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State parks closed

October 7, 2017

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announces the closure of 18 state parks in Northwest Florida due to imminent weather conditions including strong winds and rain. The following state parks were closed Friday  at 5 p.m.:…

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Gaetz responds: No ‘Oops’ here

September 27, 2017

Congressman Matt Gaetz responded on Twitter: Rick – No “oops” here. I acknowledge this. We need to close the loophole permanently and make it law. Proof here:” His communications director, Kavontae Smalls, followed up with this…

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Gaetz tries to tackle NFL

September 27, 2017

Rep. Matt Gaetz has a plan to help President Donald Trump punish NFL that allow their players to protest during the singing of the National Anthem—tax away the league’s tax exemption. He is the lead sponsor…

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State’s tab for Irma already mounting

September 15, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida has preliminarily outlined more than $273 million in Hurricane Irma costs for federal reimbursement, with the money primarily used for storm preparation and debris removal. The projection…