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3 min ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Slow release of oil spill funds frustrates Florida

The Obama administration isn't moving fast enough to release hundreds of millions of dollars slated to help the Gulf Coast recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Florida officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Oil Spill, Boat Disaster, US Coast Guard, US Military

4 hrs ago | WBZT-AM West Palm Beach

LISTEN: All Aboard Florida's President, C.O.O. Talks About WPB Station & Opposition

Don Robinson is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the high speed rail line planned to run from Miami to Orlando, with stops in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.


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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Here's a guide to Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday

It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers.


Related Topix: Computers, Seminole County, FL, University of Florida

Bellingham Herald

Florida wants federal help to combat climate change

Kristin Jacobs, a Democrat, is also a member of President Barack Obama's task force on climate change, which recently offered a range of steps federal officials could take to reduce carbon pollution and mitigate the impacts of climate change.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Environment, Science, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Energy

San Jose Mercury News

Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

This Sunday, July 27, 2014, photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office shows emergency personnel at the scene of a small plane crash in Caspersen Beach in Venice, Fla.


Related Topix: Sarasota County, FL, Air Accidents, Venice, FL

Florida Medical Assoc. supports Medicaid expansion

The organization passed a resolution saying it will publicly support Medicaid expansion and accept nearly $50 billion in federal funds over 10 years, but only if expansion safeguards access to patient care and increases Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

The News Tribune

Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

Crayola Experience Orlando will feature 25 hands-on activities in 70,000 square feet of space.


Related Topix: Family, Kids

WCTV Tallahassee

Parents Arrested after Toddler Dies from Burns

The parents of a Panhandle 2-year-old have been charged with negligent manslaughter after their toddler died from untreated burns.


Related Topix: Florida Government

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida voters approve of medical marijuana

Florida voters approve of medical marijuana Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalized medical marijuana according to a Quinnipiac University poll.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, World News, Colombia, Germany

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Business Journal

TaxWatch: 2014 legislation to reduce state revenue by $557.6M

An evaluation of all the bills passed by the 2014 Florida Legislature shows the state will see a revenue reduction of $557.6 million in the current fiscal year.


Related Topix: Florida Government

ABC Action News

Poll: Florida strongly supports medical pot

The poll is very good news for backers of an amendment on the November ballot legalizing medical pot, but the anti-drug forces aren't giving up.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Drugs, Marijuana

Washington Examiner

Could Ron Paul help Florida's GOP governor in his re-election bid?

A libertarian running for governor in Florida is looking to capitalize on the vestiges of Ron Paul 's two presidential bids -- and that tactic might actually be working.


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Florida Government, 9, Charlie Crist, US Governors

Second Florida Same-sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

A Florida judge on Friday [July 25] overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.


Related Topix: Florida Government, Miami Dade County, FL, Gay/Lesbian, Miami, FL, US News, US Supreme Court


Some Florida doctors decline to accept Obamacare

Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan from Humana, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, and received a membership card in time for her coverage to kick in on May 1. But instead of being able to pick a primary care physician to coordinate her health care, Childe says she repeatedly ran into closed doors from South Florida doctors who are ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Health Insurance, Health, Hallandale, FL

Florida Baptist Witness

Pastors plead for spiritual renewal, repentance among Florida Baptists

Seeking to fill a spiritual hunger, 234 Florida Baptist pastors and ministers fell on their knees to pray for personal renewal, family, churches and others, as well as revival in the state and nation, when they gathered in pastor-led prayer meetings held across the state in May and June.


Related Topix: Pensacola, FL, Chipley, FL, Boca Raton, FL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Fox News

Father killed, daughter injured when small plane crash-lands on Florida beach

July 27, 2014: This photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office shows emergency personnel at the scene of a small plane crash in Caspersen Beach in Venice, Fla.


Related Topix: Air Accidents, Sarasota County, FL, Boat Disaster, Venice, FL

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic University will soon open as Florida's 12th state university and will be the only one dedicated almost exclusively to producing science, technology, engineering and math degrees.


Related Topix: University, FL, Lakeland, FL


Florida Tourism Officials Want to Be Prepared if Same-Sex Marriage Given OK

Souther Florida already does a ton of business with the LGBT traveler, so it knows what could happen to its weddings business if the same-sex marriage floodgates opened.


Related Topix: Wedding, Palm Beach County, FL, Broward County, FL, Marketing, Fort Lauderdale, FL

CBS Local

Cuban Ballet Master Gives Classes In U.S.

A teacher with the National Ballet School of Cuba credited with launching the careers of some of the island's most famous dancers is giving classes in Florida.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

CBS Local

Florida Man Convicted In Case Of Terror Group Travel

A South Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison for lying to FBI agents about his attempts to travel to Africa to join a violent terrorist organization.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison


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