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PolitiFact Florida Clears The Haze On Competing Medical Marijuana Claims

Battling claims about the upcoming referendum on medical marijuana are creating a cloud of confusion. So WUSF's Steve Newborn attempts to clear the air on Amendment 2 with Josh Gillen of PolitiFact Florida.
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Donald Trump spoke to several thousand people Wednesday at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. There, he expanded his appeal to African-Americans and Hispanics, saying they can benefit from his proposed job programs as much as the rest of Americans.

With the first locally-transmitted case of Zika in Tampa Bay the question on everyone’s minds is where?

Rep.  David Jolly, who represents Pinellas County, is pushing for an answer.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A tropical disturbance currently in the Caribbean near Puerto Rico could affect Florida this weekend.

Currently known as ‘Invest 99-L’, the storm is expected to gain the name Hermine soon.

Doctors describe 16-year-old Sebastian DeLeon as a walking miracle – he’s only the fourth person in the U.S. to survive an infection from the so-called brain-eating amoeba in the U.S.

Supreme Court Turns Down Chinese Drywall Case

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The Florida Supreme Court has declined a couple's request to take up a dispute about whether a property insurer is required to cover damage related to Chinese drywall in a Tampa home.

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Battling claims about the upcoming referendum on medical marijuana are creating a cloud of confusion. So WUSF's Steve Newborn attempts to clear the air on Amendment 2 with Josh Gillen of PolitiFact Florida.

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Schools in Florida have a lot to deal with. A massive new federal education law looms on the horizon. Parents are suing over standardized testing  and the NAACP is suing over vouchers for private school. To help us sort out the issues, we speak to two reporters who are close observers of education in our state.


State officials are investigating Pinellas County’s first non-travel-related case of Zika virus, according to a release from Gov. Rick Scott’s office.


Tropics Heating Up With Fiona, Gaston And “Something”

Aug 23, 2016
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

The heart of hurricane season is here, and the tropics are certainly alive. Three systems of interest are moving across the open waters of the Atlantic. Fizzling Tropical Depression Fiona and budding Tropical Storm Gaston are of little concern, but a much weaker undeveloped tropical "something" -- presently referred as Invest 99 by the meteorological community -- is creating quite a stir on social media.

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A state judge is weighing a decision that could shake Florida's education-accountability system following a marathon hearing Monday in Tallahassee.

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