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House Passes Union-Busting Legislation

Updated: 03/25/2011 - The Florida House has passed legislation prohibiting governments from deducting union dues from public employees. The legislation passed along party lines, with, Democrats saying the legislation was political payback for union support of Democrats.

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Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.4 Percent

Posted: 03/25/2011 - The state unemployment rate has fallen .4 percentage points from a month ago at 11.9 percent to 11.5. But there are still more than a million people looking for work. Even as the economy improves, the rate is likely to stay high as people who previously stopped looking for jobs reenter the workforce.

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Local Leaders to Meet With Ft. Braden Area Residents

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Members of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners, along with local leaders, will meet with members of the Ft. Braden Community to discuss Blountstown Highway (Highway 20) road safety and other issues.

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State Park to Host "Make and Take" Workshops During Tractor Show

Posted: 03/25/2011 - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the Antique Tractor & Engine Show on April 1 -3, 2011, where a series of specially created craft workshops will be offered in the Craft Square on Saturday, April 2, 2011.

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Gulf Grouper Recreational Season Opens April 1

Posted: 03/25/2011 - The recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters off Florida, except in all waters of Monroe County, reopens on April 1.

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Wakulla Co. Targets Underage Alcohol / Tobacco Sales

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Posted: 03/25/2011 - The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office conducted a two day undercover operation to combat the sale of alcohol, Spice and tobacco to underage teenagers, according to Sheriff David Harvey.

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Florida Drive-In Movie Repeal Moves

Posted: 03/25/2011 - In 1953, if you were going to see From Here to Eternity, or a double feature of Shane and Roman Holiday at the drive-in theater, there could be a big problem with traffic backing up at the entrance as people paid for themselves and their dates.

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Teen Be Out Day Fills the Gap While School Is Out

Posted: 03/25/2011 - The Palmer Munroe Teen Center is going to be full of excitement for Teen Be Out Day on Monday, March 28. From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., teens can hang out, socialize and take part in some fun activities, like making music and playing a little ball.

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Senate Ed Budget Sparking New Battle on Pensions

Posted: 03/25/2011 - The Senate Education PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee forwarded a budget slashing per-student funding by 6.2 percent to the Senate Budget Committee, even as some members said they were uneasy with assumed cuts to spending on pensions for teachers.

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Little Money For University Construction, Repairs

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Forget those ambitious plans to build that state-of-the-art biology building with plush offices, classrooms and labs. Actually, don’t even count on routine roof repairs to dozens of public university buildings.

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Scott Mends Fences With State Board of Education

Posted: 03/25/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott made friendly overtures to the State Board of Education in the wake of a critical letter the board chair sent blasting Scott’s treatment of outgoing Department of Education Commissioner Eric Smith.

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FSU Music Grad Wins Big at the Met

Posted: 03/24/2011 - A recent graduate of The Florida State University College of Music has been selected as one of five winners in the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

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Growing with Tallahassee

Posted: 03/24/2011 - The 8th Annual Growing with Tallahassee Breakfast and Forum is held.

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FSU Student Fraud, Forgery Leads to Fraternity Suspension

Updated: 03/25/2011 - FSU Police say an engineering student was engineering a scheme to defraud the university out of thousands of dollars. That led to a fraternity being suspended after a lengthy investigation into forgery transactions that are just as lengthy.

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