Saturday, May 26, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency across Florida over fears of subtropical storm Alberto

Posted By on Sat, May 26, 2018 at 10:25 AM

With authorities warning of possible storm surge and torrential rains from subtropical storm Alberto, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency across all 67 counties in Florida Saturday morning. "As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto’s northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that all Florida counties...

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Friday, May 25, 2018

You can now legally smoke medical marijuana in Florida

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 6:06 PM

It's official — a Tallahassee judge has ruled that medical marijuana in Florida can be smoked. The lawsuit against the state was brought last July by Orlando attorney John Morgan, who essentially floated the bill in the successful campaign to make medical access to cannabis a constitutional right. "The...

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New report says Trump administration's offshore drilling expansion threatens 11 Florida parks

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 5:09 PM

A new report highlights the countrywide threat of the Trump administration’s expansion of offshore drilling, and Florida is predicted to take an especially hard hit economically. According to the study by the National Parks Conservation Association and the National Resources Defense Council, of the 68 parks located on the coastline...

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Following pressure from Parkland shooting survivors, Publix suspends all political contributions

Posted By and on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 4:47 PM

Following a week of online outrage, Publix announced this afternoon that they will suspend all political donations after a Tampa Bay Times report revealed the company gave an unprecedented $670,000 to self-described "proud NRA sellout" Adam Putnam.  "We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve,"...

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This Florida road sign eats ass

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 3:52 PM

An actual road sign in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was recently hacked to read "Hell yeah brother I eat ass."  Indeed. Shout it from the mountaintop, you noble diner. Stay on top of Orlando news and views. Sign up for our weekly Headlines newsletter. ...

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Orlando police chief says Amazon's facial recognition program is also being tested downtown, contradicting earlier statement

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 2:44 PM

On Wednesday, Orlando police Chief John Mina said Amazon’s facial-recognition software is only being tested at OPD headquarters. But that wasn’t the whole truth, as confirmed yesterday when Mina said there are currently three surveillance cameras in downtown Orlando that are equipped with the software. At a news conference,...

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Orlando Sentinel columnist David Whitley doesn't know how a protest works

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Today, Parkland shooting survivor and harsh NRA critic David Hogg will encourage people to protest Publix grocery stores by lying down in the aisles for 12 minutes, beginning at 4 p.m. This show of solidarity is in response to a Tampa Bay Times report that showed that the grocery store...

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David Hogg calls on Publix to donate $1 million to the Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Following a report from the Tampa Bay Times report that Publix has supported and continues to support self-described "proud NRA sellout" Adam Putnam to the tune of $670,000, school shooting survivor David Hogg is now calling on the grocer to also support the victims of last February's massacre in...

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Royaltea will introduce cheese tea to Orlando

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 11:39 AM

When Royaltea, a Chinese-based bubble tea chain, opens next to King Bao this summer, they'll introduce one of the trendiest beverages around to Orlando. Cheese tea. What the H is cheese tea? you're wondering. If you're thinking a pungent wedge of limburger atop a brew of floral Darjeeling, you'd be...

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Here's Alberto, the first storm of the 2018 hurricane season

Posted By on Fri, May 25, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Arriving a week before the official start of 2018 hurricane season, subtropical storm Alberto is here, says the National Hurricane Center. The first named storm of the season, which is currently creeping northeast at 6 mph just south of Cozumel, Mexico, won't impact Florida directly, but it'll pretty much...

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