Thursday, September 20, 2018

After boos and protests, Rick Scott calls for red tide research center, task force

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 4:59 PM

After a week of being booed and run out of a restaurant by protesters angry over Florida's toxic red tide crisis, Gov. Rick Scott is now calling for wildlife officials to create a state red tide research center and re-establish an algae bloom task force. The state has been...

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The 'world's largest' impeach Trump banner will fly over Orlando this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 4:39 PM

A political action committee will fly a massive banner with the phrase "Impeachment Now" over Orlando for the next few days. The group Mad Dog PAC, which is headed by Claude Taylor, a former staff member in Bill Clinton's White House, is behind the MOAB (mother of all banners)...

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Banned magazine takes First Amendment fight against Florida prison system to US Supreme Court

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Arguing that corrections officials should not receive “blind deference,” attorneys for a monthly magazine blocked from distribution to Florida prison inmates have taken a long-running First Amendment fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. Prison Legal News filed a petition last week asking the Supreme Court to take up a...

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Florida more likely to reject mail ballots from young voters, people of color, ACLU finds

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:14 PM

Florida rejected vote-by-mail ballots from young voters and people of color at higher rates during the past two presidential elections, according to a troubling new study from the ACLU of Florida. The report also found that mail ballots were more likely to be rejected than votes cast at polls during...

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Enzian's presentation of 'A Knight's Tale' comes with a look at medieval weaponry

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:10 PM

While the 2001 Heath Ledger-starring action-comedy A Knight’s Tale isn’t particularly lauded for its historical accuracy – spectators at medieval jousts didn’t stomp and clap in time to Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” for instance – it does use its anachronisms for the purpose of relating the significance of...

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Chicago rapper Noname announces Orlando show set for next year

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Chicago M.C. and poet Noname is garnering a lot of buzz around her recently released debut full-length Room 25, and just announced a surprise show at the Beacham set for early 2019. After early and well-regarded collaborations witch Chance the Rapper on his 2013 mixtape Acid Rap and on...

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Florida Panthers set for preseason match against Tampa Bay Lightning in Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Florida's two professional hockey clubs – the Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning – will face off in the clubs' second 2018-2019 preseason game at the Amway Center next week. The match is set for Thursday, Sept. 27, and will be the second stop in the franchises' preseason...

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Mary Chapin Carpenter to play Orlando in October

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 2:16 PM

Singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter is on the road again, touring behind new album Sometimes Just the Sky, and will be playing Orlando next month as part of a second leg of dates to try out her new album live. Sometimes Just the Sky, recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World...

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Orlando's new pro football team will be called the 'Orlando Apollos'

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 11:28 AM

The Alliance of American Football – the spring season professional football league set to debut in late February – announced the names and colors of four of its eight teams this morning, including the Orlando Apollos, who will be clad in navy blue, dark orange and bright orange come...

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Florida lawmaker clashes with NRA over political contribution from gun control group

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Incoming Senate President Bill Galvano is not backing down after finding himself in the crosshairs of the National Rifle Association for receiving a sizable political contribution from a group that backs gun restrictions and has ties to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Galvano, a Bradenton Republican who is...

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