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For Military Spouses With Professional Licenses, Each Move Can Mean A Bureaucratic Fight

When military families move, the careers of service members' spouses may grind to a halt because they lack a professional license in their new state.

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Four Republicans Vie For State Agriculture Commissioner

Aug 18, 2018
Florida State Agriculture Response Team

This is part of a series of stories that will advance the Aug. 28 primary elections

Four Republicans --- two lawmakers, a former lawmaker and a palm-tree farmer --- are competing to replace Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, who is term-limited in the Cabinet office and running for governor.

Greene, Levine Hammer Each Other In Democratic Fight For Governor

Aug 18, 2018

This is part of a series of stories that will advance the Aug. 28 primary elections

It’s the norm for Republicans to paint themselves as the Trump-iest of candidates in GOP primaries.

But two Democrats vying for Florida governor are taking a twist on the Trump train, with smear campaigns linking each other to a president reviled by left-leaning voters deemed crucial for a primary election victory.

Steve Newborn / WUSF Public Media

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drew a couple of thousand people to Tampa's Armature Works today. It's part of a push to get a "progressive" candidate in the governor's mansion.

The League of Women Voters of Florida is hoping to persuade a Leon County Circuit judge today to strip a constitutional amendment proposal off the November ballot. The amendment in question is number eight, which combines several issues into one proposal like term limits for local school board, mandating civics be taught. But  the part the league takes issue with the section that deals with approving new charter schools.

A new group is using what they learned in the military to fight threats to South Florida's coral reefs.

Despite falling short on quarterly earnings expectations, Canadian-based Canopy Growth, the world's highest valued marijuana stock, skyrocketed on Wednesday after the maker of Corona beer invested $5 billion Canadian, which is nearly $4 billion U.S.

The giant injection of cash from Constellation Brands is the largest strategic investment in the cannabis market to date, and comes at a time when alcohol companies are making large ventures into the industry.

In a move it said was to address the large cost of entering a career in medicine, New York University's School of Medicine said Thursday that it will offer full scholarships to all current and future students in its doctor of medicine program.

NYU said it was the "only top 10-ranked" medical school in the U.S. to offer such a generous package.

Defendant Tries To Sway Justices On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Change

Aug 17, 2018

Pointing in part to statements made by lawmakers, attorneys for a woman arrested in a shooting outside a Miami nightclub filed a 40-page brief late Wednesday at the Florida Supreme Court arguing that a 2017 change in the “stand your ground” self-defense law should apply to her case. 

U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.

Health officials are urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles after three cases of the disease were reported in Pinellas County, among more than 100 cases throughout the U.S. this year.

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