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Audobon Files Challenge to Sugar Permits

Posted: 07/29/2012 - Patience lost because of a lack of action, Florida Audubon Society on Friday filed legal petitions to force the South Florida Water Management District to enforce more-stringent laws put in place five years ago to reduce phosphorus levels in the Everglades.

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Former House Speaker Says State Should Pay Legal Fees

Updated: 07/28/2012 - Former House Speaker Ray Sansom is suing the state, saying he should be reimbursed for the costs of defending himself against corruption charges that were eventually dropped.

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Trader Joe's Salsa, Balela Recalled in 6 States

Posted: 07/28/2012 - An Atlanta company is recalling salsa and balela sold under the Trader Joe's brand at stores in six Southern states because of possible listeria contamination.

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Men in Labor Raises Money for March of Dimes

Posted: 07/28/2012 - Premature births are a major problem in Florida. Of the nearly four thousand babies born each week in the state, about six hundred of them are born prematurely.

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TB Resurgence Raising Concerns

Posted: 07/28/2012 - The number of diagnosed tuberculosis cases in Florida has dropped from a high of 1764 in 1994 to 753 last year.

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Members of The Coalition Protest Against the Republican Party

Updated: 07/27/2012 - One month before the Republican National Convention in Tampa, members of 'The Coalition' protested outside the Florida Republican Party Offices in Tallahassee Thursday, July 27 as part of a national day of action.

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Setting Standards for FCAT Writing Section

Updated: 07/28/2012 - The Florida Department of Education has started its process for setting the standards for the writing portion of the FCAT 2.0 test. State administrators are getting the help of community leaders and educators across the state.

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More Farmers Markets in Florida Will Soon Accept Food Assistance Cards

Posted: 07/27/2012 - Farmers markets across Florida can begin applying for free equipment that will allow them to handle purchases through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card, which is used by those who receive temporary federal benefits including food and cash assistance.

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Report: ALEC's Influence in Florida Broad

Posted: 07/27/2012 - A coalition of liberal groups issued a scathing report saying that the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization for state lawmakers, has an inordinate amount of influence on the Florida Legislature.

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Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll Apologizes for Remarks

Updated: 07/28/2012 - There's a new twist in the controversy surrounding Florida's lieutenant governor. The leader of a civil rights group says Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has apologized for a recent comment.

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Firefighters Battle New Foe in Heat Stroke

Updated: 07/26/2012 - For the more than 240 firefighters working for the City of Tallahassee, heat is not a new foe. But the rising summer temperatures make it even more dangerous as the risks of heat stroke and heat exhaustion increase.

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State Farm Questioned on Rate Hike Request

Posted: 07/26/2012 - State insurance officials and consumer advocates pressed State Farm Florida Insurance Co. over a proposed 57.3 percent increase in rental property premiums when the company is still not writing any new business.

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