Friday, August 17, 2018

Jimmy Hula's has officially opened their new downtown Orlando location

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 1:56 PM

Jimmy Hula's wants to help you start your weekend a little early. The taco and beer joint is hosting a grand opening for their newest location in downtown Orlando today. Dubbed an "Urban Express" location, the new store shares its space with the Basement at 68 E. Pine St....

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Ron DeSantis just accepted $100K from the GEO Group, a controversial Florida-based private prison giant

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 12:53 PM

A political action committee supporting Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis just got a $100,000 from the GEO Group, a Florida-based private prison giant known for numerous human rights investigations. According to public records, on Aug. 15 the Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC accepted $50,000 from GEO Group, Inc. and...

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Here's how to get your bank overdraft fees reimbursed from SunPass

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Florida's SunPass toll system is reimbursing customers hit with bank overdraft fees after a botched $287 million upgrade left an enormous backlog of 170 million transactions. The Florida Department of Transportation announced earlier this week it was fining the contractor responsible for the upgrade, Conduent, nearly $800,000 in damages and asked...

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Gwen Graham is on the edge of history in her bid for Florida governor

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:07 AM

Gwen Graham is embarrassed. Diet Coke in one hand, the Democratic candidate for governor scoops up the dental floss in the backseat of her campaign SUV. She also sheepishly notes the tear in the upholstery of the Chevy Equinox, caused she said by the heel of one of her...

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Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner demands answers on Sen. Bill Nelson's hacking assertions

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:07 AM

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Thursday demanded that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla, back up an “unsubstantiated” claim that Russians are hacking state voting systems. “We are aware of the threat and the need to stay vigilant, but if you have specific information on a confirmed intrusion...

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Early voting for primary election starts today in Orange County until Aug. 26

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:07 AM

Early voting for the primary election starts Friday in Orange County and will continue for a little more than a week until Sunday, Aug. 26. Early voting locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Orange County Supervisor of Elections has 15 locations open throughout the...

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WPRK is finally back on the air

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:32 AM

After their tower was damaged by Hurricane Irma, and then not replaced because of upcoming construction, and then they found a new place for the antenna, and then it was taken over by a pair of nesting bald eagles, local college radio station 91.5 FM WPRK is finally back...

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Synthwave Arcade brings together the best in Florida's retro-futurist nostalgia scene

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Awash in ’80s nostalgia, the synthwave scene is all about capturing the feeling of watching a cool karate training montage or driving scene from straight-to-video action films of the era. Two of the area’s more keen retro-merchants – ACP Pro and Moondragon – share the stage at the Geek...

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Get a hands-on look at cutting edge tech and video games at OrlandoiX at Full Sail

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The largest gathering of interactive technology developers in the Southeast arrives at Full Sail University this weekend for the annual OrlandoiX event. While Friday’s schedule is geared toward the business side of virtual reality, digital arts, video games and more, Saturday features a daylong expo with both major developers...

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Sample the best in cruelty-free treats at Orlando Vegan Fest

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Only the most retrograde chefs are knee-jerk anti-vegan these days – and may we venture the opinion that it’s probably because they lack the creativity required to make vegan food delicious? (Note: We’re not judging people who eat animal products, just saying people who do should stop judging those...

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