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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Florida names nine proposed medicaid health plans

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:51 AM

Florida officials on Tuesday announced the names of the nine health plans the state wants to ink contracts with to provide health care to nearly four million poor, elderly and disabled residents. The decision is not final, though, and Molina Healthcare of Florida and Positive Healthcare — both of...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Florida high school student posts wildly racist prom proposal to Snapchat

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 6:06 PM

Officials at Riverview High School are considering taking disciplinary steps against a student after he asked his girlfriend to prom with an insanely racist poster. "If I was black, I’d be picking cotton, but I’m white, so I’m picking u 4 prom," reads 18-year-old Noah Crowley’s sign, as reported by...

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Orlando will not host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for marathon running

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 5:19 PM

Orlando and two other cities were beat out by Atlanta to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for marathon, USA Track & Field announced Monday. Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas, also bid for the races, and both fell short as well. Orlando, like the other cities, originally bid...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott will headline a gun raffle next month

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 4:18 PM

Florida Governor Rick Scott, a dispenser of hot takes like "the Second Amendment has never shot anybody, evil does," will be the keynote speaker at a GOP fundraiser next month in Hillsborough County, which just so happens to be raffling off a new handgun. According to Florida Politics, Scott will...

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Brevard County votes to allow employees to carry firearms at work

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Brevard County employees with a concealed-carry permit can now bring their guns to work, after officials approved a policy change on Tuesday. The change was unanimously approved as part of the county’s “Zero Tolerance of Workplace Violence” policy, Florida Today reports. The policy had previously banned county employees, minus...

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Commission will begin investigating 'system failures' of Parkland school shooting

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 12:42 PM

A 16-member commission on Tuesday will begin reviewing the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Broward County high school, looking into the circumstances of the crime, the background of the alleged shooter and recommendations to prevent future tragedies. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which was...

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Florida receives $1 million from federal government for Parkland shooting

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 11:21 AM

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday awarded Florida $1 million to help defray the cost of law enforcement officers and other emergency workers who have been involved in the response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The Florida Department of...

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Puerto Rican governor announces launch of new political organization in Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 11:13 AM

On Tuesday morning, Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced the launch of a new political organization intended to influence the November 2018 midterm elections by mobilizing the Puerto Rican vote in Florida. Poder, which translates to “power,” is a nonpartisan civic organization focused on the voter registration and political...

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Florida officials are encouraging qualifying candidates to file their paperwork early

Posted By on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 5:12 AM

Qualifying formally begins Monday at noon for Florida candidates seeking to run for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and the judiciary, as well as for 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney and public defender. But Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Tuesday advised those intending to run for one of those...

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Gas prices have hit a three-year high at Florida pumps

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Florida gas prices hit a three-year high over the weekend, as oil prices are up about 25 percent from a year ago and the global supply glut has tightened, according to AAA auto club. And while the annual summer peak is still a couple of weeks away, AAA spokesman...

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