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Huge Confederate Flag Near Interstate Is Tampa Man's Mission

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Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him.

Scott Dines With Trump, Is Criticized By Democrats

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MyFloridaHouse.gov

 Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday had lunch with President Donald Trump at a New Jersey golf resort, as the president continued to draw criticism for comments about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of a counter-protester.

Florida’s insurance regulator is readying another push for assignment of benefits reform in next year’s legislative session.  Similar measures have failed since 2013.

Trouble Brewing in the Tropics Times Three

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UPDATE THURSDAY 5 PM:  Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft data confirmed that Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine had became sufficiently organized to be classified as the eighth named storm of the season. Tropical Storm Harvey will likely move into the Caribbean over the weekend, and could even become a hurricane before approaching Central America or Mexico. There will likely be no threat to Florida or the United States from Harvey, but the tropical wave behind it is a potential concern next week.

State Bans Future Investments In Venezuela's Maduro Regime

Aug 17, 2017
Associated Press

Gov. Rick Scott easily won approval Wednesday for a proposal to bar the state's $150 billion pension plan from making future investments that directly support the regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

Scott Says He 'Didn't Serve To Defend Neo-Nazis'

Aug 17, 2017
MyFloridaHouse.gov

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, both strong supporters of President Donald Trump, decried racism and groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as reverberations continued Wednesday across the country after a deadly weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Security Threat Leads State To Cancel Prison Visitation

Aug 17, 2017

State prison officials cited a security threat in canceling visitation at all of its 149 facilities.

The head of Volunteer Florida bid a final farewell to Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet Wednesday. Chester Spellman will be taking over a similar job in the Trump Administration.

Federal Judge Timothy Corrigan ruled Wednesday that former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is not entitled to a new trial and should not be acquitted of 18 counts of fraud.

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The Pasco County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to move forward with a plan to create a navigation center for the homeless.

But the location of the resource center, which helps homeless people find jobs, housing and other necessities, has been contentious in the community. Critics of the plan say the proposed location at the old Boys & Girls Club building on Little Road and Youth Lane in New Port Richey is too close to their homes and businesses.

UF Says No To White Nationalist Speaker

Aug 16, 2017
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The University of Florida is refusing to allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus next month, citing “serious concerns” about safety in the aftermath of a deadly weekend clash in Charlottesville, Va.

The Florida Channel

Republican state senator Jack Latvala says he is entering the Florida governor's race.

At Lee County’s regular commission meeting Tuesday morning, locals used the public comment period to voice their opinions about removing Confederate memorials in public spaces. People spoke for and against the move.

The Florida father of a protester killed when a car plowed into peaceful protesters in Charlottesville says his daughter was passionate about equality for all. Mark Heyer of Cocoa Beach tells Florida Today he's proud of his daughter. He is calling for forgiveness. 

State of Florida

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, the leading Republican candidate for governor, said Tuesday that Americans don't need to fight about Confederate statues and should instead focus on fighting the country's 21st century enemies.

A dearth of high-speed internet access in much of rural Florida is hamstringing efforts to build a high quality workforce, experts are warning.

Governor Rick Scott is weighing in on last week’s death of a young boy left in a hot day care van for almost half a day, and possible changes to Florida law.

St. Pete Mayor Orders Removal Of Confederate Marker

Aug 16, 2017
City of St. Petersburg

The mayor of St. Petersburg has ordered the removal of a stone marker erected in 1939 to commemorate Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson.

Officers responding to a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in January failed to coordinate and communicate effectively in the aftermath of the incident, causing havoc at the airport, according to a new report.

On Tuesday, Broward County released a report by a consultant who examined the response by law enforcement, airport and county workers to the Jan. 6 mass shooting that left five people dead and stranded about 12,000 people at the airport for several hours.

A day after Jacksonville’s City Council President called for removing Confederate monuments, Mayor Lenny Curry said white supremacists are already talking about protesting.

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