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Less Than a Third of Students Retaking FCAT Pass

Posted: 05/12/2011 - Of the more than 22,000 12th-grade students retaking the FCAT reading exam, 15 percent passed. Twenty-one percent of about 7,000 seniors passed a retake in math. Passing both exams is required to receive a regular high school diploma.

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Publix Rolls Out New Coupon Policy

Updated: 05/12/2011 - Currently, the chain's 1,034 stores follow broad guidelines letting customers use coupons from Publix, the Internet, manufacturers and competitors. The new guidelines clarify what had often previously been left up to the interpretation of individual store employees.

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Derailed Healthcare Train Again Doom De-reg Items

Posted: 05/12/2011 - A giant health-care deregulation bill drew little attention as it moved steadily through this year’s legislative session --- free of an abortion-ultrasound provision that caused a veto in 2010.

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[UPDATE] Leon Co. Commissioner Proctor Owes $80K to Elections Commission

Posted: 05/13/2011 - Leon Co. Commissioner Bill Proctor owes $82,017, stemming from a 1999 case that included 206 counts against Proctor. That reportedly prompted Proctor to call the panel the “funkiest and foulest low-life demons in existence against black political empowerment since the Ku Klux Klan.”

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6-Foot Gator Bites Trapper

Posted: 05/12/2011 - 6-foot-long gator tries to avoid capture by biting trapper on the leg.

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May 11th Named "Patricia Stephens Due" Day

Updated: 05/11/2011 - Local civil rights activist, Patricia Stephens Due, was issued a proclamation by Mayor John Marks Wednesday in an emotional presentation.

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2 Teens Accused of Attacking School Bus Driver

Posted: 05/11/2011 - Authorities say two teenagers pushed and repeatedly punched a school bus driver who had pulled over after they refused to close their windows because the air-conditioner was on.

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Citizens Board Aprroves $1.4 Billion in Insurance

Posted: 05/11/2011 - Citizens Property Insurance Corp will return to the private re-insurance market to help pay for hurricane claims during the upcoming season in an attempt to begin weaning the state-backed insurer off taxpayer assessments in the event of a catastrophic storm.

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Law for All

Updated: 05/11/2011 - The Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association held the 9th annual "Law for All." Lawyers gave free advice regarding civil issues.

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Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives

Updated: 05/11/2011 - Florida lawmakers ate up the agriculture commissioner's 'school lunch take-over plan', but what will it mean for your student? Click the story for a generous serving of the 'healthy schools for healthy lives' bill.

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TaxWatch Impact on Florida Session

Posted: 05/11/2011 - One of the victors of the 2011 legislative session is the nonpartisan research group Florida TaxWatch.

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Mandatory Septic Tanks Inspections Delayed

Updated: 05/12/2011 - A bill to repeal mandatory septic tank inspections died in the Florida legislature, but some last minute maneuvering by legislative leaders froze the inspections for one more year.

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