Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Florida lawmaker proposes bill that would make it easier for felons to regain rights

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 5:41 PM

On Dec. 6, state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, proposed a measure that, if passed, would make it easier for felons who have served their time and paid their probationary fines to have their rights reinstated by petitioning a judge. Those rights include the ability to vote in elections...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott issues executive order on reporting sexual harassment

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 4:31 PM

In the midst of a scandal jolting the Florida Senate, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday ordered state agency heads to adopt a sexual harassment policy that requires training for workers and spells out procedures for reporting and investigating complaints. Scott issued an executive order detailing the steps agency heads...

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Big dumb panda picks Auburn to beat UCF in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Yang Yang, a 20-year-old male giant panda at Zoo Atlanta, has decided that the University of Central Florida will lose to Auburn in the 50th Anniversary Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. What does this big dumb panda know about college football, you ask? Well, I'll have you know that Yang Yang completes his...

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Activists are fasting outside Marco Rubio's Orlando office for immigrant protections

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Bundled in hoodies, knit beanies and blankets to ward off a chilly blast,  activists huddled in lawn chairs outside U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's office Wednesday in downtown Orlando as they fasted for immigrant protections. Five activists have been on a hunger strike since Tuesday morning outside Rubio's office. Their nonviolent...

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Pianist Sarah Cahill plays Lou Harrison Thursday as part of Accidental Music Festival

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 3:06 PM

"When a composer dies, it’s not easy to estimate where his music will stand in an unknown future. But if the judgment of posterity is the true measure of the influence of any given composer, it didn’t take too long for Lou Harrison to be given his due," says Esteban...

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Here's the inside of the Millennium Falcon ride at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Well, there it is. This morning Disney gave us a glimpse of the inside of the Millennium Falcon flight simulator ride coming to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and it does appear to be the same ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. Just so you know, you'll...

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JD McPherson and Charley Crockett prove that revivalism can still be fresh AF

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:22 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND JD McPherson and Charley Crockett, The Social, Dec. 11 Of all the American roots neo-traditionalists, hotshot Okie JD McPherson is without a doubt one of this generation’s most distinctive. He’s retro, but he ain’t cute. There’s a big difference. Although he rocks the stuff your grandparents...

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Pro-Trump singer Joy Villa wants to run for congress in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:17 PM

Singer-songwriter Joy Villa announced on Fox & Friends earlier today that she's launching an exploratory committee for a congressional bid in Florida. She added that although she will run as a political outsider, she plans to campaign as a member of the GOP. "I'm looking everywhere from Jacksonville all the way...

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Florida congresswoman calling for investigation into sexual misconduct allegations by Trump

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel and more than 50 other Democratic congresswoman are now calling for an investigation into the 17-and-counting allegations of sexual misconduct by President Donald Trump. Frankel and 56 other members of the Democratic Women's Working Group sent a letter Monday to the Chairman of the House Committee...

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Florida Power & Light will charge customers $176 million to clean up their own environmental damage

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:50 PM

State regulators Tuesday approved a controversial proposal by Florida Power & Light to collect at least $176.4 million from customers for a project dealing with a saltwater plume that moved from an FPL plant into nearby groundwater. Representatives of consumers and business and environmental groups fought the proposal, contending...

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