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Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, center, said at the Pasco County Tax Collector's Office in Dade City that review times for applications for concealed-weapons licenses have been reduced.
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Fried Says Review Time Cut For Concealed Weapons Licenses

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said review times for applications for concealed-weapons licenses have been reduced.

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Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

The Palm Beach County sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis touted private-sector job creation Friday as Florida’s unemployment rate held steady from May to June.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, center, said at the Pasco County Tax Collector's Office in Dade City that review times for applications for concealed-weapons licenses have been reduced.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said review times for applications for concealed-weapons licenses have been reduced.

TECO's  Big Bend Power Station in Hillsborough County is asking the state Cabinet to approve changes to the facility.
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Pointing to concerns about climate change, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., urged Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Cabinet members Friday to conduct a “thorough review” of a proposed Tampa Electric Co. power-plant project.

Vice President Mike Pence is speaking at Kennedy Space Center today in Florida to celebrate the 50th anniversary of humans walking on the moon.
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Celebrations are in full swing at Cape Canaveral and across the country for the 50th anniversary of humanity's first footsteps on another world.

The Apollo program was gigantic.

The U.S. government spent roughly $26 billion (about $260 billion in today's dollars, according to one estimate) between 1960 and 1972 to hire contractors and subcontractors who employed hundreds of thousands of people to create and improve on technology that led us to the moon and back.

Florida has an iguana problem. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has declared an open season on the lizards, which it says are an invasive, non-native species. But the animals are still for sale in stores throughout the state. So, why not stop selling them? 

The first report came in on Monday. An Antillean Palm-Swift was spotted soaring above Grassy Key.

In the world of serious birders, that's big news.

Congressman Crist: Floridians Deserve A Raise

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The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would gradually boost the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2025.

"We haven’t had a raise in the minimum wage in the United States for ten years now, and certainly workers all across the country and particularly in Florida deserve a raise," says Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg). He voted in favor of the bill.

Four panelists speak to members and visitors at Tampa Tiger Bay Club.
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A bi-partisan panel of Tampa Bay political leaders discussed criminal justice reform at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club on Friday.

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