Sunday, January 19, 2020

Republican Florida House leaders are trying to curb new constitutional amendments on the ballot

Posted By on Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 7:09 PM

After passing a controversial law last year that clamped down on ballot initiatives, Florida House members Thursday moved forward with a bill that would continue to make it harder to pass constitutional amendments. The House Judiciary Committee voted 12-6 to approve the measure, which would create additional hurdles for...

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Yo Winter Park, can you not trot out the military stuff for MLK Unity Fest?

Posted By on Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 4:48 PM

"Kids love it," said a Winter Park Police officer of an armored vehicle in Hannibal Square this morning. Police and this cartoonishly militaristic tank-car were in Shady Park Sunday morning during preparations for Monday's 18th Annual Unity Heritage Festival, a city-run event to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and...

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Florida is buying 20,000 acres of Everglades to protect it from oil drilling

Posted By on Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 3:34 PM

Florida is moving forward on a deal that would keep a piece of land in the Everglades from being used for oil production. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday the state has an option agreement to buy 20,000 acres that Kanter Real Estate LLC owns in western Broward County. Part...

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University of Florida opens online version of Master Beekeeper apprenticeship program

Posted By on Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 9:58 AM

We've all heard of the plight and decline of global bee populations, due to factors including pesticides, drought and habitat destruction. Now there's a way to get involved, and it's giving aspiring Florida beekeepers something to buzz about. The University of Florida recently launched their new Master Beekeeper Program, available online,...

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi joins Trump's impeachment defense team

Posted By on Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 8:22 AM

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been part of President Donald Trump’s impeachment communications team, will be part of the defense for his Senate trial, according to several Washington, D.C.-based news outlets. Bondi, a former assistant state attorney from Hillsborough County who spent eight years as the...

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Hillary Clinton reminded Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that voting is a basic human right

Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 4:58 PM

This week, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that former felons who’ve completed their sentences should still have to pay off all “legal financial obligations” before they can set foot in a voting booth, and, of course, Republican governor Ron DeSantis was in fact “pleased.” Following the court’s Thursday advisory...

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Visitors to Orlando now have an easier way to pick up their stroller rentals, no thanks to Disney

Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 4:01 PM

Last year saw Walt Disney World cracking down on the numerous third-party stroller rental companies, which many guests prefer to the less comfortable, more expensive ones that Disney itself rents. Now the stroller companies have found an option that will likely please many guests. After numerous national stories on...

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Sludge punks Black Tusk torch Mills 50 with heavy Florida support

Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 3:43 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Black Tusk, Ether Coven, Gillian Carter and Royal Graves at Will’s Pub, Jan. 15 Nothing, it seems, can stop Savannah sludge punks Black Tusk. After all these years, they’ve hardly tapped the brakes – on their music, their career or any goddamn thing whatsoever. Given their...

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