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14 min ago | The Miami Herald

Florida leads nation in new job creation

WorkForce One staffer Rose Capote-Marcus works with a client, Pen Osuji, as he works on job applications at an unemployment office in Hollywood in 2012.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Scott, Bush & Martinez Want In-State Tuition Bill Passed

There is a new round of support Friday for legislation that would give a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida Government, Immigration Reform

7 hrs ago | ArkansasBusiness.com

Home BancShares Eyes Another Florida Bank, Expects More Acquisitions

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway is pursing a deal to purchase Florida Traditions Bank, which has eight branches between Orlando and Tampa, Home BancShares Chairman Johnny Allison said Thursday night at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Little Rock.

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Related Topix: Dade City, FL

11 hrs ago | Miami New Times

Florida's DUI Offenders Could Face Daily Breath Tests

If you've collected two or more DUIs in Florida, a judge can force you to install an interlock device in your car.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

NBC Miami

Food Prices Rise in South Florida

Your next trip down the grocery aisle could mean less cash in your wallet. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports food prices are on the rise.

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Related Topix: Florida International University, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The Orlando Sentinel

Drunken drivers in Florida may face daily breath tests

Judges may soon have another way to force drunken drivers to get clean and sober by making them have their breath tested twice a day instead of blowing into machines that keep their cars from starting.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 17

Two nurses were honored by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office for trying to save the life of a man who was shot in a movie theater in January.

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Related Topix: Pasco County, FL, University of Miami, West Palm Beach, FL

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Fort Myers resident wins $21,806.41 jackpot in Fantasy 5

Eleven "Fantasy 5" game players selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot worth $21,806.41 each, the Florida Lottery said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Lottery, Panama City Beach, FL, Royal Palm Beach, FL

CNN

Poll: Christie, Paul, Bush are top Republicans; Clinton still leads

A new survey indicates Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Rand Paul and former Gov. Jeb Bush would all fare about the same in a potential presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Florida Government, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Bradenton.com

Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year's legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida legislators push for millions in spending

Florida legislators with extra money to spend are trying to steer taxpayer funds to everything from gun ranges and a military museum to a course designed to teach "sexual risk avoidance."

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Miami, FL, Tax, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

NBC2 News

FMPD investigating fatal shooting on Monte Vista St.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also on scene processing the scene because Fort Myers Police resources are still at another shooting scene in Fort Myers from earlier Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

44 arrested in Lake Sheriff's Office sex sting

Sheriff Gary Borders, below, this week announced the results of a three-day undercover sting targeting people involved in prostitution in Lake.

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Miami New Times

Amazon Will Start Charging Florida Sales Tax on May 1

We're sure that after yesterday the last thing you want to hear about is more taxes.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Ruskin, FL, Lakeland, FL, Polk County, FL

Examiner.com

Florida Lighthouse Day

Pensacola Lighthouse is known for being haunted, but it's also known for having one of the best views around after climbing the 177 steps.

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Related Topix: Ponce Inlet, FL, New Smyrna Beach, FL

KNUS-AM Aurora

Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees

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Related Topix: Pensacola, FL, Life, Fruits, Food, Escambia County, FL, Weather

WFTV Orlando

Cops: Mom on crack-cocaine binge gives birth in motel bathtub

An infant is in critical condition days after his mother said she gave birth in a Florida motel bathtub while on a crack-cocaine binge.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

The Miami Herald

Freeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees

From airports to hotels to schools and churches, non-native palm and fruit trees are a popular and costly part of landscaping throughout Florida's Panhandle.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Escambia County, FL, Pensacola, FL, Weather, Home Gardening, Home

Capital Soup

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade staff member Olga Connor...

The Florida Department of Health congratulates Olga Connor, director of Communication and Legislative Affairs, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, as the 2014 Sherman Winn "I Care" award winner at this year's Miami-Dade County Days.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL, Florida International University

Orlando Weekly

Will Florida's impending water crisis be addressed by state Legislature?

By the time the 2014 legislative session ends on May 2, the House and Senate will have looked at nearly 1,000 bills each.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

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