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State & National News

New Florida laws become effective Oct. 1

September 26, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps,…

Politics State & National News

Rubio opening lead in Senate race

September 9, 2016

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Backed by growing support from independent voters, Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has opened a seven-point lead over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy, according to a poll released Friday…

Business State & National News

Ft. Pickens area closed

September 1, 2016

Gulf Islands National Seashore announced today the closure of Fort Pickens Area in Florida, in anticipation of intense wind and rain that will cause flooding of the roads throughout the area. The forecasted wind and rain…