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Judge strikes down Congressional Map

July 11, 2014

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a highly anticipated ruling, a Leon County judge struck down a map of the state’s congressional districts drawn by the Legislature in 2012, potentially throwing the political…

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Scott earns NRA love

July 10, 2014

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott appears nearly bulletproof right now in the eyes of the National Rifle Association. That assessment of Scott comes as the NRA notes that more pro-gun…

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Public employees fired over Facebook comments

July 9, 2014

The Sun-Sentinel reports today that two Broward County assistant public defenders were fired yesterday for Facebook comments calling Palestinians “cockroaches” and “filthy swine.” The newspaper had published last week an article on the comments posted by…

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Candidate’s qualifying check bounced

July 3, 2014

South Florida Democratic Rep. David Richardson no longer has an opponent for his District 113 seat. The state Division of Elections on Wednesday disqualified Richardson’s challenger, Miami Beach Republican Laura Rivero Levey. “She has been disqualified…

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Viewpoint: A long time coming

July 1, 2014

By Michelle Wilson, Executive Director Florida Commission on Human Relations On July 2, 2014, the Florida Commission on Human Relations will join the State of Florida and the rest of the nation in recognizing the signing…