Housing Market
1:35 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Fishkind Commentary: Making Sense Of New Housing Market Data, And Why It Matters To Florida

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New reports on the national, state, and local housing markets have just come out, and 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says there are some surprises among the numbers. This week, he walks us through the highlights of the new reports. But first, he explains why housing market numbers – even national ones – are important for Floridians in particular.

Governor's Race 2014
10:38 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Crist Kicks-Off 'Kitchen Table Tour'

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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist kicked-off his ten-day “Kitchen Table Tour” Monday. Crist is traveling the state talking to middle-class Floridians and one of the first stops on his tour was in Sarasota.

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Big Cypress National Preserve explores protections
9:53 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Big Cypress National Preserve Explores Protections Under Federal Wilderness Act

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The Big Cypress National Preserve is looking into federal wilderness protections, but there are exemptions for oil and gas exploration.

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Greyhound Racing
3:12 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Greyhound Racing

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In all likelihood, legislation aimed at removing a state requirement which allows other forms of gambling at the state’s dog tracks only as long as dog racing also remains will be brought up in next year’s legislative session. One greyhound advocacy group is already working to drum up support.

Animals
2:45 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

A manatee swims underwater in the springs of Crystal River, Fla. — home to a group of residents who have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, demanding that the agency consider removing the animals from the endangered species list.
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Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 6:39 pm

They're large, even ungainly. But there may be no animal more beloved in Florida than the manatee.

Sorry, dolphins. It's the manatee that is the state's official marine mammal. But as manatees meander through Florida's shallow bays, rivers and canals, they often encounter people. And that's where problems arise.

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