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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Owner of Pulse files plans to make nightclub a permanent memorial site

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:58 AM

The owners of the gay nightclub Pulse plan to create a memorial at the site where 49 people died June 12 and countless others were injured in a mass shooting.  In paperwork filed with the state for the not-for-profit OnePulse Foundation, the owners say the foundation's purpose include "conceiving, funding...

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The FWC would like you to stop painting turtles

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission would like to remind people to stop using the shells of tortoises and turtles as paint canvases. The FWC posted a PSA to their Facebook on Wednesday, July 27, reminding Floridians that painting turtles' shells can harm their ability to get the vitamins they need...

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Publix billionaire donates $800k to fight Florida medical marijuana legalization

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:34 AM

A trust run by the president of Publix, a beloved Florida grocery store chain that carries cigarettes, alcohol and pharmaceuticals, just donated $800,000 to a conservative-led campaign fighting medical marijuana legalization in Florida.  According to the Ledger, Carol Jenkins Barnett, the chairwoman and president of Publix, used her trust to...

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Florida regulators approve more toxic chemicals in state water

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 8:28 AM

A state regulatory panel Tuesday narrowly approved the first changes to Florida's surface-water quality standards in nearly a quarter-century, despite objections from environmentalists who argued the new criteria potentially create more health hazards. The Environmental Regulation Commission, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, voted 3-2 to support changes...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Grayson threatens reporter with arrest after questions on domestic abuse allegations

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:40 PM

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was caught on video threatening to call police on a Politico reporter who was asking him questions about a report where his ex-wife Lolita Grayson says she repeatedly went to law enforcement officials accusing the congressman of alleged domestic abuse over a two-decade period.  Politico released...

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Bernie Sanders visits Florida delegates, calls for party unity at Dem convention

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:16 PM

With Florida set to play a pivotal role in the November elections, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to a breakfast for the state's delegation to the Democratic National Convention and made a pitch for party unity. Sanders' impromptu appearance came one day after some of...

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Last chance to register for next month's primary is Aug. 1

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:48 AM

The Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump drama has been so pervasive it's easy to forget we are having our own important elections in Florida as well.  Next Monday is your last chance to register to vote or change your party for the upcoming Aug. 30 primary, according to the Orange...

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Deltona high school wants you to be aware of their 'Scohol'

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 7:02 AM

Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, Florida, wants drivers to be aware that they're in a "Scohol Zone."  A photo was uploaded to Reddit on July, 24 showing a really really unfortunate paint job in front of the Volusia County school. The moral of the story here? Stay in scohol,...

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Monday, July 25, 2016

A new 3,000 mile bike path will soon stretch from Florida to Maine

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 3:03 PM

Grab your compression shorts because the nation's longest off-route bike path is currently being constructed.  Non-profit organization East Coast Greenway Alliance has a dedicated bike trail in the works that will extend from Key West all the way to Calais, Maine, according to CBS Miami.  The Greenway bike path will...

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First home delivery of medical marijuana goes to Pasco County patient

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 1:07 PM

After announcing last week its approval from Florida's Health Department to dispense medical cannabis, Trulieve says it has made the first home delivery of low-THC marijuana to a patient in Pasco County.  The Associated Press reports the company delivered the medical marijuana to patient in Hudson suffering from dystonia, a condition...

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