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Voter Promoter Program

Updated: 12/16/2011 - Florida’s Secretary of State has a fix to keep teachers from being penalized for trying to register students to vote.

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Medical Minute 12-16-2011

Posted: 12/16/2011 - We're born with about 300 to 350 bones in our bodies. By the time we reach adulthood and bones fuse together, we're down to 206. When an infection strikes, our bones can be in trouble. But one doctor is finding ways to heal bones that won't heal.

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Florida Bar BOG to Have First African-American President in 2013

Posted: 12/16/2011 - Ft. Lauderdale attorney Eugene K. Pettis has been elected President-elect of The Florida Bar for 2012-2013, eight lawyers are running for four seats on the Board of Governors and 20 lawyers were elected to the board without opposition when the filing period ended on Dec. 15.

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Student Videos Teach Floridians to be ‘Bear Smart’

Posted: 12/16/2011 - The challenge to high school students was unusual: Produce a one-minute video encouraging people to conserve Florida black bears and take appropriate precautions when living around bears.

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Growing Epidemic; Lack of Parent Involvement

Updated: 12/16/2011 - Educators are noticing an alarming trend. They say parents are less involved than they used to be and the effects can be dire. Here's more on how many children are behind, before they even get started.

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[UPDATE] FAMU Alumni Association Holds Press Conference

Posted: 12/19/2011 - Florida A&M University National Alumni Association (FAMU NAA) President, Tommy Mitchell addressed the media on the steps of Lee Hall regarding the governor's request for the suspension of FAMU President, James Ammons.

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Unemployment Tax Increase for Florida Businesses

Updated: 12/16/2011 - To help pay back the 2.7 billion dollars the state borrowed from the federal government to pay unemployment claims, business taxes will go up. Starting in January the minimum unemployment tax will rise from 72 dollars per employee to 171 dollars. Business owners say the increase will stifle economic growth, and they’re asking the governor to freeze the increase.

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FAMU Students March to the Governor's Mansion

Updated: 12/18/2011 - FAMU students organize and march to the Governor's mansion to protest Florida Governor Rick Scott's recommendation to suspend President James Ammons.

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Lifeline Telephone Discount Program Enrollment Jumps 47 Percent

Posted: 12/15/2011 - The Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) annual report on Lifeline Assistance (Lifeline) and Link-Up (Link-Up) Florida shows a 47 percent participation increase in the discount telephone programs. As of June 30, more than 943,000 eligible Florida telecommunications customers participated in the Lifeline program.

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New Leaders to Oversee Daily Operations of Florida's Anti-Discrimination Agency

Posted: 12/15/2011 - Members of the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) today unanimously selected Tampa attorney Gilbert M. Singer to serve as the chairman for the next two years. Commissioners also appointed Michelle Wilson to serve as the Commission’s executive director, overseeing the daily operations of the state’s leading anti-discrimination agency.

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Florida Civil Rights Association Renews Its Call To Terminate FAMU President

Updated: 12/15/2011 - In light of the new evidence discovered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Orlando based Florida Civil Rights Association RENEWS its call on Florida Governor Rick Scott and The Florida A&M University Board of Trustees to immediately terminate Florida A&M President Dr. James Ammons and impose a two-year ban on all Florida A&M “Marching 100” activities.

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