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Obama To Speak About Health Care At USF Wednesday

President Barack Obama will be at the University of South Florida on Wednesday to talk about the Affordable Care Act.
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This week, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein made two stops in the Tampa Bay area. On Wednesday night, she stopped in Tampa's Ybor City and on Thursday she was in Sarasota. 

WUSF went to hear the candidate speak at the Robert Taylor Community Center in Sarasota. Stein spoke to about 70 people. 

She talked about issues important to Florida, touching the environment and the tourism economy. 

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The Pasco Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Friday afternoon of threatening “clown” sightings in the area.

Reports have come in from all over the country of people dressed up as clowns allegedly threatening and even attacking residents.

The prosecutor in one of the biggest murder trials in history lives now in a small bungalow with faded roof in a senior community in Delray Beach. 

The Florida Sierra Club’s phosphate committee has formally objected to allowing a new Mosaic Company mine in Desoto County. Placida attorney Percy Angelo sent a letter to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on September 22.

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Forecasters in Miami say Matthew has strengthened into a major Category 3 hurricane in the Caribbean.

The National Hurricane Center says Matthew now has top sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph) and is now centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) northeast of Punta Gallinas, Colombia. It says the storm as of 11 a.m. EDT Friday was centered about 495 miles (800 kilometers) southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and moving west-southwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

This election season has been unprecedented – even by Florida’s standards. From the panhandle to the peninsula, the Sunshine State’s residents are talking about Trump vs. Clinton, the race for the U.S. Senate, new political boundaries and familiar issues: the economy, health care, water, education and guns.

That’s why WUSF 89.7 is joining with other public radio stations across the state to bring you the voices of voters and a weekly discussion to help make sense of the issues.

Scott Glad Congress Allocated Funds To Fight Zika

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After making two lobbying trips to Washington, D.C., and authorizing $61.2 million in emergency state spending, Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is glad Congress reached agreement on a $1.1 billion initiative to fight the mosquito-borne  Zika virus.

President Barack Obama will be at the University of South Florida on Wednesday to talk about the Affordable Care Act.

Republican Leaders Expect Action on Workers’ Comp

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With Florida businesses facing a 14.5 percent increase in workers' compensation insurance rates, state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and a key Republican senator said they expect lawmakers to take action during the 2017 legislative session.

A fertilizer company spokeswoman says one well on its property has seen contamination spread from a huge sinkhole that sent contaminated water and fertilizer into Florida's main drinking water aquifer.

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