Friday, October 19, 2018

Cocoa Beach is mostly dead fish now

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:35 PM

This morning, thousands of dead fish washed ashore at Cocoa Beach, the closest patch of sand to Orlando, after tests have shown the presence of red tide in Brevard County. The massive fish kills comes after officials on Wednesday confirmed that toxic algae blooms now stretch all the way...

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Florida court gives green light to toucan farming lawsuit against Orange County

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 12:35 PM

A state appeals court Friday cleared the way for a couple to pursue a lawsuit against Orange County and local officials in a dispute about operating a toucan farm out of a home. A panel of the 5th District Court of Appeal said an Orange County circuit judge incorrectly...

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Joe Biden will campaign with Bill Nelson and Stephanie Murphy next week in Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be in key Florida cities next week to campaign for Democratic candidates on the general election ticket. Biden will be making a stop in Orlando on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Cheyenne Saloon, 128 W. Church St., with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, Congresswoman...

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Florida eases restrictions for voters displaced by Hurricane Michael

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Florida eased restrictions Thursday on vote-by-mail ballots in eight counties ravaged last week by Hurricane Michael, while also giving elections supervisors more time to conduct early voting. Secretary of State Ken Detzner, the state’s top election official, said the changes included in an executive order by Gov. Rick Scott...

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Ghostemane steps out of the Soundcloud for a night at Celine

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Hot on the heels of new album N/O/I/S/E’s surprise early release last week (independently produced and released by the artist himself, it should be noted), haunted and hotly tipped rapper Ghostemane is returning to the City Beautiful to kick off his new tour. The L.A.-via-South Florida MC made his...

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Aziz Ansari plays the Dr. Phillips Center in the wake of this year's #MeToo controversy

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Is it, perhaps, prophetic that Aziz Ansari’s very name says “sorry” to his audience? After gaining fame as the cool kids’ comedian through his stand-up work, which dissects current hip-hop and internet culture, and his Netflix show Master of None, an exegesis on dating and eating in NYC, Ansari...

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Death Cab for Cutie wrap up their fall tour at Hard Rock Live

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 5:03 AM

Indie rock all-stars Death Cab for Cutie are playing the final date of this autumn North American tour here in Orlando. Ben Gibbard and company dropped surprise new album Thank You for Today back in August, and will no doubt be showing off this batch of wistful but extremely...

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is a terrible person

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 4:31 PM

Over the past 24 hours, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida congressman who very well could be three kids stacked on top of each other in a suit, took to Twitter to post an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, as well as discredit Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post journalist who many presume...

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Early voting starts in Central Florida next week

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Early voting for the Nov. 6, 2018 midterm election begins this Monday in Central Florida and will be open for the next two weeks. Here is the early voting information for Central Florida by county: Orange County: Lasts Monday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to...

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Florida environmental groups blast Everglades Trust endorsement of Ron DeSantis

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Environmental groups expressed indignation this week after the Everglades Trust endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. But the support from the Everglade Trust, which backed DeSantis and Democrat Gwen Graham in their respective gubernatorial primaries, shouldn’t really have been that shocking. DeSantis successfully used his opposition to Big Sugar...

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