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Don't Ask Gun Bill Introduced

Updated: 01/11/2011 - Doctors and other medical providers would be barred from asking patients - or the parents of child patients - if they have guns in their home under a measure that promises a major showdown between powerful lobbying groups.

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State Officials Not Immune from Threats

Posted: 01/11/2011 - Acts by mentally unstable people against Government officials are rare but not uncommon, and Florida politicians experience threats on a regular basis. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, most say it comes with the job.

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Gaming Expansion a Gamble

Posted: 01/11/2011 - A major gaming expansion is on the table in Florida as lawmakers begin to weigh the pros and cons of bringing Las Vegas Style Casino Resorts to the Sunshine State. The conversation begins almost a year after the legislature gave exclusive rights to expanded gambling to the Seminole Tribe. As Whitney Ray tells us, breaking the compact could cost Florida a billion dollars.

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Yellow Bullhead from Crystal River is New State Record

Posted: 01/11/2011 - A yellow bullhead caught in the Crystal River on Dec. 17 is the new state record for that species, a type of catfish, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists.

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Leon County Holiday Closures and Service Changes

Posted: 01/11/2011 - All Leon County offices and libraries will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. County parks and community centers will remain open.

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4 FSU Professors Join Prestigious Ranks of AAAS Fellows

Posted: 01/11/2011 - Four Florida State professors — an oceanographer, a marine biologist, a physicist and a chemist — were elevated to the rank of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Road Closure Scheduled for Bloxham Street

Posted: 01/11/2011 - Blueprint 2000 announces that Bloxham Street between South Calhoun Street and Gaines Street will be closed beginning Thursday, January 13, 2011, to accommodate the Cascade Park construction project.

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TPD: Attempted Bank Robbery at SunTrust Bank

Updated: 01/11/2011 - This morning, at approximately 7:30AM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a reported attempted bank robbery at 3575 South Blairstone Road (SunTrust Bank).

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Class Size Penalties to be Revisited


Posted: 01/11/2011 - Senate President Mike Haridopolos said lawmakers would likely revisit the issue of class size penalties this spring.

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[UPDATE] Online Poker, Vegas-Style Gaming on Senate Plate

Posted: 01/12/2011 - The panel of lawmakers that helped orchestrate the Legislature’s gaming compact with the Seminole Indian Tribe is now taking bets on whether it can bring in more winnings if non-Indian, Vegas style casinos or online poker are authorized to operate in Florida.

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Lawsuit: Min Wage Should Be $7.31, Not $7.25

Posted: 01/11/2011 - Advocates for low-wage workers sued Florida on Monday, Jan. 10, saying that minimum wage workers should have gotten a six cent raise this year.

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Florida Pension Reform?

Posted: 01/11/2011 - Florida's facing a budget shortfall in upwards of three billion dollars .. Leading republicans say one of the best ways to make up the difference is by reforming the state's pension system, but it looks like they'll have a fight on their hands. Reporter Troy Kinsey explains.

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[UPDATE] Senate Holds First Immigration Meeting

Updated: 01/11/2011 - With immigration one of the top issues in the nation’s legislatures in the wake of last year’s Arizona law, a panel of Florida senators took its first steps Monday in crafting its own law to deal with those suspected of being here illegally.

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