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Leon County Schools Announce Green Efforts

Posted: 02/24/2011 - Leon County Schools has already saved more than $2 million dollars by reducing its consumption of electricity. The school system announced Wednesday at Cobb Middle School that it's ramping up efforts, going even further with sustainable programs.

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Pill Mill Politics

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Pressure is mounting on Florida to do something about the state’s pill mill problem. The US Drug Czar along with law enforcement officers from other states are growing frustrated because people are flocking to Florida, loading up on painkillers and overdosing. As Whitney Ray tells us, a new prescription drug database would stop the doctor shopping, but Florida’s rogue governor isn’t having it.

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FSU Film School Brings "The Dude" to Town for "A Night at the Oscars"

Posted: 02/23/2011 - The fourth annual "A Night at the Oscars" party and fundraiser celebrating the film industry and its luminaries will boast a special emcee this year. "The Dude" will host the event at The Paradigm Restaurant in Tallahassee on Sunday, Feb. 27.

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Brush Fire Dangers

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Wakulla County has seen a dozen or so brush fires over the course of the month - with some happening on the same day. Now, they say it's time to raise awareness about these fires and how they can be prevented.

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TCC Gospel Extravaganza and Soul Food Festival

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Tallahassee Community College’s celebration of Black History Month concludes on Thursday, February 24 with the popular Gospel Extravaganza and Soul Food Festival. The event is free and open to the public.

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Fla. Bullet Train Likely at End of the Line

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Though he has expressed dismay that Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal money for high speed rail in Florida without consulting him, the chairman of Senate Transportation Committee thinks the governor’s “No” may be the last stop for the long-sought train connecting Tampa and Orlando.

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Fla. Senate Compromising, Softens Unemployment Change

Posted: 02/23/2011 - A Senate effort to reduce how much the state pays in unemployment compensation softened a bit on Tuesday with a committee approving a compromise bill that’s better-liked by advocates for the jobless and also would no longer raise the maximum unemployment tax rate for some employers.

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Scott: 5 Percent Contribution to Pension is Fair

Posted: 02/23/2011 - Asking public employees to contribute 5 percent to their pension fund is perfectly fair, considering most people in the private sector do at least that, if they have a pension at all, Gov. Rick Scott said during a radio interview Tuesday, Feb. 22.

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[UPDATE] Group Home Sex Scandal - VIDEO

Posted: 02/23/2011 - The new director of the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities abruptly resigned late Monday, Feb. 21 amid questions about his oversight of a controversial Tampa area group home that allowed sex between residents.

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Is it Legal? Commissioners Voice Concerns About Internet Cafes

Posted: 02/23/2011 - You've undoubtedly seen the numerous internet cafes that have been popping up all over the place. Some say they are only for gambling. Now, Leon County Commissioners are trying to figure out what to make of them.

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Senate Softens Pension Bill

Posted: 02/22/2011 - Prompted by a flurry of opposition from police, fire and other public employees, a Senate panel on Tuesday discussed some proposed changes to a cost-cutting public pension overhaul that would be more employee friendly then a proposal championed by Gov. Rick Scott.

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Public Employees Up in Arms

Posted: 02/22/2011 - State employees across the country are up in arms over proposed changes to their benefits package. A stalemate in Wisconsin was created when democratic state senators left the state to prevent a vote eliminating collective bargaining. Relations here in Florida are not as heated as in other states, but are reaching the simmering point.

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State Lawmakers Push Sports Safety

Updated: 02/23/2011 - Every year, 100-thousand Floridians suffer a traumatic brain Injury. Many of them are high school athletes that feel pressured to get back in the game while still feeling the effects of their injury. As Whitney Ray tells us, state lawmakers want a health official to intervene in cases where high school athletes suffer a blow to the head.

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A Tallahassee Toddler's Miraculous Story of Survival

Updated: 02/22/2011 - One local toddler defied all odds, holding on and living after medical experts said he would most likely die at birth. Eyewitness News reporter Jennifer Milton tells us about Riley Welter's miraculous story of survival.

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Fla. Bill Would Ban Doctors From Asking About Guns

Posted: 02/22/2011 - A bill that would prohibit doctors from asking patients if they own guns or denying treatment if patients refuse to answer questions about gun ownership earned its first approval.

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[UPDATE] FSU Father Speaks Out Against Loosening Gun Laws

Updated: 03/09/2011 - Florida Police Chiefs issued a release stating their opposition to Snate Bill 234. FSU student Ashley Cowie was shot and killed more than a month ago. Her father Dr. Robert Cowie is sharing his daughters story to help prevent other families and students from becoming victims.

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Contentious Expedia Bill Passes Senate Panel

Posted: 02/22/2011 - With cases pending in courts around the state and federal officials also looking into the issue, a Senate proposal approved in its first committee stop Monday would insulate Orbitz, Expedia and other online booking companies from paying higher local option tourism taxes.

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