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    Gov. Scott: All Areas Cleared of Active Zika Transmission in Florida

    Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has cleared the Miami Beach area of local Zika transmission. The newly cleared area is about 1.5 square miles between 8th and 28th streets. Florida no longer has any identified...

    Dec 9 • 88 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott: All Areas Cleared of Active Zika Transmission in Florida

    Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has cleared the Miami Beach area of local Zika transmission. The newly cleared area is about 1.5 square miles between 8th and 28th streets. Florida no longer has any identified...

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    Florida State Senator Randolph Bracy Selected Chair of Criminal Justice Committee

    Florida Senator Randolph Bracy has recently been selected to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice for the upcoming 2016-17 legislative session. The Orlando Democrat and former educator has been a passionate advocate for critical...

    Dec 9 • 54 Views • Comments Off on Florida State Senator Randolph Bracy Selected Chair of Criminal Justice Committee

    Florida Senator Randolph Bracy has recently been selected to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice for the upcoming 2016-17 legislative session. The Orlando Democrat and former educator has been a passionate advocate for critical...

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    Sen. Bill Nelson on the Passing of John Glenn

    FOLLOWING IS U.S. SEN. BILL NELSON’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF JOHN GLENN “John Glenn is the last of the original seven American astronauts who truly had the ‘right stuff.’ On top of paving the way for the rest of us, he was also a first-class...

    Dec 8 • 101 Views • Comments Off on Sen. Bill Nelson on the Passing of John Glenn

    FOLLOWING IS U.S. SEN. BILL NELSON’S STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF JOHN GLENN “John Glenn is the last of the original seven American astronauts who truly had the ‘right stuff.’ On top of paving the way for the rest of us, he was also a first-class...

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    ‘Hyper-starburst’ galaxy churns out stars, clues to universe’s evolution

    The distorted galaxy in the simulation results from a collision between two galaxies, followed by them merging. Astronomers think such a merger could be the reason why SPT0346-52 is having such a boom of stellar construction. Once the two galaxies collide,...

    Dec 8 • 63 Views • Comments Off on ‘Hyper-starburst’ galaxy churns out stars, clues to universe’s evolution

    The distorted galaxy in the simulation results from a collision between two galaxies, followed by them merging. Astronomers think such a merger could be the reason why SPT0346-52 is having such a boom of stellar construction. Once the two galaxies collide,...

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    Commissioner Adam Putnam Expands Concealed Weapon License Partnership to 46th Location

    Dec 9 • 94 Views

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that, with the addition of Okaloosa County’s second location, Florida residents can now apply for or renew concealed weapon licenses at 46 tax collector offices in 41 counties. In 2014, Commissioner Putnam implemented this first-of-its-kind partnership, which allows tax collectors to receive applications, take fingerprints and photographs and send the information to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to process the request for a con... Read more

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    Gov. Scott: LignoTech Florida to Create 50 Jobs in Nassau County

    Dec 9 • 119 Views

    Governor Scott announced today that Borregaard ASA (BRG) and Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM) have chosen Fernandina Beach as the location of their new venture, LignoTech Florida (LTF). The new manufacturing facility will be housed at RYAM’s Fernandina Beach site and will create 50 jobs in Nassau County. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Fernandina Beach has been selected as the best location for the new LignoTech facility, which will create 50 new jobs for families in Nassau County. Borregaard ... Read more

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    Florida Supreme Court: New Posting, 12/9/2016, 12:30 p.m. ET

    Dec 9 • 82 Views

    New material has been posted to the Supreme Court website in: City of Tallahassee v. Erwin Jackson (reply of Scott Maddox in Tallahassee city commission residency case) Follow the links at: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org.... Read more

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    Florida Forest Service Offers Tips for Fire-Safe Outdoor Holiday Decorating

    Dec 9 • 73 Views

    Many Floridians celebrate the holiday season with festive lights, decorations and greenery, and it is important to take care to prevent fires. Although recent rain provided temporary relief from drought conditions, the extended forecast for December reflects continued drought and warmer than normal temperatures. To ensure the safety of Florida’s citizens, homes and natural resources, the Florida Forest Service provided the following tips to reduce fire hazards in and around the home: Keep natural and artificial indo... Read more

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    Senator Bradley Files Legislation To Protect Right To Self Defense

    Dec 9 • 77 Views

    Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) today filed legislation protecting the right of self-defense for all Floridians. Senate Bill 128 corrects a misinterpretation of the “Stand Your Ground” law by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2015 Bretherick vs. State decision. “The government has the burden of proof in a criminal case from the beginning of a case until the end,” said Senator Bradley. “This fundamental premise is guaranteed in our Constitution and understood intuitively by all Floridians.” The legi... Read more

  • Rick Scott

    Gov. Scott: All Areas Cleared of Active Zika Transmission in Florida

    Dec 9 • 88 Views

    Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has cleared the Miami Beach area of local Zika transmission. The newly cleared area is about 1.5 square miles between 8th and 28th streets. Florida no longer has any identified areas with active Zika transmission. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that the remaining Miami Beach area has been cleared of any ongoing active transmission of the Zika virus. This means that Florida does not have any identified areas with active Zika tra... Read more

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    Fort Walton Beach Woman Claims Top Prize Playing the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER...

    Dec 9 • 56 Views

    Patricia Sowell poses with her check after claiming a top prize in the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game. The Florida Lottery announces that Patricia Sowell, 60, of Fort Walton Beach, claimed a top prize in the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH DOUBLER Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $3,725,000. Sowell purchased her winning ticket from Circle K, located at 65 Miracle Street Parkway Southeast in Fort Walton Beach. The ... Read more

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    Florida State Senator Randolph Bracy Selected Chair of Criminal Justice Committee

    Dec 9 • 54 Views

    Florida Senator Randolph Bracy has recently been selected to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice for the upcoming 2016-17 legislative session. The Orlando Democrat and former educator has been a passionate advocate for critical changes in the state’s criminal justice system, and has long championed needed overhauls to antiquated sentencing mandates for certain drug convictions and other offenses, a mission he hopes to continue. “My background in teaching children, and, later, service on the H... Read more

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