FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
Jacksonville.com: Universities, public, don’t want guns on campuses
Seven out of every 10 Florida residents are against allowing concealed weapons on college campuses.
Miami Herald: Fantasy sports sites facing civil suits amid cheating claims
Customers of the two biggest daily fantasy sports websites have filed at least four lawsuits against the sites in recent days, following cheating allegations and a probe into the largely-unregulated multi-billion dollar industry.
HUFF Post, Denver: Florida’s Upcoming Bear Hunt: A Tragic Failure to Apply Solid Science, Public Opinion, and Compassionate Conservation
…there is no science to support the proposition that a large-scale slaughter of black bears will have any effect on the occurrence of human-bear conflicts.
Washington Times: In God Florida sheriff trusts in face of atheists’ bumper sticker lawsuit
Despite renewed demands from the Freedom FromReligion Foundation, Bay County SheriffFrank McKeithen still has no plans to remove “In God We Trust” bumper stickers from his patrol cars or to pull videos with religious content from his office’s website.
SPACE.com: Tracking Down Rare NASA Photos Hidden from Public View
John Bisney, a space journalist, is co-author with J.L. Pickering of “Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini” and “Moonshots and Snapshots of Project Apollo” (University of New Mexico Press, 2015), a history of the first 15 years of the U.S. manned spaceflight program told through hundreds of rarely-seen or newly-published photographs.
CBS Miami: Scott, Legislative Leaders Keep Views Holstered On Gun Bills
Owners with concealed-weapons permits could legally bring their sidearms onto college campuses or into legislative meetings — or wear them openly in public — under proposals now pending before state lawmakers.
TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT: City manager reflects on her tenure
Favors Thompson announced late Wednesday night in a letter to commissioners and city leadership that her last day will be Nov. 20, putting an end to more than 18 years as the city’s top appointed official.
My Panhandle: Are minimum wage hikes to blame for falling profits?
Major retailers and restaurant chains, which employ many minimum wage workers, say their profits are getting pinched by all the minimum wage increases across the United States.
Sun Sentinel: South Floridians hit harder by freeze on Social Security payments
Many of South Florida’s retirees face tighter finances next year with no increase in Social Security payments.
Orlando Sentinel: Obama’s tank take-back ticks off some Florida law officers
Florida lawmen must turn in their tanks. And some Central Florida sheriffs are mighty ticked about it.
Orlando Sentinel: Florida prison deaths spark call for federal probe
In a letter to Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, the group cited a list of suspected criminal and civil rights violations against prisoners, including: torture and death by starvation, excessive use of force, medical neglect, misuse of solitary confinement, suicide, sexual assault and death and torture by scalding.
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