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Signatures piling up for pot initiative

Racing to try to get on the November 2020 ballot, a political committee backing a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana had submitted more…

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Yovanovitch testimony shows diplomat undermined by business interests

I spent my afternoon reading the testimony of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. It details a public servant being undermined by an attorney and…

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Questions remain after felons’ rights ruling

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee has sent a memo to county elections supervisors with…

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Gaetz again attempts to derail impeachment process

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Ft. Walton Beach) last week tired a sit-in to derail the depositions regarding President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Today, he has filed…

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Former U.S. attorney for our area to head First Amendment group

Former U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh will become president of the First Amendment Foundation on Dec. 1, the open-government advocacy group announced Friday. Marsh, who served…

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Nobody wants Mike Hill to sponsor their local bills

No one wants State Rep. Mike Hill to sponsor any local bills for appropriations–another sign of how ineffective the District 1 Republican is in Tallahassee….

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Poll: Florida Panhandle against impeachment

Fox News last week released a national poll that showed more than half of the country believed President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed…

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Gaetz: Can the Gulf Coast triumph? Yes

Viewpoint BY DON GAETZ Northwest Florida has taken it hard in the gut from the forces of nature and the folly of man. The Deepwater…

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Next Florida House Speakers ready to tackle spending, climate change

TALLAHASSEE — Moments after he was formally elected Tuesday to serve as Florida’s next House speaker, Palm Harbor Republican Chris Sprowls waded into issues such…

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