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Straz, Florida Aquarium also offering free tickets for furloughed workers.

Straz, Florida Aquarium also offering free tickets for furloughed workers.

More organizations step up to help those without pay during the government shutdown.
Updated: 3 hours ago
The fallout from state review of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau's death

The fallout from state review of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau's death

State Sen. Lauren Book accuses the Florida Department of Children and Families of passing blame in the death of 2-year-old Jordan Belliveau. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says foster care in his county is not as fractured as a review found.
Updated: 4 hours ago
Florida homeowners caught up in the fight against citrus canker finally getting millions the state owes them

Florida homeowners caught up in the fight against citrus canker finally getting millions the state owes them

In 2006, after hundreds of millions of dollars and more than two decades, Florida officially ended its ambitious war on citrus canker.Final bills are just now coming due.This week, the state started paying tens of thousands of south Florida property ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
On medical marijuana, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to heed the will of voters

On medical marijuana, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to heed the will of voters

WINTER PARK — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that he has asked the Legislature to change the law to allow smoking medical marijuana. If it doesn’t by mid March, he’ll drop the state’s appeal of a court decision that says...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa Bay's Three Amigos

Tampa Bay's Three Amigos

The mayors of Tampa Bay's three largest cities praised regional unity and each other Thursday at a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon.
Updated: 8 hours ago
After DeSantis’ son was baptized, cleaning crew tossed out leftover water from Israel

After DeSantis’ son was baptized, cleaning crew tossed out leftover water from Israel

When Gov. Ron DeSantis makes his first international trip to Israel, he plans to tout Florida but also will have a chance to get a new supply of water — and probably will do a better labeling job.Water from the Sea of Galilee that DeSantis and ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Carlton: Ban butts from our beaches? Sorry, smokers did it to themselves
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Carlton: Ban butts from our beaches? Sorry, smokers did it to themselves

Pity the poor smoker, welcome fewer public places than dogs these days. Now lawmakers consider banning their noxious butts from our beaches. Sorry, smokers, your time is up.
Published: 01/17/19
Got garbage? Then in Hernando County, you probably have questions.

Got garbage? Then in Hernando County, you probably have questions.

County swamped with customer calls as automated garbage service approaches.
Published: 01/17/19
Florida is taking applications — again — for a new banking regulator

Florida is taking applications — again — for a new banking regulator

Florida’s Cabinet is reopening the search for a new banking regulator, just months after dozens of people applied without anyone being picked.Former Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet opened applications last summer, after Chief Financial Officer ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Temple Terrace Mayor Mel Jurado appears to have weathered the storm over discrepancies in her academic claims

Temple Terrace Mayor Mel Jurado appears to have weathered the storm over discrepancies in her academic claims

It seems it's back to business as usual - almost - for Temple Terrace Mayor Mel Jurado, who weathered a stormy city council meeting over her academic credentials. But the topic still comes up.
Published: 01/16/19
Updated: 01/17/19