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7 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Chief says Paramedic Fired due to Heroin Overdose at Work

The paramedic had just dropped off a pregnant patient at the hospital, arrest papers say, when he was found unconscious and "blue" on the bathroom floor.

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9 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

4 Leon County Schools Will Have Longer School Days

Not all students will get to leave at the regular time of 2:50. This upcoming school year, four elementary schools in Leon County will stay until 3:50.

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23 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

Redistricting Clash Heats Up as Hearing Approaches

Voting-rights advocates and the Legislature squabbled Wednesday about when the state's congressional elections should be held as both sides prepared for a hearing in front of a Leon County judge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Florida, Gadsden County, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business Wire

Fitch Affirms Tallahassee, FL's Consolidated Utility System Revs at 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

The bonds are secured by a senior lien pledge of the net revenues of the city's water and sewer utilities, a gross lien on the storm drainage system , and available system development charges.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, Florida State University, St. Marks, FL

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Circuit Court Sunday Ita s time again for Circuit Court Sunday. Last...

It's time again for Circuit Court Sunday. Last week, Circuit Courts at opposite ends of Florida heard cases with big ramifications around the state.

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Related Topix: Volusia County, FL, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Judge eases rules for write-in candidates

On Friday, a Leon County judge struck down a state law requiring write-in candidates to live in the district where they are running for office.

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Related Topix: Florida, Coconut Creek, FL, Broward County, FL, Margate, FL, US News

Thu Jul 17, 2014

News 4 Jax

Bill Wohlsifer

Education: Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami; Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.

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Related Topix: Saint Thomas University, Thomas University, University of Central Florida, Palm Beach County, FL, Volusia County, FL

STN Online

New Agreement for School Bus CNG Infrastructure Fueling Growth in Florida

The Charlotte County Public Schools signed an agreement last month with CNG provider Nopetro to construct and finance a fueling station as well as supporting infrastructure contingent on Type C school buses being manufactured to run on the alternative fuel.

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Related Topix: Charlotte County, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, Education Etc.

The Orlando Sentinel

Redistricting sides jostle over whether to redraw congressional lines now

Florida's fight over "fair" congressional lines has left policymakers and the court in a paradox: require voters throughout Central Florida to cast ballots on illegal maps, or potentially invalidate some votes already cast.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Tallahassee O

Tallahassee Couple Files Federal Lawsuit Against Police | [Video Of News Coverage]

Brayshaw says it all started in 2008 when he published the address of a Tallahassee Police officer on another website and was arrested for it.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, Okaloosa County, FL

CBS Local

Teachers Union Challenges Bill Expanding School Vouchers

The state's largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers "log rolled" a series of education issues - including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program - into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.

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Related Topix: Education, School Vouchers, Family, Kids, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott

The Miami Herald

Former Florida House candidate fights to get back on the ballot

The Republican was disqualified from the District 113 race earlier this month, after a check she submitted to the Department of State bounced.

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Related Topix: Miami, FL

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WCTV Tallahassee

Public Hearing on Leon Co. Rural Zoning Ordinance Revisions Held

The revisions have resulted in a plan to build a gas station at the intersection of Crump and Miccosukee Roads.

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WCTV Tallahassee

Tallahassee Lawmaker Supports GOP Leaders On Map Ruling

State Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford say they will not appeal a Leon County judge's ruling in the case.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL

Anna Maria Islander Newspaper

State appeals court upholds statewide net ban

Florida's 1st District Court of Appeals three-judge panel in Tallahassee sided July 7 with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, affirming the commission's authority to enforce the state constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1994.

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Related Topix: First Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Tallahassee, FL

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Tallahassee O

Tallahassee Watchdog Files Federal Lawsuit Against Florida Officials

Rob and Stephanie Brayshaw have filed a federal lawsuit in The United States Northern District Court against several public officials including Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley, citing a litany of rights violations.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, Okaloosa County, FL

Palm Beach Post

Leon County judge asked to set hearing on redistricting

A judge was asked Monday to set a conference to decide how the state should proceed with trying to redraw congressional district boundaries ruled unconstitutional last week.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Val Demings sees her stock rising, and growing electoral options

It was noteworthy to some when former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings was making the rounds at Florida Democrats' annual fundraising conference in Westin last month.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott

The Tallahassee O

Judge Hawkins Pleads for Her Job | Judge Judy Needs To Be...

Judge Judith Hawkins, a Leon County judge facing the possibility of being removed from the bench, is pleading for her job.

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Building Operating Management

Recruiting Strategies: Finding and Keeping Top Talent

Maintenance and engineering managers are constantly on the lookout for qualified employees to perform inspection and maintenance tasks in institutional and commercial facilities.

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