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The Boston Globe: Mass. agencies often limit access to records

Thomas Workman, a Taunton attorney who frequently testifies as an expert witness in drunken driving cases, has spent years gathering data on the accuracy of Breathalyzer machines across the country.

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Tallahassee Democrat: Mangum touts increase in giving, learning culture in evaluation

The appearance of Mangum seated before the House Agriculture Committee, soon spread on social media. FAMU supporters were eager to see their university in the national spotlight.

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Orlando Sentinel: Region’s children face daunting waits for early education

In densely populated Orange County, the waiting list for federally funded Head Start and Early Head Start programs and state-subsidized school-readiness child care hovers between 6,000 and 8,000 names.

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The Columbus Dispatch: Uber concept drives debate for candidates

After upending the U.S. taxi industry and ushering in a new era in the on-demand economy, Uber, the ride-hail service, is now roiling the campaign for the White House — becoming an unexpected proxy in the emerging debate between the left and right

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Bradenton Herald: Manatee County employee pay lags behind other counties

Manatee County’s average weekly salary of $880 for approximately 1,700 employees lags neighboring county pay levels. The average annual salary for a Manatee County worker is $45,760.

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Detroit Free Press:  Is a college degree a lost cause these days?

Gov. Rick Snyder has spent his first five years in office campaigning for a better “alignment” between what Michigan’s employers need and what its colleges and universities are providing.

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Longview News Journal: Lawmakers back company behind Gulf leak

Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, called it unacceptable that oil is still leaking … vital information from the public about the leak’s extent and potential …

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Miami Herald: Miami-Dade is key to top candidates’ fundraising

Former Gov. Bush, whose onetime aides, advisers and operatives dominate the lobbying corps centered in the Florida capital, outraised former House Speaker Rubio by 15-to-1, more than $198,000 to nearly $13,000, according to an analysis by the Tampa Bay Times.

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South Florida Business Journal: Broward lands Chiquita headquarters in DCOTA after 10-year courtship

On July 16, Chiquita Brands International said it would move its headquarters from Charlotte, North Carolina to Broward County and relocate its Fresh Express division to the Orlando area.

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WSVN:  Florida governor orders Guard recruiters to work from armory

Gov. Rick Scott ordered Florida National Guard recruiters on Saturday to work from nearby armories after attacks in Tennessee earlier this week killed four Marines and a sailor.

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North Escambia.com:  Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Redistricting, Elections Heat Up

In Tallahassee, summer also means a slowdown in the pace of life, including a respite from lawmakers, fewer cars on the road, open barstools and even more talk than usual about Florida State University football.

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Sun Sentinel: Retail chains from Puerto Rico push into Florida

As Puerto Rico’s economy and finances struggle, many retailers from the island are opting to set up stores in Florida to grow their businesses.

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Bradenton Herald: Florida says privatizing Medicaid cut costs, but insurers say they’re underpaid by state

A few months into their five-year contracts, Florida’s Medicaid HMOs began to bleed money, said Audrey Brown, president of the Florida Association of Health Plans. Medicaid HMOs lost $542.9 million through December and another $50 million through March, according to unaudited financial reports.

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Bradenton Herald: Florida pols claim legislative ‘paralysis’ over redistricting requirement

Florida’s redistricting dilemma grew more complicated Friday as members of the state’s congressional delegation asked for …

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New York Times: Florida doctor busted taking upskirt cellphone videos at supermarket, admits to cops: ‘He had a problem’ (VIDEO)

The store manager caught the spying creep in the act Thursday after a female customer alerted employees at the Publix Grocery Store in Groveland, just west of Orlando.

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North Escambia.com: Florida Quietly Ends Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office filed a two-paragraph motion for dismissal in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to an online docket.

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Jacksonville.co: State Rep. Janet Adkins announces run for Nassau County schools superintendent

“I am running as a conservative Republican for Nassau County Superintendent of Schools because I believe education is at a crossroads, and now is the time for change and reform,”

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