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1 hr ago | Albany Times Union

Fla.'s growing ranks of lawyers leads to surplus

Ask Jason Fraser how many jobs he applied for after graduating from law school last year and this is what he says: After searching from Ocala to Miami, Fraser finally landed a public defender's post in Pasco County in June.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Florida

Fri Aug 01, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Times recommends: Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislature faces critical challenges, from improving transportation to expanding health care to protecting the environment.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Port Richey, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Medicaid, Health, Florida, Opinion

St. Petersburg Times

U.S. 19 redevelopment a long-term pursuit for Pasco

Lacy Herman lucked out with two blouses for $18 thanks to JCPenney's close-out sale last week, but don't count the 23-year-old University of South Florida student among U.S. 19's regular shoppers.

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Related Topix: University of South Florida, Florida, Citrus Park, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, Tampa, FL

Bradenton.com

Bus aide accused of slapping autistic boy pleads not guilty

LAND O' LAKES -- It's been nearly two months since surveillance video showing a Pasco County school bus aide slapping an autistic child went public.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Land O' Lakes, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco says group home for immigrant boys violated contract two years ago

Pasco County officials say a nonprofit agency housing immigrant children violated the terms of a 2005 federal grant when it closed a group home for elderly disabled adults two years ago.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Holiday, FL

Thu Jul 31, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Times recommends: Re-elect Luikart to Pasco School Board

The Pasco County School District is finally emerging from a prolonged period of cutting budgets and limiting expansions of its academic offerings.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Dade City, FL, Medicine, Nursing, Opinion

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Mote Marine researchers study red tide bloom

Mote Marine researchers study red tide bloom Mote Marine researchers take samples of red tide bloom Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1n8oTBL Researchers take water samples and gather data of an 80-mile stretch between Sarasota and the bloom's edge in Pasco County.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Hernando County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Florida Standards bringing changes for students, teachers alike

During a training session this summer, fifth-grade teacher Tina Colella came to a realization: Her teaching style relied too heavily on lecturing.

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Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

10 Pasco County schools welcome new principals

Sharon Sacco Slusser joined the Pasco County School District as a teacher in 2004.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Wesley Chapel, FL, Bayonet Point, FL, Hudson, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Dade City officials upset after stopped train wreaks chaos

City officials issued a scathing letter to railroad giant CSX Transportation after a crew abandoned a train, cutting off major intersections and setting off a public safety emergency for Dade City police.

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Related Topix: Dade City, FL, Transportation, CSX Transportation, Railroads

WDUV-FM Saint Petersburg

Hyundai Recall

A man rests under an umbrella on the north side of the Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach on July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Juno Beach, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, Lake Butler, FL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

John Green's novels will stay in Wisconsin, Florida schools

"The Fault in Our Stars" writer John Green 's novels were recently challenged by parents in both Wisconsin and Florida.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Books

ABC Action News

5 things you need to know for Wednesday

Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Florida, Tampa, FL, Stroke, Medicine, Health, Hillsborough County, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Pasco elementary teacher charged with DUI

A Pasco County elementary special needs teacher has been charged with driving under the influence and failing to stop at a red light after authorities say she caused an accident early Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Holiday, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

PASCO: Tip leads to major drug bust

Man, girlfriend arrested for guns, drugs The Pasco Sheriff's Office has made a major arrest involving a man for armed drug trafficking.

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Related Topix: Wesley Chapel, FL

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Banned book back on reading list at Fla. school

The book, "Paper Towns" by John Green, disappeared from the list earlier this summer after a parent's complaint about sexual content and language.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bradenton.com

3-year legal challenge to Blake trauma unit dropped

After three years of legal battles aimed at shutting down Blake Medical Center's trauma unit in Bradenton, the fight appears over, Blake officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Manatee County, FL

St. Petersburg Times

PHSC academy instructor, whistle-blower fired

Pasco-Hernando State College on July 17 fired its police academy's instructor coordinator whose complaints launched a recent Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation.

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Related Topix: Dade City, FL

DeLand Beacon

Red tide causes large fish kill in northeast Gulf of Mexico

PHOTO COURTESY FWC Bloom - This photo of an algal bloom was taken off Lee County in the Gulf a few years ago.

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Related Topix: Hernando County, FL, Dixie County, FL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Bradenton.com

Slammed Florida ratepayers rip Citizens Property spending as 'outrageous'

TALLAHASSEE — Tough rules imposed by Florida’s insurer of last resort are slamming thousands, including a 97-year-old widow losing coverage entirely, but customers see hardball tactics for them and a relaxed attitude for globetrotting brass at state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. The company’s chairman paid back travel costs ... (more)

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Related Topix: Palm Beach, FL, Switzerland, World News, Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Lake Worth, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

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