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Casino opponents get big ally: Disney

Casino opponents get big ally: Disney

Walt Disney World, the giant resort near Orlando whose four theme parks draw more than 45 million visitors a year, has made preventing "destination" casinos a top priority. And few, if any, businesses carry as much weight in Florida as Disney, which employs more than 60,000 workers, generates [...]

Florida TaxWatch finds millions in healthcare savings

Florida TaxWatch finds millions in healthcare savings

Press Release: Florida has the potential to save millions in healthcare costs annually while maintaining high-quality healthcare delivery by removing administrative and legislative barriers for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) and Physicians Assistants (PAs), a new Florida TaxWatch [...]

Personhood: Pandora’s Box

Mississippi's Personhood Initiative is short: "Should the term 'person' be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof?" Legal and medical experts say the vague language could lead to chaos for women and families.... From Jackson Free [...]

Occupy stories from around the country

Occupy stories from around the country

We published our Occupy story today. What are other alt-weeklies reporting? Occupy Checkbook Why is the city of Sacramento spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to crack down and prosecute nonviolent protesters?... From Sacramento News & Review. Occupy San Antonio Prepares for the Long [...]

Two different approaches to TV news

Two different approaches to TV news

WEAR TV 3 and FOX 10 both covered Operation Anything for a Buck. Which segment tells you more about the operation that netted 75 indictments and 270 illegal [...]

Which 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Have the Largest Digital Footprints?

Which 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Have the Largest Digital Footprints?

In an update of their ongoing survey of the full range of GOP presidential candidates – possible, presumed, withdrawn, speculated, and fully announced and running alike – to measure their prominences and impacts here in cyberspace, and rank them according to their PeekScores, the biggest [...]

COLA for Veterans Sent to the President

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by the 2012 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for veterans receiving compensation for service-connected disabilities. The COLA also affects the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation of veterans who died as a result of service. Although [...]

Hilary has higher favorable rating than Rubio or Jeb

Hilary Clinton could be President Barrack Obama's ticket to winning Florida in 2012. She has a higher favorable rating than U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R) or even former Gov. Jeb Bush, according to a new poll by Suffolk University. Favorable Rating Hilary Clinton: 64% Jeb Bush: 51% Charlie Crist: [...]

Military think tank wants U.S. to cut foreign oil usage

Just as our lawmakers - State. Sen. Greg Evers and Rep. Matt Gaetz - want to return to the good old days of straight gasoline and do away with gasohol, fuel containing 10 percent ethanol. An influential military thinktank is urging the U.S. to cut its oil use by 30 percent over the next decade, as [...]

Afghanistan casualties: Military forces and civilians (Sept. 30)

The following tables present data on U.S. military casualties in Operation Enduring Freedom, deaths of coalition partners in Afghanistan, and Afghan casualties, respectively. Table 1. Operation Enduring Freedom, U.S. Fatalities and Wounded (as of September 29, 2011, 10 a.m. EDT from October 7, [...]

Conservative group says Cain’s sex escapades no worse than Bill Clinton’s

Whenever in doubt, conservative think tanks reach back to bash Bill Clinton when one of their own is under fire. The logic is "yes, our guy may have done wrong, but Bill Clinton was worse." The Conservative media "watch dog" Media Research Center writes, "The three networks have aggressively [...]

Evers, Gaetz want to rid fuel of ethanol

Evers, Gaetz want to rid fuel of ethanol

Fuels with ethanol burn cleaner and help reduce dependency on fossil fuels by 10 percent. State Sen. Greg Evers and Rep. Matt Gaetz want to put an end to the mandatory requirement that all gasoline sold at the pumps has at least nine to 10 percent ethanol. The question is who are they serving [...]

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