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32 min ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Bond Community Health Center Receives Endorsement from HRSA

Bond Community Health Center has received a major endorsement for the great work they have been doing.

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3 hrs ago | Folio Weekly

Corrine Brown Has a Sad that She Might have to a

RT @AmandaANjax : PutnamCSO using gas to force Milton out of home. Source at scene says he was alone in cousins home when police arrived #ANa Retweet this RT @JaxLivePresents : Don't miss the rawking country sounds of THE LACS at MAVERICKS at the Landing next Friday August 1st, tix @ t.ca Retweet this RT @JaxLivePresents : FORTUNATE YOUTH, The ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Landing, Indie, Tallahassee, FL

7 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Judge orders new Congressional map, special election

A judge have given the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, a move that could potentially send the election season into chaos.

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

9 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Ruling means blind trusts are likely here to stay

TALLAHASSEE In 1976, Florida voters agreed that "a public office is a public trust," even though many of its politicians were treating it like a license to bribe.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Capital Soup

Senator Don Gaetz Reports: Ethics Law Stays Intact, Court Upholds Legislature's Landmark Reform

We have a bit of good news for those who support holding our elected officials accountable through strong ethics laws.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Rick Scott

WCTV Tallahassee

Local Law Enforcement Donates to the Fishers' 'Kidz1stFund'

The FSU Police Department, Tallahassee Police Department, and the Leon County Sheriff's Office presented FSU Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher with a check Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Judge throws write-in candidate off ballot, cancelling primary in House District 64

Until Thursday, it looked like state Rep. Jamie Grant would know within a few weeks whether he'd get to keep his job representing the citizens of Carrollwood, Citrus Park, Oldsmar, and Safety Harbor.

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Related Topix: Safety Harbor, FL, Citrus Park, FL, Oldsmar, FL, Florida

Tire Business

TIA announces ATS training dates in Fla.

The Tire Industry Association's Certified Automotive Training Service Advanced Training Course will be offered in Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 7-10.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WTLV

Plaintiffs: Have expert choose new maps for Nov elections

Plaintiffs in a redistricting case presented a Leon County judge a motion to allow an expert to choose redrawn congressional maps for the Nov. elections Plaintiffs: Have expert choose new maps for Nov elections Plaintiffs in a redistricting case presented a Leon County judge a motion to allow an expert to choose redrawn congressional maps for the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WALA

Retired teacher, grandchildren killed in I-10 wreck

A retired Thomasville elementary school teacher and two of her grandchildren, also from Thomasville were killed this afternoon, July 29 in a head-on auto collision.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WTLV

Last day to register for August primaries in Fla.

Monday marks the last day you can register to vote or change your part for the primaries on August 26. Last day to register for August primaries in Fla.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, US Governors, Rick Scott

The Miami Herald

Florida judge upholds blind trust used by Scott

A Florida judge is upholding a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sunshine State News

Weekly Roundup: Different Speeds for Justice, Politics

The justice system tends to move very slowly, and this week it seemed to be struggling to keep up with politics.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, FL, Florida, US News, Status Quo, Pop/Rock

The Tallahassee O

Federal Court Upholds Fla.'s Docs Vs. Glocks Law |...

This is a good read for people like Tallahassee Mayor John Marks And Leon County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley Who Have A Habit Of Joining Anti-gun groups like MAIG and attempting to restrict private sales of firearms owners at Tallahassee gunshows.

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Related Topix: Tallahassee, FL, Guns

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

9th Circuit picks, groups 10, 12, 37

How important can a circuit judge in Florida be? Just this month, a circuit judge in Leon County struck down the state's congressional district map, and one in Monroe County declared the state ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Florida, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Orange County, FL, Osceola County, FL, Maitland, FL, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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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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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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

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