FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
Herald Tribune: Mr. Weatherford’s wall
The Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index, as reported in Wednesday’s Herald-Tribune, found that the percentage of uninsured Floridians has declined by 3.2 percent since last December.
News Journal: Low turnout at debate sheds light on issue in education
Tallahassee Democrat: Newcomer Grice-Walker challenging Rehwinkel Vasilinda
An elementary school teacher is looking to unseat a three-term House of Representatives member to represent Leon County’s District 9.
Sun Sentinel: Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres
Tugging at their heartstrings is Nan Rich, a lifelong Democrat and champion of just about every issue important to party members — even when it wasn’t politically advantageous or popular.
WTSP: Sheriff settles with wrongly arrested woman
A Louisiana mother who was wrongly arrested twice in northeast Florida has settled a lawsuit with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for $67,000.
Miami Herald: With Miami-Dade police cadets facing layoffs, a top administrator urges: ‘Fight for them!’
With layoffs looming at the county’s police agency, the class of 47 recruits sworn in as officers this week are officially on the chopping block. Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s budget calls for their positions to be eliminated once the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
Miami Herald: Gov. Rick Scott affirms support for Medicaid expansion but sticks to pro-business principles on health policy
Rick Scott swept into the governor’s mansion fueled by his scorn for President Barack Obama’s health reform law. So, when Scott announced last year that he supported expanding Medicaid — a centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act — the nation was amazed.
National Travelers: Biscayne National Park Rangers Go Wireless To Track Crime
Call it a sign of the times. Law enforcement rangers atBiscayne National Park in Florida have gone wireless with their computer systems in an effort to better track crime, and criminals, in the park.
Sun Sentinel: County to pay $55K to victim of chair
Ford was hurt and required back surgery. Her attorney, Joseph North of Fort Myers, argued that the county should have known the chair was “unsafe, hazardous, and dangerous.”
Huffington Post: An Open Letter to Whoopi Goldberg and ‘The View’ Regarding Teacher Tenure
I am writing you today to shed some light on teacher “tenure,” better described as due process. Your comments over the past week regarding teacher tenure have created much controversy across this nation, but more than that, your words were perceived as an attack on teachers. I personally would like to think that you do value and support the teachers who are working so hard,
Town Hall: See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist
For a year, The Associated Press has tracked the movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates. The latest presidential prep checklist:
Raw Story: Tuberculosis kills 3 in Atlanta homeless shelters
The outbreak has infected 47 people, including two volunteers, linked to four shelters in Atlanta’s Fulton County, said Nancy Nydam, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Public Health.
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