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Friday, October 12, 2018

Orlando advocates call out affordable housing crisis in Central Florida

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 6:55 PM

Advocates for affordable housing stood in front of the Orlando Housing Authority Friday to call attention to the crisis that Central Florida families face when it comes to finding a place to live. The city of Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area ranks second worst among the country's major metropolitan areas for available...

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Key members of Central Florida GOP are part of a racially charged, anti-Semitic Facebook group

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 4:56 PM

Several local elected Republican officials are members of a Facebook group called Teens for America First, which is littered with racially charged and anti-Semitic content, including a post in which one member suggests the Jewish people are to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. According to screenshots provided...

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Group spends $4 million on television ad ripping on Rick Scott's Navy hat

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 3:08 PM

As you're probably well aware, Florida governor Rick Scott's Navy ball cap is a regular fixture during any natural disaster, or pretty much any scenario that requires the governor to appear as a non-rich guy capable of mingling amongst the proletariat. Now, a Democratic advocacy group supporting Bill Nelson is...

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Orlando attorney John Morgan declares his support for Andrew Gillum and his medical marijuana platform

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Florida's "Duke of Dank," otherwise known as Orlando attorney and medical marijuana crusader John Morgan, voiced his support of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum via social media Friday morning. In the clip, Morgan noted his backing of several Florida Republicans, such as incoming state Senate President Bill Galvano and...

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Ron DeSantis now refers to reporters as Andrew Gillum's 'Fake News allies'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 2:06 PM

Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis is now referring to reporters as his opponent's "Fake News allies," because, well, they're doing what they're supposed to do. In a Friday fundraising email sent to supporters, the Florida Republican stated that Democrat Andrew Gillum and his "Fake News allies" are "pouring over our...

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Lyft offers discounted rides to Come Out With Pride Orlando this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 1:35 PM

Lyft is offering discounted rides to and from Orlando's Come Out With Pride parade and festival this Saturday. Users of the rideshare service will get 20 percent off one ride by using the discount code "PrideGivesBack," according to a news release. This discount is valid all day on Saturday,...

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Florida filmmaker releases video blasting Rick Scott for Hurricane Irma deaths

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 1:04 PM

Florida filmmaker Billy Corben, who's behind such films as Dawg Fight, Cocaine Cowboys and The U, released yet another video ripping Gov. Rick Scott, this time for his response to Hurricane Irma. The short Twitter clip takes a lighthearted approach at a very serious issue and shows Scott as as the...

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Hurricane Michael insurance losses expected in the billions

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Insured losses from Hurricane Michael could go as high as $4.5 billion, with the largest amount in residential losses, according to an early estimate by an insurance industry group. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America released the estimate, which put potential losses at $2 billion to $4.5 billion....

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Florida's agriculture history was 'devastated' by Hurricane Michael

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 11:25 AM

The timber, poultry, peanut, dairy, cotton, tomato and aquaculture industries across the Panhandle have been “devastated” by Hurricane Michael, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Thursday. “At least 3 million acres of timber were impacted by the storm and numerous other commodities suffered severe damage,” Putnam said in a...

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Here's how you can donate, support and give back to those affected by Hurricane Michael

Posted By on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Hurricane Michael has absolutely devastated Florida's Panhandle, and while the damage is still being assessed, it's safe to assume our neighbors to the north will need a lot of help. If you are able and willing, here's a list of places providing relief to victims of the storm that you...

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