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Orlando Sentinel: Orlando emerges as second home for Florida State football
TALLAHASSEE — Florida State linebacker Ro’Derrick Hoskins often made the short trip to the Orlando Citrus Bowl when he was in high school.
CNN: Florida firefighters rescue ‘Smokey Junior’ from brush fire
(CNN)A baby bear was rescued during a brush fire in Florida on Thursday.
ABC: Street Drug Flakka Ravaged South Florida, Then Disappeared
A year after it ravaged South Florida, flakka — the synthetic street drug known for causing psychotic outbursts — is virtually gone. The deaths. The hallucinating users. The arrests. All of it.
Florida Times Union: Florida gets ‘F’ in new school funding report
The Education Law Center compared equity in school funding for all 50 states in a study called “Is School Funding Fair? America’s Most Fiscally Disadvantaged School Districts.” The center is a left-leaning, Pennsylvania-based organization that researches public school funding around the country.
ABC: National Group Launches Voter-Registration Drive in Florida
The nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization has launched a major voter-registration drive in the battleground state of Florida to identify and sign up hundreds of thousands of potential Hispanic voters.
CBS: Florida woman explains smackdown of Gov. Rick Scott
A Florida woman who was caught on camera Tuesday blasting Gov. Rick Scott at a Starbucks in Gainesville for cutting Medicaid and signing a bill to defund clinics like Planned Parenthood, is now responding to the viral video that garnered her national attention.
South Florida Business Journal: Florida tops nation for growth in women-owned business
There’s something about the Sunshine State that clicks with women-owned businesses. A new study from American Express reaffirms Florida’s No. 1 rank in the country for growth in the number of women-owned businesses between 2002 and 2016.
Bradenton Herald: River of Grass: Gov. Scott signs Legacy Florida bill
TALLAHASSEE — Florida is setting up a dedicated funding source for the Everglades.
POLITICO: Bondi told by press staff to profess ignorance on gun bills
TALLAHASSEE — On New Year’s Eve, 2015, as the capital was buzzing over two gun-related bills ahead of the 2016 session, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was given a press briefing, entitled “Hot Topics,” in which she was told to tell reporters who asked her about the bills that “I have not seen the upcoming Florida gun legislation.”
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