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Florida Health Exchange Signs Up Just 30 Consumers in 6 Months

Six months after Florida created a state-backed website to help people receive affordable healthcare coverage, only 30 people have signed up, the Miami Herald reported.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Medicaid, Health Insurance

Fri Aug 29, 2014

JD Journal

Private School Vouchers Trigger Filing of Florida Lawsuit

Summary : A lawsuit has been filed in Florida alleging that a state funded voucher program, which provides scholarships to private schools, is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, School Vouchers, Education, US Governors, Rick Scott

The Daily Caller

Florida Obamacare Enrollment Total Plummets By A Quarter

Florida's Obamacare enrollment is now over 220,000 lower than the Obama administration's most recent tally, according to a report from the state insurance department.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Conservative Political News, US News

Miami New Times

Florida Primary Voter Turnout Lowest Its Been in 16 Years

Just 17.5 percent of Florida's registered voters bothered to turn out for Florida's primary election on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, US News

Business Journal

Could international students equal international business in Florida?

Brookings looked at how much money F-1 visa students spent in order to graduate - and how many of them stayed afterwards.

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Click Orlando

Youth pastor arrested for child porn

Brandenburg is a youth pastor for Building 418, a ministry of St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Titusville, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported.

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The Orlando Sentinel

The best fried chicken in Central Florida

Southern cooks will argue about the techniques of making the best fried chicken with as much passion as they debate barbecue styles.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Fast Food, Dining, Entertainment

Thu Aug 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

A Luddite laments a bookless library for Florida Poly

Florida Polytechnic University's Science and Technology Building is a bold statement for innovation, but should the institution's appetite for the cutting edge be the death knell for cover-bound books at the library on its Lakeland campus? If you have ever spent time at the library, in the cool quiet with the dusty-clean smell of books all around ... (more)

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Related Topix: Libraries, University, FL, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Florida education groups sue voucher program

The state's biggest teachers union and its school board association filed a lawsuit aimed at ending one of the nation's largest private school voucher programs on Thursday - two days after that legal threat helped sink Volusia County School Board member Diane Smith's re-election bid.

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Related Topix: Education, School Vouchers, Volusia County, FL, Leon County, FL, Indian River County, FL, Deltona, FL

SFGate

Florida teachers union, others sue voucher program

Saying it has reached a "tipping point," Florida's teacher union along with other groups filed a lawsuit Thursday aimed at ending one of the nation's largest private school voucher programs.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Education, School Vouchers, Leon County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

Patch.com

Florida School District Goes Rogue on Common Core

While the Florida Department of Education has modified national Common Core Standards to quell concerns about the viability of the benchmarks, that's not good enough for Lee County.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Bobby Jindal, US Governors

News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 28

Just days after Florida's primary election, the state's Democrats are making a show of unity at rallies in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Orlando, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida cops say they've been under ticket quotas

Five Florida police officers told the Waldo City Council that they've been under a quota to write traffic tickets, which is a violation of Florida law.

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Related Topix: Waldo, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KSFO AM 560

New Florida Rep, 23, Goes From Parents' House to State House

Boomerang kids, take heart: One of your own is making a splash in Florida politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Family, Kids

Business Journal

Fatal Landstar accident leads to $15 million verdict

In one of the largest motorcycle-accident judgments in Florida, the family of a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a truck driver operating for a Landstar System Inc. subsidiary has been awarded nearly $15 million.

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Related Topix: Landstar System, Transportation, Trucking

Miami New Times

Florida Supreme Court Will Rule on Gay Marriage

In an unusual move, the Florida Supreme Court justices today decided to rule on case involving the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to the Orlando Sentinel .

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

Broward-Palm Beach

South Florida's 10 Biggest Concerts This Fall and Winter

It's that time again! The kids are back in school, you're not allowed to wear white, the taste of pumpkin lattes lingers on your palate and stores are already getting out their Christmas decorations.

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Broward-Palm Beach

Greening Is Killing Florida Citrus -- Now's the Time to Support Your Local Growers

While Florida's top crop might be tourists slathered in sunscreen, agriculture ranks right up there, too.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Life, Fruits, Food

Cybercast News Service

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Representative James Lankford, Florida Government

KFVS12

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida Government, Florida, NY, Representative James Lankford

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