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BREAKING!!!!!!!!: ORGANIZE NOW WINS DROPBOX LAWSUIT OVER COUNTY

November 24, 2014
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BREAKING!!!!!!!!: ORGANIZE NOW WINS DROPBOX LAWSUIT OVER COUNTY

HEY YOU GUYS!!!!! Sometimes right beats might and the actual human beings who are challenging their local government get to see their expensive ambitions played to fruition. TODAY IS ONE OF THOSE DAYS. We wrote at length last week about the suit Organize Now (of Textgate fame) brought against Orange County over a Dropbox...
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Artegon Marketplace Orlando opening promises to bring culture to I-Drive

November 19, 2014
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Artegon Marketplace Orlando opening promises to bring culture to I-Drive

Festival Bay mall gets much needed injection of culture with new Artegon Marketplace Orlando opening.
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Breaking: The plot thickens in the Come Out With Pride/MBA conundrum [Updated with response]

November 18, 2014
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Breaking: The plot thickens in the Come Out With Pride/MBA conundrum [Updated with response]

As expected, this morning the Metropolitan Business Association and Come Out With Pride issued a joint statement regarding the Nov. 4 termination of executive director Mikael Audebert. There’s a lot to infer between the lines here, but sources who attended (yet another) emergency meeting on the topic last night confirm that the groups are...
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Council Watch: Liveblogging your city at work so that you can just get your hair done

November 17, 2014
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Council Watch: Liveblogging your city at work so that you can just get your hair done

Welcome back to a weekday!!!! Odds are, if it’s a Monday, there’s nearly a 50 percent chance that there will be discussions and general wonderment at City Hall, mostly existing as a sort of vocal collage via your elected City Council members who do, on occasion, like to talk about themselves. We’ve fine-tooth-combed this...
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Dropbox like it’s hot: Hearing in public records case this morning makes county look bad

November 12, 2014
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Dropbox like it’s hot: Hearing in public records case this morning makes county look bad

Though all of the electoral politics associated with the madness that is Textgate II have effectively been washed away by now – because nobody is accountable in politics after Election Day! – it’s worth remembering that there is still a scandal afoot in the Orange County mayor’s office, and despite its cloudiness, that scandal...
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The Day After: Coming to terms with last night’s election apocalypse

November 5, 2014
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The Day After: Coming to terms with last night’s election apocalypse

Sure, we had our share of clues that last night’s midterm election bloodbath was a possibility – we even exhaustively weighed in with our own sort of endorsement sandbagging to prevent the progressive pounding, because futility can be fun – but, nonetheless, having witnessed a pretty impressive ground game and social media swirl of...
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Breaking: Big shakeups with Come Out With Pride and the Metropolitan Business Association raise questions about leadership

November 4, 2014
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Breaking: Big shakeups with Come Out With Pride and the Metropolitan Business Association raise questions about leadership

Though it’s Election Day and few are likely paying attention, today the city’s gay chamber of commerce, the Metropolitan Business Association, dropped a rather large bomb. Just weeks after the organization’s executive director and president Mikael Audebert stepped down from the MBA, stating that he was taking Come Out With Pride with him, the...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

November 3, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

Ah the sweet, chilly breezes of autumn are upon us, and with them come a nail biter of an election face-off that’s bound to change how it is that you consider you very life in this quickly fading I-4 Corridor reality. Except none of that matters in City Hall; any politics there (at least...
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The gloves are off: Central Florida politics get ugly in the closing stretch

October 30, 2014
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The gloves are off: Central Florida politics get ugly in the closing stretch

So, everyone is familiar with the typical antics of toppling political yard signs or screaming veritable harassment outside of polling locations; for chrissakes, it’s almost November in a midterm year! But this year things have gotten dirtier than we thought they would. Several stories have (in an orchestrated fashion) crept out of the minds...
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VOTELANDO!: Saturday event promises “candidate dunk tank,” Charlie Crist and bus rides to early voting sites

October 24, 2014
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VOTELANDO!: Saturday event promises “candidate dunk tank,” Charlie Crist and bus rides to early voting sites

You may have overlooked this in our calendar listings this week, but it turns out that Votelando (Facebook event page here) – unlike other made-up words – is a thing you might care to pay attention to. In addition to boasting some 70 music acts on four stages (because Live Aid), the whole thing...
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