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Friday 09/22/2017
Hurricanes Drive Up Gas Prices

Gas prices in Florida have hit a three-year high after the combination of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.   

Posted: September 22, 2017
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Ag Industry Gets Aid After Irma

   By the numbers of cars parked along 288th Street and 187th Avenue it was easy to deduce that there would be standing room only inside the Ag Extension Center.  Squeezing inside, I found myself sandwiched along the side wall.  In front stood Teresa Olczyk, Charles La Pradd and Commissioner Daniella Levine-Cava who are fighting like the Three Musketeers for the welfare of our citizens.

Posted: September 22, 2017
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Thursday 09/14/2017
Scott Order Freeze on Insurance Rate Hikes

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered the state's top insurance regulator to "freeze any and all efforts" to increase property-insurance rates as homeowners and businesses recover from Hurricane Irma.

Posted: September 14, 2017
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Friday 09/08/2017
Protecting Turkey Point during Hurricane

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched additional inspectors to the Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami and the St. Lucie nuclear plant on the east coast of Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma.

Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:39 pm
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Florida Braces for Irma

Homestead Declares State of Emergency, evacuations ordered for the Keys.

Posted: September 08, 2017
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Thursday 09/07/2017
Hurricane Price Gouging Hotline

Floridians bracing for the pounding winds and rains of powerful Hurricane Irma are complaining at a historic clip about price gouging and shortages of fuel, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday.

Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:42 pm
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State of Florida Emergency Information Hotline is 1-800-342-3557.


Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:42 pm
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Friday 09/01/2017
Florida Education Approach a ‘Role Model’ says Devos

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a supporter of voucher programs and charter schools, visited two Tallahassee schools, one a private religious school, the other a charter, for what she called a "learning" experience on Tuesday. Democrats called the visit, which didn't include traditional public schools, a "photo op" and "publicity stunt."

Posted: September 01, 2017
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Friday 08/11/2017
Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Robert Chaplin is a frequent contributor to the News Leader.

Posted: August 11, 2017
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Friday 08/04/2017
Water Management District Signs Off on Rail Permit

After an administrative law judge rejected a legal challenge, the St. Johns River Water Management District has approved a permit for a passenger-rail system that is planned to eventually link Miami and Orlando.   

Posted: August 04, 2017
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Thursday 08/03/2017
State Offers Tax ‘Holiday’ for Back-To-School Shoppers

With computers returned to the discount list, Florida retailers are readying for back-to-school shoppers this weekend during the state's sales-tax "holiday."  

Posted: August 03, 2017
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Friday 07/14/2017
Court Clears Way for Challenge to Water Standards

Nearly a year after a state regulatory commission approved controversial new water-quality standards, an appeals court Tuesday ruled that a pulp-and-paper industry group should be able to challenge the measures.

Updated: July 14, 2017 - 1:44 pm
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Crime Rings Stealing Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Garmin Electronics

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) said today crime rings responsible for stealing boats, Yamaha outboard engines, Garmin electronics, and other expensive navigation units along the East Coast's I-95 corridor have moved across the country. Largely striking boat dealerships and boat-storage facilities, the thieves are getting the attention of a new intelligence working group made up of local, state and federal law enforcement officials as well as certified marine investigators who urge recreational boaters to be vigilant.

Updated: July 14, 2017 - 1:45 pm
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Judge Issues Ruling That Games Are Slot Machines

Posted: July 14, 2017
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Raschein Python Hunts in the Everglades

State Rep. Holly Raschein took part in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Python Elimination Program on Monday, July 10.

Posted: July 14, 2017
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Monday 07/03/2017
Rainy Season Douses Fiery Florida

By Jim Turner

Posted: July 03, 2017
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Friday 06/23/2017
Homestead Receives Funding for New Sickle Cell Research Clinic

   Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III hosted a  press conference on Monday, to announce that the City of Homestead has received state funding for a new Sickle Cell Disease Research Clinic. 

Updated: June 23, 2017 - 11:35 am
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HURRICANE GUIDE - Get Ready Now for Hurricane Season

Florida Power & Light (FPL) continues to upgrade its system as part of its ongoing work to strengthen the power grid and improve service reliability. Company investments, which include strengthening power lines and power poles, trimming trees around power lines and installing smart grid technology, help make the grid more reliable day-to-day and more storm-resilient.

Posted: June 23, 2017
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Homestead Receives Funding for New Sickle Cell Clinic

   Councilman Jimmie L. Williams, III hosted a  press conference on Monday, to announce that the City of Homestead has received state funding for a new Sickle Cell Disease Research Clinic. 

Updated: July 03, 2017 - 11:05 am
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Saturday 06/03/2017
Three Florida Ports Get Funding for Projects

News Service of Florida

Posted: June 03, 2017
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