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27 min ago | WESH-TV

DCF: Mom who lied about child's death should lose parental rights

On Monday, the Florida Department of Children and Families asked a judge to terminate the parent rights of a woman who claimed her toddler's death resulted from a hit-and-run accident.


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4 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Parents arrested after toddler dies from burns

The parents of a Panhandle 2-year-old have been charged with negligent manslaughter after their toddler died from untreated burns.


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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Miami Herald

Florida Medical Association endorses Medicaid expansion

For the first time, members of the Florida Medical Association have approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion, a politically contentious issue that the group's leaders have generally avoided over the last two legislative sessions.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Florida, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicare

Capital Soup

Republican Party of Florida Releases New TV Ad "Jobs"

Today, the Republican Party of Florida released a new TV ad, "Jobs." The ad features Floridians sharing their views on Rick Scott's commitment to job creation versus Charlie Crist's record of economic failure.


Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Small Business, Personal Finance, Port Orange, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida Keys webcam captures sea turtle hatch

A live-streaming webcam on a beach in the Florida Keys recorded about 100 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from their nest.


Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL

Capital Soup

ICYMI: Florida's Commercial Contractors Endorse the Reelection of Rick Scott for Governor

Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce the endorsement for the reelection of Rick Scott for Governor.


Related Topix: Florida, US Governors, Rick Scott

CBS Local

Facing South Florida: The Governor's Race TV Ad Spending

A new report shows where Gov. Rick Scott, and Charlie Crist are spending money on TV ads, and for the most part it is not in South Florida.


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

Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Supports Medical Marijuana 9-1, According to Poll

Floridians have been supporting the idea of legalized medical marijuana ever since the idea of it getting onto the ballot was brought up.


Related Topix: Florida, Drugs, Marijuana

New poll shows greater support for legalized marijuana in Florida

Colorado's move to legalize marijuana could bring in an extra $42 million in annual revenue.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Florida, US News

Business Journal

TaxWatch: 2014 legislation to reduce state revenue by $557.6M

An evaluation of all the bills passed by the 2014 Florida Legislature shows the state will see a revenue reduction of $557.6 million in the current fiscal year.


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Washington Examiner

Could Ron Paul help Florida's GOP governor in his re-election bid?

A libertarian running for governor in Florida is looking to capitalize on the vestiges of Ron Paul 's two presidential bids -- and that tactic might actually be working.


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, 2012 Presidential Election, 9, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Second Florida Same-sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

A Florida judge on Friday [July 25] overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.


Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, Miami, FL, US News, US Supreme Court

Business Journal

Federal Appeals Court gives OK to Florida's 'docs vs. glocks' law

A federal appeals court has upheld the state's controversial "docs vs. glocks" bill, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the law from being enforced.


Related Topix: Florida, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Medicine, Guns

News Max

Analysts: Hispanic Voters Care About More Than Immigration

To make inroads among Hispanic voters, the GOP needs to emphasize its economic platform, particularly education, writes Josh Kraushaar in the National Journal .


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Bobby Jindal, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul


Note to Science: The GOP's Just Not That That Into You

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott is the latest Republican to play the scientific ignorance card.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Charlie Crist, Healthcare Law, Law

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

I-95 construction leaving Jacksonville church in court fight with state DOT

Donald Richardson, pastor of Glorious Bethlehem Temple P.A.W. Church, poses in the sanctuary on Thursday July 24, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.


Related Topix: Florida, Jacksonville, FL, Philips (Jacksonville, FL)


Poll: Prisons struggling with inmate rehab

Marathon County Crime Stoppers is asking for help to find the people responsible for stealing from a business in the Township of Cleveland near Stratford.


Related Topix: Florida, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin

St. Petersburg Times

Column: Cut red tape on firefighting equipment

Each year, more than 3,000 wildfires burn about 130,000 acres across Florida, threatening the lives of Floridians as well as their homes and businesses.


Related Topix: Florida, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Opinion

Daily Kos

FL-Gov: Crist (D), "I'm Not A Scientist Either But I Can Use My Brain & Talk To One"

Now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist has offered a response. He said, according to SaintPetersBlog: "I'm not a scientist either but I can use my brain and I can talk to one."

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Florida State University, Oceanography, Science, Florida, Global Warming

Florida and Georgia feature America's two hottest races this fall

A federal grand jury has been scheduled to meet next month to receive documents related to ethics complaints involving Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, according to people familiar with the case.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Celebrities, Jason Carter