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2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Florida 2014: Different election, same old Charlie Crist

The Miami Herald reported Sunday that "switching parties is a time-honored tradition in Florida politics, but Charlie Crist is doing it at a time, at a level and in a way never before attempted." On Sunday, The Miami Herald's Steve Bousquet reported that "switching parties is a time-honored tradition in Florida politics, but Charlie Crist is doing it at a time, at a level and in a way never before attempted."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Barack Obama

4 hrs ago | CBS Local

Panthers Expanding Tracks Around Florida

State biologists are finding more panther tracks in Polk County and throughout southwest Florida. In recent years panthers have been tracked or photographed near Avon Park and Haines City, and they've been seen in developments outside Naples.

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Related Topix: Polk County, FL, Avon Park, FL, Haines City, FL

8 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Hate Florida? Retire Where You Want While Still Being Money-Smart

Planning for your retirement takes a lot of effort, with many financial considerations proving to be difficult to predict. With so many people having saved little or nothing toward their retirement, the need to find places to live that won't break the bank on a fixed income from Social Security is greater than ever.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Port St. Lucie, FL, St. Lucie, FL

13 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

50 dogs, 11 cats taken from Jacksonville house

Animal care officials confiscated 50 dogs and 11 cats from a Jacksonville woman's home after she became overwhelmed by them. Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services says 49-year-old Audrey Burch was trying to take care of unwanted animals when their numbers grew too high.

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17 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Florida GOP optimism grows as election approaches

Visiting Florida for the state Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal gave a warning that would have seemed laughable just a few months ago. "This election is too important for the people of Florida, it is too important for our country, to take this for granted," Jindal told supporters of Gov. Rick Scott's re-election who gathered outside the Grand Floridian Resort before the 2014 Victory Dinner to greet Scott, Jindal and others who arrived by bus.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

19 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

All Aboard Florida choses Siemens to build cars

A proposed private passenger rail line with plans to eventually run from Miami to Orlando has chosen a company to manufacture its passenger cars. Siemens announced this week that it has been awarded the contract to build the cars and diesel-electric locomotives for All Aboard Florida.

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Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Critical funding helps close gaps in Florida's Coast to Coast Trail

If it's a romantic, relaxed bike trip you're looking for, the Pinellas Trail might be the thing for you. Cyclists came one step closer to achieving the dream of a paved trail from the east coast of Florida to the west coast when Florida Governor Rick Scott approved $15.9 million in funding for the project known as the Coast to Coast Connector for the 2014 - 2015 fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, US Governors, Rick Scott

Mirror.co.uk

Late holiday deals: Last minute bargains for UK, European city breaks and sunshine, ski and Florida

Saving A 35 per night, the price includes full English breakfast. Book by September 20 for stays until November 2014.

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Related Topix: Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, Manchester, United Kingdom Travel

St. Petersburg Times

Doral mayor: Miss Universe Pageant coming to South Florida

Bring on the beauties. The Doral City Council is giving its stamp of approval to host the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Blow-dry bars bring style without cuts to Central Florida

A new breed of salons that don't cut hair are catching on, the blow dry bar, harkening back to 1950s. Women can go get a blow dry and share cocktails and champagne.

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Related Topix: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL

Infrastructure USA

Measuring Travel Time at Florida Freeways and Arterials

Travel time is an important performance measure used to assess the traffic operational quality of various types of highway facilities. Previous research funded by the Florida Department of Transportation on travel time reliability developed, implemented, and evaluated tools for estimating travel time reliability for freeways and arterials.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Beer: Stump Knocker Pale Ale From Swamp Head Brewing

It's #FloridaBeerFriday . Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft-beer movement of Florida.

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Related Topix: Beer

Fri Sep 12, 2014

News Max

Gov. Scott's Lead Expands Over Crist in Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has widened his lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, according to new survey results released on Friday. In a poll of 1,000 Sunshine State voters conducted by Associated Industries of Florida , Scott beats Crist by 47 percent to 41 percent, according to Political Fix Florida.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Wall Street Journal

Florida's School Choice Showdown

'There's no partisan politics about kids. It's all about doing what's right, first and foremost."

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Related Topix: Florida Government, US Governors, Charlie Crist

CBS Local

'Dolphin Tale 2' Set In Florida, Opens In Theaters

The family-friendly sequel to the 2011 "Dolphin Tale" movie is hitting theaters, and it's again inspired by the real-life rescue and rehabilitation of sea animals in Florida. Like the first movie, Winter the dolphin and her prosthetic tail figures heavily into the film - but is joined by Hope, a stray dolphin calf.

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Local10.com

5 Florida prison staff fired, accused of harming inmate

According to an arrest report, one of the officers at the Northwest Florida Reception Center in Chipley directed a "takedown" of 31-year-old prisoner Jeremiah Tatum during an escort. A video shows officers slammed Tatum face-first into the concrete while he was in leg and hand restraints.

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Related Topix: Florida Government

Examiner.com

Crucial funding awarded to projects protecting Florida's natural springs

The West Indian Manatee is a Sirenian that is only found in the western Atlantic Ocean. The subspecies that is found in Florida is known as the Florida Manatee.

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Related Topix: Florida Government, Homosassa Springs, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, Canada

Palm Beach Daily News

Weather Matters: Heavy rain, possible flooding in forecast as system heads for Florida coast

A weak area of low pressure trying to spin up in the Bahamas is drifting west and may arrive near the Palm Beach County coast Friday morning, forecasters said.

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Related Topix: Weather, Palm Beach County, FL, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Gulf Stream, FL

Patch.com

50 Dead Cats, Gun at School, Remembering 9/11

Patch operates 23 daily news sites in the state of Florida. Here is a roundup of the top headlines from Sept.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

News Max

Florida's New Insurance Sector May Be 'Accident Waiting to Happen'

As Florida seeks to revive its private home insurance market after almost a decade without a hurricane, homeowners are pouring $6 billion a year in premiums into a new generation of small, in-state insurance companies with an unproven record of withstanding a major hurricane. A consumer-oriented rating agency, Weiss Ratings, recently awarded the companies a median grade of C-minus, and even without a major storm to drive up claims, 11 of them have already failed in Florida since 2006, according to state records.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Jupiter, FL

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