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1 hr ago | The News-Press
Southwest Floridians want to get better acquainted with the region's farmers, say new research findings just out this morning.
Should smoking in public places be banned?
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2 hrs ago | Tallahassee Democrat
Florida governors and legislators have frequently come up with different ideas for putting state employees on a "merit pay" plan, but they've always run into the same problem.
6 hrs ago | BizPacReview.com
Nine men have been arrested as a result of a two-day undercover workers' compensation fraud operation, Fla.
7 hrs ago | The News-Press
Our emergency storm kits may still be intact, but after eight storm-free years, a financial burden for all Floridians continues to loom overhead.
Rick Scott and his allies just don't play by the same rules everyone else does. Yesterday, The Miami Herald reported that Rick Scott's chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, had publicly lied for over a decade about his college education - and even the governor didn't know.
As he gears up to run against Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is making an issue of renewable energy.
Child welfare officials are looking to Florida residents to help make holiday wishes come true for some current and former foster youth.
Florida's next generation of standardized tests will move a step closer to adoption next week when the state gets a look at the players that want to create FCAT 's replacement.
American students are struggling in the rankings of an international test released Tuesday, and the battle is on over how to interpret that: While U.S. teenagers were average in reading and science, their scores were below average in math, compared to 64 other countries and economies that participated in the 2012 Program for International Student ... (more)
A Florida man has been arrested for leaving a four-month old baby girl locked in a car which police found in a Fort Myers strip club parking lot.
Gov. Rick Scott appointed Ken Detzner as Florida's secretary of state in February 2012.
Last week's results in the Program for International Student Assessment - a series of tests given to 15-year-olds in 65 education systems around the world - showed U.S. students lagging far behind many of their peers in math, science and reading.
Laws passed in recent years to boost the number of nurses in Florida have resulted in more nursing education programs on probation and more nursing graduates failing the national competency examination.
That special time of the year when magic fills the air, good will abounds ... and when you run cyclists off the road or pop their tires with tacks because they're REALLY TICKING YOU OFF!! The time when we light candles, give gifts ... and drive our bikes extra-slow in the middle of a busy road, holding up cars JUST BECAUSE WE CAN!! Central Florida ... (more)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to the Miami media after taking a closer look at the dredging operation at PortMiami to deepen the channels of PortMiami entrance to accomodate Super cargo ships on Friday Dec 6, 2013 Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited PortMiami Friday to see first-hand the specially outfitted vessel that is currently dredging the ... (more)
More than $9.5 million in BP restoration dollars is headed to Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to restore dunes, repair the pier adjacent to the Bob Sikes Bridge, improve beach boardwalks and boat ramps, and expand so-called living shorelines along the Pensacola Bay estuary.