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Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to set aside another $1 million to beef up security at Jewish day schools around the state.

State TV Tax Fight Goes To U.S. Supreme Court

Oct 17, 2017

Pointing to “protectionism,” a major satellite-television company is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a constitutional challenge to a Florida law that sets different tax rates for cable and satellite TV services.

A brewery that was offering to give free beer to University of Florida students in exchange for tickets to a white nationalist event on campus has learned that the stunt won't work.

Governor Rick Scott wants to find better ways for the public to evacuate, in case of an emergency. He’s ordering an evaluation of the state’s roadways.

Hurricane Irma is throwing a wrench in Florida’s budget for the coming year.  Lawmakers were already facing a daunting challenge crafting a balanced budget.

Memorial To Slaves May Be Erected On Florida Capitol Grounds

Oct 12, 2017

A memorial to honor slaves and acknowledge the cruelty of slavery could soon be placed on the Florida Capitol's grounds under legislation that won unanimous approval at its first committee stop Wednesday.

Monroe County released a preliminary damage assessment of residential structures in the unincorporated parts of the county Wednesday. 

The University of Florida's president is urging students to stay away from a speaking event on campus featuring white nationalist Richard Spencer.

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For nearly half her life, Ruby Williams has prayed for her daughter, Brenda: "Lord, let her be alive."

Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority held a virtual town hall meeting Monday night to show off designs for the Selmon Expressway extension project. There are two designs of what they call "the pier" to choose from. One is called "Vivid," the other "Estuary." 

Authorities have recovered the body of a kayaker who had been missing in Tampa Bay.

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Hurricane Nate brought flooding and power outages as it sloshed ashore outside Biloxi early Sunday, the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Hurricane Nate raced swiftly over the central Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, gaining added strength as forecasters said it would smash into the U.S. Gulf Coast in coming nighttime hours.

USF Vinik Sport and Entertainment Management Program

On Monday, October 9th, a free lecture event brings some major names from the sports industry to the USF Sun Dome.

The U.S. economy shed 33,000 jobs in September, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while unemployment fell to 4.2 percent.

The September payrolls drop broke a nearly seven-year streak of continuous job gains, but economists caution that the drop is likely representing the short-term consequences of bad weather, not a long-term shift in the job market.

Before this report, the economy had added an average of about 175,000 jobs per month; the unemployment rate has been at 4.3 or 4.4 percent since April.

Last weekend's massacre in Las Vegas is only the latest reminder of the persistent gun violence in the United States. And a new set of statistics on the rates of gun violence unrelated to conflict underscores just how outsize U.S. rates of gun deaths are compared with those in much of the rest of the world.

The Constitution Revision Commission may consider changing residency requirements to run for state office.

Holly Neher is (unofficially) the first female in Florida history to start at quarterback on a high school football team. It's only unofficial because the Florida High School Athletic Association has not been able to confirm it.

In her first game in August, Neher threw a 42-yard touchdown pass, again a first in Florida high school sports.

Nate Intensifying and Accelerating Toward the Gulf

Oct 6, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate has moved back over the warm waters of the Caribbean and is accelerating toward the Gulf of Mexico. Nate is forecast to become a hurricane and make landfall in southeast Louisiana or southern Mississippi Saturday night. 

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