In The News Today – October 14, 2015

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CBS:  Democratic debate: Hillary Clinton attacks Bernie Sanders on gun control

With the specter of this month’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college still hanging over the country, presidential contenders took on the politically charged topic of gun control during Tuesday’s first Democratic primary debate.

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Tampa Biz Journal:Researchers’ surprising findings about STEM jobs in Florida, and where Tampa stands in the mix

Florida’s STEM employment growth has not kept pace with non-STEM job creation, according to a newly released report

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Palm Beach Post: Ohio transit chief, a Miami native, pegged to run Palm Tran

The vice president of operations at the Columbus, Ohio, area’s Central Ohio Transit Authority has been proposed to Palm Beach County commissioners as the new executive director of Palm Tran, the county’s public bus system.

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Florida Today: Port Canaveral hires search firm to find new CEO

Port Canaveral commissioners on Tuesday agreed to hire an executive search firm at a cost of more than $83,000 to help the port find a new chief executive officer.

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Advocate.com: TSA Says It Will Stop Calling Trans Bodies ‘Anomalies’

In an exclusive conversation with The Advocate, Transportation Security Administration officials contend that they are working diligently with trans advocacy groups to improve training and standard protocol for agents who encounter transgender passengers.

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NY POST: Small plane crashes into Florida trailer park

A small plane plunged into a Florida mobile home park, churning up flames and a column of black smoke, and authorities said they rushed to check for an “unknown number of victims” in the chaotic aftermath.

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New Times: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FLORIDA’S SOLAR AMENDMENTS

There’s a fierce battle being waged in Florida over access to one of our state’s greatest resources: the sun. With the effects of climate change ever more obvious, solar is a scorching hot policy topic, and we’re seeing a lot of activity around two competing solar ballot initiatives in Florida — one backed by solar advocates and the other by utility companies.

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NWF Daily: Scott warns of complacency with Florida’s economy

In the four years and eight months he has been in office, Florida has added 940,000 private sector jobs, cut taxes on 50 occasions and eliminated 3,200 regulations. However, comparing the state to a business that does gangbusters and then falls off, Scott said there’s no guarantee that Florida’s growth will continue.

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