Friday, January 19, 2018

Florida lawmakers push for LGBTQ workplace protections

Posted By on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 1:45 AM

A bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers is pushing for LGBTQ workplace protections for state and private employees. The Florida Competitive Workforce Act, proposed by Democratic Rep. Ben Diamond and Republican Rep. Rene Plasencia, prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in lodging establishments, restaurants and other public accommodations....

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Florida's new 'higher-speed' train Brightline killed two people in one week

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 5:51 PM

All Aboard Florida's new "higher-speed" train debuted last weekend and has already struck and killed two people. According to the Sun Sentinel, a train hit and killed a bicyclist Wednesday in the Boynton Beach area. No other details were released. However, an attorney for the family is looking into whether...

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Top Chef Season 3 winner Hung Huynh cheffing at Morimoto Asia

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 5:45 PM

Things are getting interesting inside the kitchen of Morimoto Asia. It seems that former Top Chef Season 3 winner Hung Hyunh is now the restaurant's chef de cuisine. Yuhi Fujinaga still serves as Morimoto Asia's executive chef, but the question that immediately comes to mind is how long will a...

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Charlie Minn's documentary '49 Pulses' debuts in Orlando next week

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Filmmaker Charlie Minn will be debuting his documentary 49 Pulses at Orlando Fashion Square Mall theater on Friday, Jan. 26. The film looks back on the 2016 mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse where a gunman killed 49 people and injured at least 68 people. Minn has focused his...

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Floridians favor the popular vote over the Electoral College, poll says

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 3:23 PM

A new poll finds that more than two-thirds of voters in Florida think presidential elections should be decided by who wins the popular vote. The poll, conducted by Florida Atlantic University and commissioned by the League of Women Voters of Florida, surveyed 1,000 registered voters across the Sunshine State...

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Sen. Marco Rubio pushes new bipartisan Russia sanctions bill

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 3:20 PM

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Maryland Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen have co-introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide more power to Congress instead of the president for the purpose of sanctioning Russia over election interference. The bill is a product of conclusions by numerous U.S. intelligence agencies that...

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Chicago rapper CupcakKe will play Orlando in March

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 3:20 PM

Ferocious Chicago rapper CupcakKe has announced ONE lone Florida date for 2018 and luckily for every citizen of the City Beautiful, it's happening here. Her twin 2016 mixtapes, Cum Cake and STD (Shelters to Deltas), were both lauded by Rolling Stone as "Best Rap Albums of 2016," and she just...

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Celebrating David Bowie tribute coming to Orlando this March

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 1:54 PM

"Celebrating David Bowie" a touring tribute act to the grand dame of glam have announced a North American tour set for the Spring that includes a date in Orlando. The CDB ensemble, promisingly, is led by longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson, and includes guitarist Earl Slick and bassist Carmine Rojas....

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Anna Eskamani makes cover of TIME featuring first-time women candidates

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Florida House candidate Anna Eskamani is one of 48 first-time women candidates for public office featured on the cover of the Jan. 29 issue of TIME magazine. The cover story, dubbed "The Avengers" by TIME correspondent Charlotte Alter, profiled key individuals inspired by the Women's March that have formed...

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Voodoo Doughnut opening at Universal CityWalk this spring

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 1:40 PM

The rumors are true: Voodoo Doughnut is bringing their talents to Florida. No opening date beyond "spring 2018" has been announced. The cult-favorite gourmet doughnut shop (motto: "The magic is in the hole") exploded out of Portland 15 years years ago and now has multiple Oregon locations as well as...

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