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Fla. Lawmaker Wants Teachers to Grade Parents

Posted: 03/30/2011 - If teachers are being graded for their student’s performance, is it only fair that parents also be held accountable for how well-prepared the student is? That’s the question a House committee pondered on March 29 when it took up HB 255, by Rep. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland.

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[UPDATE] House Panel Votes to End College Faculty Tenure

Posted: 03/30/2011 - After an hour of debate, the House K-20 Competitiveness Subcommittee voted March 29 to approve a bill that requires community and state colleges to put new faculty on one-year contracts, effectively eliminating the use of tenure.

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TPD Investigates Walgreens Robbery

Updated: 03/30/2011 - On March 29 at approximately 10:40PM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to 2009 West Tennessee Street (Walgreens) in reference to a robbery.

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AL House Apologizes for No Prosecution in 1944 Rape

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Alabama House has reached back into history and apologized for the way authorities handled the 1944 rape of a young black woman by a gang of white men as she walked home from church in Abbeville in southwest Alabama.

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Missing BP Laptop Had Personal Data of Claimants

Posted: 03/29/2011 - BP says one of its employees lost a laptop containing personal data belonging to thousands of residents who filed claims for compensation after the Gulf oil spill.

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Stricter Standards for Photo Lineups Okayed

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Florida’s law enforcement agencies would face stricter standards on how to administer photo lineups under a bill approved by a House committee on Tuesday.

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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Slow Citizens Growth

Posted: 03/29/2011 - A bill that would prohibit Florida's state-backed property insurer from providing coverage on new construction or remodeling of existing homes in environmentally sensitive and high-risk coastal areas is moving forward in the state Senate.

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Tallahassee Attorney Takes a Stand for Hillsborough CI

Updated: 03/30/2011 - The Florida Department of Corrections has announced its prison consolidation plan, and one Tallahassee attorney is fighting for the rights of the female faith based correctional institute.

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[UPDATE] Suit Filed Against Scott's Rule Moratorium

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Rosalie Whiley filed a petition on March 28 in the Florida Supreme Court challenging Governor Scott’s Executive Order 11-01. The order has halted rulemaking that would have simplified the reapplication process for food stamp recipients like Ms. Whiley.

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More Prison Privatization in Fla. Senate Budget

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Senate's proposed budget, which is awaiting final committee approval, would turn state prisons in an 18-county area of South Florida over to private companies if they want them.

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