BE CARRYING A G.P.S. SATELLITE. IF IT HOLDS, IT'S THE SECOND LAUNCH IN FOUR DAYS AT THE CAPE.

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Related Topix: Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Rick Scott, Family, Kids

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Florida voters: Legalize it

According to a recent poll, the future of Florida looks pretty clear: On the way to becoming the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Florida, Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine

Historic City News

Florida senator calls State Attorney to investigate railroad

State Sen. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, has added more questions to a controversy about the return of passenger rail service along Florida's East Coast, and Historic City News has learned that this week he requested Attorney General Pam Bondi look into a lease that he says could keep the proposed Miami-to-Orlando "All Aboard Florida" rail service from ... (more)

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Related Topix: Florida, Rockledge, FL, Miami, FL, Orlando, FL

CBS Local

'Pot Trucks' On Tap In Florida?

Health regulators have proposed a revised rule which could allow Florida pot dispensers to truck their products to the patients.

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Related Topix: Florida, Drugs, Marijuana, Lottery, Rick Scott, US Governors

Business Journal

Large amount of Floridians facing debt collections

Florida is one of 13 states - 11 in the South - with more than 40 percent of its adult population in debt collections, according to a new study by Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute.

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Related Topix: Florida, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Capital Soup

RPOF Releases New Digital Ad "Debate 2014: Charlie vs Charlie"

RPOF Releases New Digital Ad "Debate 2014: Charlie vs Charlie" Charlie Crist Refuses To Debate Nan Rich.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott

Examiner.com

Wyllie Campaign announces month-long craft brewery tour across Florida

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Adrian Wyllie, who has recently received an enormous amount of positive press coverage, officially announced on Tuesday morning, July 29, that his campaign will take a month-long tour of craft breweries across the state of Florida throughout the month of August.

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Related Topix: Florida, Fort Myers, FL, Pensacola, FL

Bradenton.com

Florida’s working poor fall into Affordable Care Act ‘coverage gap’

When Angel Cardenas, a single mother with a modest income, was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago, she struggled to pay for her treatment, which ultimately involved a double mastectomy.

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Related Topix: Florida, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Business Journal

BMO Harris Bank: Optimism prevails in Florida homeowners survey

Nearly seven in 10 Florida homeowners believe the value of their home will go up over the next 12 months, according to a survey by BMO Harris Bank .

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Related Topix: Florida, Home Buying, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 29

South Florida's Cuban-American congressional delegation will meet with the wife of a Cuban democracy activist.

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Related Topix: Mario Diaz-Balart, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Representative Joe Garcia, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Florida

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WESH-TV

Day care workers accused of paddling children with ruler

A Titusville day care, where workers are accused of paddling at least three students with a ruler, could lose its license for good if the state has its way.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Florida

Capital Soup

Legislative Leadership: Crist's Plan To Circumvent Legislature Is Unacceptable

Today, Senate President Don Gaetz, Senate President-Designate Andy Gardiner, House Speaker Will Weatherford, House Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli and Rick Scott for Florida Chairman John Thrasher released a joint statement on Charlie Crist's plans to circumvent the legislature with five executive orders: "Charlie Crist says he is a 'man of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

ABC News

Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease .

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Related Topix: Florida, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cholera, Health

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Does Chris Christie Stand a Chance in 2016?

If you mentioned Chris Christie for 2016 presidential candidate in January, many would have called you crazy.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz

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