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Advocates say children’s issues missing from campaigns

October 22, 2014
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By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida children may not be able to vote for governor, but they still have a lot at stake in the race. And as the campaign hurtles to a close, advocates say they’re frustrated that the future of the state’s youngest residents hasn’t played a larger role...
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Dispute over a fan causes late start to gubernatorial debate

October 16, 2014
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Dispute over a fan causes late start to gubernatorial debate

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After tens of millions of dollars worth of television commercials and the slinging of massive amounts of mud, could the Florida gubernatorial election come down to an electric fan? In the latest strange chapter in the always-fascinating politics of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott skipped the first...
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Federal judge rejects Adrian Wyllie’s request to be included in Florida gubernatorial debates

October 15, 2014
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Federal judge rejects Adrian Wyllie’s request to be included in Florida gubernatorial debates

Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie's request for a preliminary injunction that would have forced debate organizers to include him in debates against Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist was rejected on Tuesday.
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Proponents say Amendment 1 would fund needs that cannot wait for lawmakers to get around to

October 13, 2014
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Proponents say Amendment 1 would fund needs that cannot wait for lawmakers to get around to

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Support for a ballot proposal that would set aside money for water and land conservation is so strong that many opponents are all but resigned to its passage. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t worried about its impact on Florida’s budget. The proposed constitutional amendment would...
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Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie sues to be part of gubernatorial debate

October 9, 2014
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Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie sues to be part of gubernatorial debate

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With Florida’s gubernatorial debates getting underway, Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie on Thursday filed a lawsuit to try to get included in a televised debate next week in Broward County. Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist, are scheduled to debate three...
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VIDEO: Relive the spectacle of Artlando 2014

October 9, 2014
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VIDEO: Relive the spectacle of Artlando 2014

See a lively snippet of all the arty action during a full day of creative diversions in the scenic outdoor setting of Loch Haven Park.
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Florida judge gets request to allow same-sex marriages

October 7, 2014
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Florida judge gets request to allow same-sex marriages

Attorneys for same-sex couples asked a federal judge Tuesday to move forward with ending Florida's ban on gay marriage.
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Is medical marijuana already legal in Florida? Two lawyers argue that it is.

October 6, 2014
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Is medical marijuana already legal in Florida? Two lawyers argue that it is.

  By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Jacksonville law firm has created a firestorm in the already heated debate about whether Floridians should allow doctors to order medical marijuana for sick patients. Lawyer Ian Christensen and his colleague Christopher Ralph contend that a constitutional change isn’t necessary because current state law...
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Florida’s redistricting fight headed to Supreme Court

October 1, 2014
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Florida’s redistricting fight headed to Supreme Court

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A high-stakes legal battle about the constitutionality of the state’s congressional districts should be fast-tracked to the Florida Supreme Court, a divided appeals court ruled Wednesday. Under the ruling, the 1st District Court of Appeal would not take up a challenge to districts redrawn in August...
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Florida’s water war with Georgia could be delayed

September 25, 2014
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Florida’s water war with Georgia could be delayed

A year after Florida filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running battle with Georgia over water consumption, the U.S. solicitor general has advised the high court to delay taking the case.
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