Thursday, September 21, 2017

Democrat Eddy Dominguez replaces Paul Chandler in Central Florida House race

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 3:16 PM

Orange County Democrats have elected Eduardo "Eddy" Dominguez as a replacement candidate in the special election for Florida House District 44. Democrats chose Dominguez after Paul Chandler officially dropped out of the race earlier this month. Chandler resigned his bid for the district that runs through Winter Garden to Lake Buena...

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Russian Facebook account reportedly organized multiple Trump rallies in Florida

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 2:39 PM

Just two weeks ago, it was revealed that Facebook allowed Russians to spend $100,000 on targeted ads during the election. Now, the Daily Beast reports that Russian Facebook accounts helped organize pro-Trump rallies in Florida in 2016. According to an incredible report from the Daily Beast, multiple Florida events were...

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Magical Dining Month extended through Oct. 12 thanks to Irma

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Typically, Magical Dining Month only runs through the first week of October, so Oct. 8 was originally the last date for $35 dinner menus at more than 100 restaurants around town. But no thanks to Hurricane Irma, most restaurants were closed the weekend of Sept. 9-10 due to lack of...

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British new wavers OMD to play Orlando in 2018

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 12:59 PM

British synth-pop group OMD (Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark) have announced a U.S. tour for next year, and Orlando is one of the final dates on the tour. The group will be touring behind new album The Punishment of Luxury and no doubt airing some hits like "Electricity" and "Enola Gay."...

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There's a way to eat Chipotle and help those affected by Hurricane Irma

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 12:59 PM

If you're looking to help those in need following Hurricane Irma, Chipotle has a tasty way for you to donate. On Monday, Sept. 25, half of all proceeds from every purchase at Florida Chipotles will be contributed to the United Way Irma Recovery Fund, according to a statement released...

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Florida moves toward more medical marijuana licenses

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Seemingly learning from past mistakes, state health officials have issued an emergency rule outlining the application process for new medical-marijuana vendors seeking to receive licenses in two weeks. The new rule, published Wednesday and going into effect immediately, outsources the evaluation of the applications to “subject matter experts,” requires...

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Legendary New York rapper Nas comes to Orlando this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 12:14 PM

One of the all-time greats in hip-hop, New York MC Nas has been honing his craft relentlessly since the early ’90s, hitting an early peak with 1994’s instant classic Illmatic. However, Nas’ rhymes were built to last, as he followed up that album with seven other platinum releases. Still relevant...

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Puerto Rico could be without power for months after Hurricane Maria

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Puerto Rico will likely be in the dark for months after Hurricane Maria ravaged the U.S. territory. NBC News reports San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz says the island is looking at "four to six months without electricity." Home to around 3.4 million American citizens, Puerto Rico is entirely without power,...

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The Zombies will bring their 'Odyssey and Oracle' album to Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:37 AM

Famed U.K. psych ensemble the Zombies are undertaking a last round of tour dates to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their groundbreaking album Odyssey & Oracle, and Orlando is one of those destinations. This tour will reunite the four surviving members of the band in what is promised to be...

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Florida suspends license of Broward nursing home where 9 residents died

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Escalating a legal and regulatory fight, Gov. Rick Scott's administration Wednesday issued an emergency suspension of the license of a Broward County nursing home after the deaths of nine residents following Hurricane Irma. The license suspension was another step after the state Agency for Health Care Administration last week placed...

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