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Health Dept. Urges Protection from Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Posted: 03/29/2011 - The Wakulla County Mosquito Control and the health department continue surveillance and prevention efforts and encourage everyone to take basic precautions to help limit exposure by following the department of health recommendations.

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Senate Criminal Justice Committee Passes Dockery's Re-Entry Bill

Posted: 03/29/2011 - This bill will increase the number of inmates nearing the end of their sentences who are processed through the work release program and allow them to live at DOC approved residences, treatment centers or halfway houses instead of the state-operated center only after they have proven themselves responsible and trustworthy at the center for at least 6 months.

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“Rescue Ride” Dog Rescue is Saving Lives

Updated: 03/31/2011 - Wheels are turning this year as “Rescue Ride”, a program created by LCHS and funded by the PEDIGREE Foundation, rescues dogs from shelters in North Florida and South Georgia and transports them to adoption programs in Central Florida.

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DCF Secretary Wilkins Announces Key Leadership Positions

Posted: 03/29/2011 - DCF Secretary David Wilkins announced the addition of three key members to the management team that will help guide the Department toward the mission of a more efficient and effective agency that places the protection of the state’s most vulnerable children and adults as the priority.

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Tree Down on Franklin Blvd.

Posted: 03/29/2011 - A downed tree on Franklin Blvd. is causing motorists to find alternate routes.

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Rhonda Harden Named 2010-2011 Glenn-Howell Award Winner

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Deputy Superintendent of Schools Marvin Henderson joined with other local dignitaries to pay an unexpected visit to Ms. Rhonda Harden at Bond Elementary March 29 to inform her that she has been selected as the 2010-2011 Glenn-Howell award winner.

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Celebrate FSU Spring Football Game Weekend

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Tallahassee will roll out the garnet and gold carpet for the three day event, being held Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16 and will give FSU football fans everywhere the chance to show their Seminole pride in advance of the 2011 season.

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Fla. Police: Teen Pistol-whipped Mom Over Car

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Authorities in southwest Florida say a 17-year-old girl pointed a gun at her mother, pistol-whipped her and forced her to drive to a dealership to buy her a used car.

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Growth Bill Begins Fla. Senate Journey

Posted: 03/29/2011 - A Senate committee on March 29 passed a growth management package that continues restrictions on the levying of impact fees but gives local governments more control over growth - while restricting state oversight to more regional and statewide issues.

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Fla. Court Reform Moving Ahead in Senate

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Proposals to overhaul the state’s court system -- and particularly the Florida Supreme Court -- started moving through the Senate on March 28.

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Scott, AHCA, APD Sued Over Waiting List

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Gov. Rick Scott and two state agencies have been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging Florida has failed to provide needed services to 19,000 disabled people who are stuck on a waiting list.

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[UPDATE] 'Fighting For Florida's Future' Rally

Updated: 03/29/2011 - More than one thousand people from across Florida fill the courthouse lawn in Leon County on March 29. Protesters say they are fighting for Florida's Future.

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Commissioners to Attend Community Meeting on Hwy 20 Safety

Posted: 03/29/2011 - Members of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners have been invited to attend a community meeting requested by citizens who live in the Ft. Braden area, to discuss Blountstown Highway (Highway 20) road safety and other issues.

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Senate Unveils Budget Plan

Updated: 03/29/2011 - The Senate unveiled a plan for tackling Florida's $3.8 billion budget deficit with major cuts to public education and public sector salaries and an increase in university tuition rates.

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[UPDATE] Fla. Senate Releases Larger Budget Than House

Updated: 03/29/2011 - Senate budget-writers unveiled a spending plan late March 28 that was $3.3 billion higher than its House counterpart, giving the clearest indicator yet of how far apart the chambers stand as the midpoint of the session nears.

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[UPDATE] Scott, Bondi Going After Docs, Pill Mills

Updated: 03/29/2011 - As lawmakers remain divided about how to fight pill mills, Gov. Rick Scott on March 29 announced a statewide law-enforcement effort to stop what he described as the "Oxycontin express.''

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Docs, Gun Groups Compromise on Gun Ownership Questions

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Doctors would still be able to ask patients questions about whether they have guns in many cases under a measure approved by a Senate committee on Monday, a result of a compromise between gun rights groups and the medical establishment.

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Alcohol Detection Devices

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Your new car may not only be able to tell you where to go, but it may also be able to tell you if you've had too much to drink.

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Mandatory Summer School?

Updated: 03/28/2011 - Representative Larry Metz proposed a bill in the House that will require college students to take summer school classes, when they can usually opt-out.

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School Lunch Food Fight

Updated: 03/28/2011 - The Senate Agriculture Committee passed Senate Bill 1312. A bill that transfers the responsibilities for the state's nutritional program from a federal program to the state's Department of Agriculture.

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