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2 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com
Climate change is not only already visible in iconic South Beach, but so is climate change adaptation, in the form of new storm water pumps meant to keep rising sea levels from swamping low-lying streets, city officials said Wednesday. Extreme high tides in the fall and spring push seawater up through aging infrastructure, flooding some Miami Beach streets with more than a foot of water even on sunny days, snarling vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
3 hrs ago | The Times
Apalachicola physician and inventor John Gorrie, M.D. may have lived nearly two centuries ago, but he's still the "class" of 2014.
7 hrs ago | Mother Jones
Rick Scott was a tea party darling when he squeaked out a victory in 2010 to become governor of Florida with the help of an army of grassroots conservative activists. Four years later, Scott, facing a tight reelection race, is having trouble rallying his former soldiers to his cause.
With the outcome of this election potentially resting with the Latino vote, neither Charlie Crist or Rick Scott are making promises, or outlining clear plans to close the wage gap. HE WAS INTERESTED IN DOMINANCE AND BONDAGE.
The race for Florida governor is shaping up to be one of the closest and costliest in the nation this year, as the Washington money pours in. The Democratic Governors Association just gave Charlie Crist another $1.5 million, bringing the total it has invested in the Florida governor's race to about $5.6 million.
Florida is the first state in the country to offer Medicaid waiver services to active military families deployed from another state where they were already receiving services. The Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed the 2014-2015 It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget which created this program.
An organization headed by former Gov. Bob Riley has awarded nearly 1,500 scholarships for students to attend private schools rather than failing public schools. The Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund released enrollment figures Monday along with an audit report by an accounting firm saying none of its board members, including Riley, received any money.
Florida universities say they need millions to deal with the fallout from changes to the state's popular Bright Futures scholarship program. The Board of Governors is expected this week to discuss a $45 million boost in financial aid that goes to students who come from lower income families.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Ivan. Ivan was the third of the 2004 North Atlantic hurricanes to make landfall in Florida, and left behind an estimated $14.2 billion in damages.
The needle barely moved for health insurance coverage in Florida last year as the state remained the third worst for the rate of uninsured residents. According to U.S. Census Bureau data released on Tuesday, Florida had 3.85 million uninsured residents in 2013, up from 3.82 million in 2012.
Almost before the ink was dry, the state's largest nursery is protesting a rule floated by health regulators setting up the framework for Florida's new medical-marijuana industry. Miami-based Costa Farms filed a challenge Monday in the state Division of Administrative Hearings, questioning the proposed use of a lottery to pick five licensees - one in each region of the state - to grow, process and distribute the non-euphoric strains of cannabis legalized by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott this spring.
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and his supporters were busy adding to the campaign's coffers in the last week or two. With infusions of cash from teachers unions and state matching funds, Crist and a closely aligned political committee raised a combined $25 million as of Sept.
Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement regarding Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15 and ends October 15: "Ann and I are excited to join all Floridians in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. With more than four million Hispanics in Florida, communities throughout the Sunshine State will recognize this month-long celebration with a wide range of events and activities.
Scaramucci, one of Romney's biggest backers on Wall Street during the 2012 race, predicted on Monday that Romney would ultimately end up running if other establishment favorites like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush , back out. "I don't think he's 100% made the decision," Scaramucci said in a Fox Business interview.
A corrections officer lied when he said an inmate spit in his face to justify a brutal beating last month at a Florida prison, investigators said. Capt.
There can be no doubt that Americans' views on the legality of marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has shifted over the past few years. A recent survey conducted by Fextel, Inc. and StPetePolls.org found that over 73% of Floridians would support a constitutional amendment to allow the use of medical marijuana to treat debilitating medical conditions, and 58% support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.
Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is the most popular Republican among the crowded list of potential presidential candidates in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/ORC poll out Monday. The same poll finds that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among potential Democratic candidates in the Granite State.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:46 am
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