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Report Blames Sewage Spills On Albert Whitted's Closure

A state investigation into St. Petersburg's sewage spills places much of the blame on the decision to close the Albert Whitted water treatment facility.

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The six-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians began over the weekend, and ends in January of 2018. 

Heidy Rodriguez, 17, created an LGBTQ support group at her Miami-Dade high school when she realized that like her, many of her friends needed a place to share their struggles and successes.

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The folks who work at the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University are hoping that people will come to understand the critical link between sharks and ourselves.

Judge Sides With State On Charter School Standards

Jul 24, 2017
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Rejecting arguments of charter schools, an administrative law judge Friday upheld a plan that would make charter schools ineligible for state construction and facilities money if they have “D” performance grades in two consecutive years.

An internet black market used by some Floridians to buy and sell heroin and fentanyl has been shut down in an international law enforcement operation.

Florida To Pay $1M In Docs Vs. Glocks Legal Fees

Jul 24, 2017

Florida will pay $1.1 million in legal fees to attorneys who challenged a controversial state law that sought to prevent doctors from asking patients about guns, a group representing opponents said Monday.

A growing number of veterans are acquiring service dogs to help cope with PTSD. But the VA won’t pay for them and says their effectiveness hasn’t been scientifically proven.

Despite past failed legislative attempts, a bipartisan pair of lawmakers is vowing to continue their work on criminal justice reform—particularly within Florida’s prison system.

The Department of Justice is promising a return to the law and order enforcement policies of the war on drugs.  Some Republican lawmakers are worried those policies might undermine state laws.

Clyde Butcher, Florida's well-known landscape and environmental photographer who suffered a stroke in early May, recently returned to the swamp for a photo excursion.

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