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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

20 min ago | Daily Kos

FL-Gov: Survey USA Has Charlie Crist (D) Back In The Lead, Leads Rick Scott (R) 46-40

In the most recent WFLA-TV/SurveyUSA tracking poll, the former governor is now leading incumbent Republican Rick Scott by six points, with a 46-40 percent margin.

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

4 hrs ago | WABC-AM New York

Florida Council Votes to Ban Saggy Pants; Mayor Sees No Need for Fashion Police

A Florida city council's vote to ban sagging pants has sparked a debate among city officials over whether the need for fashion police.

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6 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

CareerSource Florida Applauds New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

CareerSource Florida applauds today's signing of the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Barack Obama.

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7 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Florida's the scariest state in America? Only if you're a wimp

United States of Fear Real estate website Estately.com conducted a study of America's worst fears by state.

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7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Jewelry, coins, art, wine: where wealthy Floridians park their money

Rich people in Florida are more likely to invest some of their assets in their hobbies than are the wealthy nationwide.

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8 hrs ago | Capital Soup

First Lady Ann Scott Makes a Splash in Panama City Beach for Third Stop on Summer Literacy Tour

With Lake Powell and the Gulf of Mexico nearby and birds soaring overhead, Florida First Lady Ann Scott read The Rainbow Fish to 40 students today at Camp Helen State Park in Bay County for the third stop in her Summer Literacy Adventure.

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Related Topix: Florida, Panama City Beach, FL, Bay County, FL, Walton County, FL

12 hrs ago | JD Supra

Florida Driver's Licenses Issued to Individuals With Approved I-601A Provisional Waivers

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles regularly publishes a list of documents that it will accept as proof of immigration status in connection with an application for a Florida Driver's License.

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13 hrs ago | Capital Soup

Republican Party of Florida Releases New Spanish-Language TV Ad "Dedicacion"

Today, the Republican Party of Florida released a new Spanish-language TV ad, "DedicaciA3n."

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Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors, Tampa, FL, Orlando, FL, Charlie Crist

18 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 22

Radamel Falcao gets loose during AS Monaco's training session at FIU on Monday, ahead of Wednesday's friendly at Marlins Park.

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20 hrs ago | Business Journal

Parking, riders and connections: The latest facts and figures on SunRail

The Florida Department of Transportation had some hiccups, but the SunRail trains are running mostly on time, customers are happy and plans are in place for more enhancements to the $1.3 billion commuter rail system in Central Florida.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Chapin, Hood endorse Whittington in Orange race

The high-profile endorsements could be a factor in a crowded District 6 race primary race on Aug. 26, and it covers both sides of the political aisle: The Democrat Chapin is a former county mayor, and Hood was a Republican Orlando mayor, and later served as Florida Secretary of State under Gov. Jeb Bush .

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CBS Local

Trial Judge Denies 'Stand Your Ground' Immunity Hearing For Florida Mom

The trial judge overseeing the case of Marissa Alexander, who faces 60 years in prison for firing a shot in a domestic dispute, has ruled that she is not entitled to a second immunity hearing under Florida's controversial "stand your ground" self-defense law.

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Related Topix: Florida, Life, Self Defense

Reuters

Florida utilities seek to end energy efficiency rebates

Attorneys for major power companies told state regulators Monday that mandates for energy efficiency rebates make them reward well-off Floridians at the expense of all residents and businesses.

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Related Topix: Florida, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Brandon Sun

Florida smoker's widow: $23B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand

A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money.

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Related Topix: Florida, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

St. Petersburg Times

Column: Florida taxpayers about to be railroaded

An artist's rendering shows an All Aboard Florida train. The project has already applied for $1.6 billion in federal loans and plans to rent space at a new terminal at the Orlando airport for which lawmakers recently appropriated $213 million.

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Related Topix: Florida, Train Disaster, Orlando, FL, Opinion

Capital Soup

Biomedical Research Advisory Council Announces Strategic Goals to Improve Health Outcomes in Florida

The Biomedical Research Advisory Council today announced its Strategic Goals and Tactics for the James and Esther King and the Bankhead-Coley Biomedical Research Programs, aligning research objectives with improved health outcomes and state health priorities.

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Related Topix: Florida, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Lung Cancer

National Public Radio

Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

A redistricting plan crafted by the Republican-controlled Legislature in Tallahassee was partially thrown out by a state judge.

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Government Executive

County Clerk in Florida Ready to Issue Marriage Licenses for Gay Couples

Following a state judge's order handed down late last week, a county clerk in the Florida Keys has been gearing up to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples starting this week.

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Related Topix: Florida, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Miami Dade County, FL

Capital Soup

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Gov. Scott's Success in Adding Jobs Highlights Crist Failures

Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera released the following statement on Florida's economy under Charlie Crist vs. Rick Scott: "As we launch our 'Jobs for the Next Generation' policy today and commit to initiatives as soon as next legislative session to grow more manufacturing jobs - Charlie Crist's record of economic failure stands out.

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

WFTV Orlando

Complaints against Crist and Scott thrown out

Election year complaints contending that Charlie Crist and former Gov. Rick Scott broke campaign finance laws are getting thrown out.

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