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Florida GI BIll, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Florida Laws July 1

By Jim Turner THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills…

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DCF has its own secret list, involves child deaths

By Marge Menzel, The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, June 24, 2014……….As the Florida Department of Children and Families rolls out a new…

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Posted in State & National News Veterans

Scott Signs Law To Place Pow-Mia Chair In Capitol

An empty chair, set up to honor people who have been prisoners of war or remain missing in action, will be the latest feature of…

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Charlotte’s Web bill signed into law

Ryan Wiggins just texted me that Governor Rick Scott has signed into law the “Charlotte’s Web” bill that legalizes a special strain of cannabis that…

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U.S Chemical Safety Board: faulty blowout preventer caused Deepwater Horizon blast, leaves other rigs vulnerable (animation)

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has found that the Deepwater Horizon explosion was due to a Blowout Preventer that failed due to an unrecognized pipe…

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Both Sides Confident As Redistricting Trial Ends

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service Of Florida A historic challenge to the congressional districts drawn by state lawmakers two years ago is now in…

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Former Blue Angels commanding officer reprimanded

U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs has issued an press release on the outcome of the Navy’s investigation of a former commanding officer of the Blue…

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Gaetz touts FY 2014-15 state budget

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the state’s FY 2014-2015 budget which makes substantial investments in Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington…

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Summer BreakSpot offers free food to children in Pensacola and across Florida

Last summer, we wrote about the thousands of children in Escambia County who left without daily meals once their schools shut down for the summer…

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