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Apalachicola National Forest to Host Kid’s Fishing Derby

Posted: 04/26/2011 - The Apalachicola National Forest is hosting its 5th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, from 8 a.m. to noon for children ages one to 16 years old. The event is free and open to the public.

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FAMU NAA to Host Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

Updated: 04/26/2011 - The Florida A&M University (FAMU) National Alumni Association (NAA) will hold its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the FAMU Grand Ballroom. WCTV's Shonda Knight is one of those being honored.

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Leon Sinks Geological Area Renovation Celebration

Posted: 04/26/2011 - The U.S. Forest Service is proud to announce the renovation of the Leon Sinks Geological Area on the Apalachicola National Forest is now complete. This milestone will be marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Apr. 30, 2011, and the public is invited to attend.

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[UPDATE] Gov. Scott Announces Florida Crime Rate at 40 Year Low

Updated: 04/26/2011 - Governor Rick Scott and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Commissioner Gerald Bailey today announced the State’s crime rate declined 6.7 percent for 2010 over the previous year, reaching a rate that is the lowest in four decades.

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Florida DOC Officers Protest to Stop Privatization of Prisons

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Florida Department of Corrections Officers and members of the Teamsters Union today delivered thousands of postcards to state Sen. Mike Haridopolos urging him not to support bills that call for privatizing the state’s prisons.

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TCC Chosen to Compete For Community College Excellence Prize

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Florida College System Chancellor Dr. Will Holcombe announced that 14 Florida colleges, including Tallahassee Community College, have been deemed eligible for The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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Nursing Home Lawsuit Limits Move in Fla. House, Stall in Senate

Posted: 04/26/2011 - After a sometimes-emotional debate, a House committee on approved a controversial proposal to help shield nursing homes from lawsuits. But the proposal, a top priority of the nursing-home industry, could be in jeopardy after the Senate’s version of the bill stalled in a committee.

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Florida’s Hunting Future Looks Bright

Posted: 04/26/2011 - "The Sunshine State is blessed with one of the nation’s largest wildlife management area (WMA) systems, encompassing more than 5.8 million acres of public hunting land," FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto says.

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Panels Approve Judicial Review For Hospital Sales

Posted: 04/26/2011 - With supporters pointing to a debacle in Volusia County, House and Senate committees approved bills that would create new barriers to selling or leasing public hospitals. The issue has touched off a fierce lobbying battle.

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Florida DOE to Host 2nd Virtual Career Fair on STEM

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Florida middle and high school students will have the opportunity to hear from leading professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields during the Second Annual STEM Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, April 27th.

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PIP Bills Stall in House, Senate

Posted: 04/26/2011 - An insurance-backed effort to make it easier for the industry to deny personal injury protection claims stalled in both chambers April 25 following a withering assault from attorneys who represent motorists, physicians, chiropractors and other providers.

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Choreographer Earns Highest Honor From FSU Colleagues

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Florida State University Artist-in-Residence Jawole Willa Jo Zollar –– acclaimed choreographer and the founding and artistic director of New York dance company Urban Bush Women –– has been named Florida State’s 2011-2012 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor.

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Bring Sleeping Bags to Fla. Budget Conference?

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Senate President Mike Haridopolos said he was still optimistic that the Legislature could bang out a budget deal and finish the session on time for its scheduled May 6 conclusion -- even if it takes extreme measures.

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[UPDATE] Corporate Income Tax Cut Postponed, Might Be Dead

Updated: 04/26/2011 - Leading senators sent mixed signals about the fate of Gov. Rick Scott’s signature corporate tax cut proposal after a skittish committee temporarily postponed consideration of the measure at its last scheduled meeting, leaving the idea’s future in doubt.

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Fatal Fire

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Man found dead in Daytona Beach house fire

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Florida Paying Too Much for PR?

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Florida taxpayers are forking over $38,467 a day to pay for communication and legislative affairs staff hired by government officials and agencies, Florida TaxWatch said in a recent report.

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University of Florida Medical Amnesty

Posted: 04/26/2011 - UF announces medical amnesty policy for students involved in drug or alcohol related incidents that require medical attention.

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