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FAMU Hosts Robotic Competition Sponsored by Google and Seagate

Updated: 03/16/2011 - The students and faculty unite to showcase their skills in advanced equipment for the Third Annual Advancing Robotics Technology for Societal Impact (ARTSI) Student Research Conference from Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19.

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United Way of the Big Bend Celebrates Campaign Finale

Posted: 03/16/2011 - Scores of organizations and individuals who “did something about it” were recognized and honored during United Way of the Big Bend’s (UWBB) Campaign Finale at Goodwood Museum and Gardens on March 15.

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Scott: Campaign Website Touts 'Issues That I Ran On"

Posted: 03/16/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott defended a Republican Party of Florida-backed revival of his campaign website in an apparent effort to pressure legislative Republicans to approve his agenda.

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Jack Nicklaus Golf Bill Withdrawn

Jack Nicklaus, April 7, 2009

Posted: 03/16/2011 - The Senate on Tuesday, March 15, officially accepted a motion to withdraw from consideration a bill (SB 1846) that drew heavy criticism for proposing to let Jack Nicklaus build new golf courses in state parks.

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Florida Senate Passes Oil Spill Recovery Measure

Posted: 03/16/2011 - The Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill designed to help the Florida Panhandle diversify its economy after last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill dealt a severe blow to its tourism industry.

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[UPDATE] Board of Ed Skeptical on Putnam Nutrition Proposal

Posted: 03/16/2011 - A push by Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Adam Putnam to shift supervision of school nutrition programs to his department received a lukewarm response Tuesday, March 15 from the state’s Board of Education.

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Open Carry Law Shooting Through Legislature

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Legislation to allow permitted gun owners to wear their guns outside their clothing passed a House committee today. Business owners, sheriff’s deputies, and college students have raised concerns about the bill. As Whitney Ray tells us, the opposition hasn’t been enough to kill the bill… but it has made it miss the target.

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Leon County Receives $25K Neighboring Grant

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Leon County Board of County Commissioners recently announced that the Volunteer Generation Fund has awarded Leon County a $25,000 Neighboring Grant, which, in Florida, is called a BEST (Build Engage Sustain Transform) Neighborhoods Grant.

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Four Members of Rainbow Group Arrested

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Four members of the Rainbow of the Living Light, a group of men, women and children who travel the United States and live off the land, were arrested Monday, March 14.

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Credit Card: There's an App for That

Posted: 03/15/2011 - The last thing businesses want to do is turn away sales when someone is eager to buy, but for some local stores that's been a sad reality --- until now. As Eyewitness News reporter Deneige Broom shows us --- there's an app to fix that.

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Ambassadors for Aging Day at the Capitol

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Hundreds of senior citizens from all across Florida gathered at the State Capitol Tuesday for the Ambassador for Aging Day.

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Pons on Merit Pay

Updated: 03/15/2011 - Teacher Merit Pay is up for discussion Tuesday in the House. Many teachers are frustrated by the thought of more testing, and their pay being based on how students perform. Superintendent Jackie Pons weighs in.

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House Takes Up Teacher Tenure Bill

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Debate is raging tonight at the state capitol, as lawmakers battle over merit pay and the end of tenure for more than two hundred thousand teachers in Florida. Unlike last year,as Mike Vasilinda tells us, most teachers choose to stay home for this debate.

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Florida House Beginning Debate on Teacher Pay, Tenure

Posted: 03/15/2011 - The Florida House has begun two long days of debate on a new version of a bill that would set up a merit pay plan for teachers and end tenure for new hires after a similar measure was vetoed last year.

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