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1 hr ago | Reuters

Florida utilities seek to end energy efficiency rebates

Attorneys for major power companies told state regulators Monday that mandates for energy efficiency rebates make them reward well-off Floridians at the expense of all residents and businesses.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Sinkhole in Florida: In 'Sinkhole Alley,' another massive one swallows a street

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, Kim Russell, left, who lives nearby on Gilbralter Street and her mother Betty Box both examine the massive sinkhole that opened on Eldridge Road in Spring Hill, Fla., Saturday.

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Related Topix: Spring Hill, FL, The Villages, FL, Hernando County, FL

Brandon Sun

Florida smoker's widow: $23B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand

A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

WCTV Tallahassee

Judge Asked to Lift Florida Keys Gay Marriage Stay

The attorney for a gay couple is asking a Florida Keys judge to lift a stay in his ruling that Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

GPB.org

Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

Florida's state capitol. A redistricting plan crafted by the Republican-controlled Legislature in Tallahassee was partially thrown out by a state judge.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Click Orlando

RJ Reynolds vowing to fight $23.6B in damages

The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in Florida in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

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Related Topix: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Tobacco, Health, Lung Cancer

WFTV Orlando

Complaints against Crist and Scott thrown out

Election year complaints contending that Charlie Crist and former Gov. Rick Scott broke campaign finance laws are getting thrown out.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, Florida Government

GPB.org

Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio pauses while speaking during an event in Washington last month.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Government, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner

Daily Reporter

Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads.

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Related Topix: Fruitland Park, FL, Lake County, FL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Ale and the Witch offers $5 beers on Sundays

Last week, The Ale and the Witch in downtown St. Petersburg started featuring a limited-time $5 special on its beers.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Gay-marriage bashing personal when Bondi attacks my friends

Candles and cakes on birthdays. Big ol' Christmas trees with presents for little creatures, and big ones, too.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Opinion

NBC2 News

Fatal crash jammed traffic NB I-75 along Alligator Alley

THE LATEST: Both lanes of I-75 are moving after a rollover crash involving an SUV jammed up northbound traffic for hours Sunday afternoon.

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Hispanic Business

Medical Marijuana: Florida's New Business Boom

Before the sun set over the rows of palms and ferns and hibiscus that Thursday, Chuck Buster had heard from a half dozen friends, all calling to tell him that his next venture could be in Florida's medical marijuana business.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Florida Government, Miami Dade County, FL, Broward County, FL, Agriculture, Science

Skift

TSA Pre-Check Expedites Security Checkpoints at South Florida Airports

Although airports across the country are seeing the benefits of expedited screening initiatives, there remain major infrastructure improvements that could increase efficiency while cutting costs.

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Related Topix: US News, Transporation Security Administration (TSA)

WTVF Nashville

RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

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Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Air Accidents

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Bradenton.com

Bradenton Herald-State College of Florida's next Community Conversation on medical marijuana

The Bradenton Herald and State College of Florida are pleased to announce a dynamic lineup of panelists for a Community Conversation about the medical marijuana amendment on the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Bradenton, FL, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Naples Daily News

Political notes from the campaign trail Political notes from the campaign trail in Southwest Florida

Corey Perrine/Staff A worker sets up a voting booth Friday, Oct. 26, at the Collier County Public Library headquarters branch.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Trey Radel, Collier County, FL, Bonita Springs, FL

Examiner.com

Old Florida attractions that are still fun for the family

When you think of old Florida Attractions what comes to mind? For me what comes to mind are the attractions everyone once flocked to before Disney came along.

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Related Topix: Ponce de Leon, FL, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, Plant City, FL, Weeki Wachee, FL, Sarasota, FL

St. Petersburg Times

Meet three super Pacs at work in Florida

One of the most talked about and controversial ads in Florida in recent years came from a little-known super PAC innocuously named American Sunrise.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Allen West, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Southerland, Representative Alan Grayson, Representative Joe Garcia, Democrat, Bill Young

Broward-Palm Beach

All Aboard Florida Unveiling West Palm Beach Station Plans on Monday

This is what the company's Ft.Lauderdale station will look like. Monday, the West Palm Beach station plans come out.

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Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward County, FL

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