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17 min ago | WHDH

US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

17 min ago | CBS Local

Florida To Receive $1 Billion From Bank Of America Settlement

A massive settlement between Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice will provide about $1 billion in assistance to thousands of Floridians.


Related Topix: Florida Government, US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Man Accused Of Leaving Three Children In Car Whiling Getting Drunk Inside Bar Arrested

Police say a Florida man is accused of leaving his three children in a car for hours outside a bar while he got drunk inside.


4 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Tampa

Rick Scott says he'll spend more money on per student spending than anyone ever has in Florida

To paraphrase a hackneyed John McCain phrase, Rick Scott has been spending more money than a drunken sailor on the 2014 campaign trail, and he made his boldest funding proposal of the campaign this morning, announcing an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, John McCain, US News, Charlie Crist

7 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Weather system in Atlantic could trek toward Florida



Related Topix: Cocoa Beach, FL

11 hrs ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Florida Couple Accused of Child Neglect

A man and woman from central Florida are accused of child neglect after a child was found sleeping in their vehicle while they shopped at a Kohl's department store.


Related Topix: Kohls, Retail, KSS Retail

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Washington Times

Florida police department to use body-mounted cameras

Police in Sarasota , Florida, will begin wearing body-mounted cameras later this year in an effort to increase accountability among officers and residents.


Related Topix: US News

Boing Boing

Florida anti-pot leader: weed is a date rape drug and will make you gay and vulnerable to AIDS

A vast majority of Floridians, including Republicans, are in favor of medical marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, Florida Government, Marijuana

Click Orlando

Woman wins $4.3M in texting-driving case

A Florida woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a man who was texting while driving has won a $4.3 million lawsuit.


Navy Times

Potential GOP candidates use beheading to hammer Obama over IS

Republicans are using the beheading of an American journalist in Syria to mount new attacks on President Barack Obama, urging him to get tougher on a radical Sunni group.


Related Topix: US News, Journalism, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Iraq, World News, Middle East

St. Petersburg Times

Florida prisons boss, under fire over shower death, announces changes

Florida's Department of Corrections, embarrassed by reports of a mentally ill inmate killed by guards - allegedly when they locked him in a brutally hot shower and left him - says it is instituting a series of system-wide reforms.


Related Topix: Florida Government

News Talk Florida

Florida: 5 Things To Know For August 20

A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Ocala, FL, Live Oak, FL, St Lucie County, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

New map for Congress goes before Florida judge

A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature.


Related Topix: US News, Florida Government

The Island Packet

Taking in stray dog led to quite a surprise

The story making the rounds several weeks ago about the aged Labrador retriever that had been adopted from a pound, returned and then readopted, caught my attention.


Tue Aug 19, 2014


Who's eligible to get health insurance in Florida before Nov?

More than 200,000 Floridians may be eligible to sign up for health insurance under President Obama's Affordable Care Act soon even though enrollment doesn't officially start until November.


Related Topix: Florida Government

Business Journal

Less than half of South Florida IT jobs filled locally

South Florida companies have to search outside the area to fill more than half of their open information technology positions, according to research from Maryland-based IT firm TEKsystems .


California environmentalist shakes up Florida race

Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer has put both Scott and the Florida Republican Party on the defensive, prompting them to hit back with their own ads attacking Steyer as a hypocrite.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Business Journal

Florida could see major economic upside from same-sex marriages, study shows

Wedding bells at same-sex marriages could be music to the ears of Florida's tourism industry and cash-strapped governments.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Wedding

Capital Soup

Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism on Pace for Another Record Year

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA's preliminary estimates* 24.0 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2014 , an increase of 3.0 percent over the same period in 2013.


Related Topix: Florida Government, US Governors, Rick Scott

The Florida Times-Union

The Atlantic essay accuses Florida Coastal School of Law of...

Florida Coastal School of Law is accepting too many students, saddling them with too much debt but not enough jobs, argued a scathing essay published last week in The Atlantic magazine.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, University of Florida, Florida State University


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