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Still sick, still poor: New study shows Orange County with minimal access to paid sick days

August 20, 2014
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Still sick, still poor: New study shows Orange County with minimal access to paid sick days

Today, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a study specifically focusing on the access to paid sick days for residents of Orange County, something that by now you’re certainly aware has been a bone of contention over the last two years. Seeing as we’re in early voting for the Aug. 26 primary, and...
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Journalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS; former UCF student could be next

August 20, 2014
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Journalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS; former UCF student could be next

This morning, the confusion and horror of the purported ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley, who was abducted while on assignment nearly two years ago in Syria, continued to linger in the air, though the video of purporting to so said incident was removed from YouTube. (Gawker appears to have it archived here, though...
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Liveblogging this afternoon’s Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting: the punitive edition

August 19, 2014
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Liveblogging this afternoon’s Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting: the punitive edition

Good day! Pull up a magical chair, won’t you? Things are probably going to take awhile this afternoon, when, as promised, your stars of the Orange County Board of County Commission featuring Mayor Teresa Jacobs will resurrect the idea that constitutional offices within the county should be nonpartisan, term-limited, in-county positions, or something. Basically,...
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Pam Bondi is now a quirky rock song

August 19, 2014
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Pam Bondi is now a quirky rock song

Thanks to our friends at Broward-Palm Beach New Times, we now know that Attorney General Pam Bondi, last seen begging the court system to slow the fuck down because all this gay marriage noise is getting too expensive (which is rich when you consider how much Bondi has spent defending other partisan issues), has...
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COUNCIL WATCH!: Liveblogging your city at work

August 11, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH!: Liveblogging your city at work

Good afternoon! How was your weekend??? Do you still have knees? Lucky. Anyway, we are about to dive into City Council for both the shits and the giggles. There’s a lot to get our heads around this week: Uh, the city just spent $2 million buying land from the Black Business Investment Fund (see:...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: legislative muzzles, Obamacare puzzles and Star Wars environmentalism

August 6, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: legislative muzzles, Obamacare puzzles and Star Wars environmentalism

HEY, BUT WAIT! DIDN’T THE TRANSPARENCY IMPLIED BY FAIR DISTRICTS DICTATE THAT THIS KIND OF SECRET CONVERSING WAS NOT TO HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE? ONCE BITTEN: “In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, House and Senate Republican leaders have ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Duke’s energy heist, legislative tantrums and new Scrabble words!

August 5, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Duke’s energy heist, legislative tantrums and new Scrabble words!

  IT WOULD ONLY STAND TO REASON THAT A POORLY REGULATED UTILITY WITH A TERRIBLE HISTORY SHOULD HAVE TO PAY BACK ITS CUSTOMERS FOR FAKING A NUCLEAR REACTOR, RIGHT?: “Consumer advocates want Duke Energy Florida to refund $54 million the utility collected from customers for nuclear equipment that was never purchased. The advocates asked...
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Developing: Orange County (voter) files lawsuit to stop “transparency” ballot initiative

August 4, 2014
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Developing: Orange County (voter) files lawsuit to stop “transparency” ballot initiative

OOOOH, OOOOOH, OOOOOOOOH, were you reading along as we liveblogged last week’s Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting? Do you remember all of the weirdness and seeming secrecy that was passing from dais-place to dais-place? Did you catch the revisiting of the maligned  Brummer amendments, some weird strategy move by Commissioner Scott Boyd,...
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Orlando City Soccer Club stadium shifts away from church site; city drops lawsuit (UPDATED)

August 4, 2014
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Orlando City Soccer Club stadium shifts away from church site; city drops lawsuit (UPDATED)

You know that thing the city does when it doesn’t get its way? How it screams “eminent domain” and waits for you to cower beneath the weight of its legal team, eventually allowing the city to buy you out at a cut rate? Well, that didn’t quite work out when Faith Deliverance Temple –...
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Bar-BQ Bar, Eye Spy and Sky Sixty set to close at the end of this month

August 1, 2014
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Bar-BQ Bar, Eye Spy and Sky Sixty set to close at the end of this month

Find out how to share your favorite Bar-BQ Bar memories and read a statement from the bar's owner.
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