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PAC in State Senate Race Linked to Benacquisto Campaign and Big Sugar

Audio to come A Political Newcomer State senate candidate Jason Maughan is campaigning on a message of clean water. Maughan is challenging Fort Myers incumbent Lizbeth Benacquisto for senate district 27, which covers much of Lee County. The Sanibel lawyer wants to buy U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee to help relieve harmful discharges into the rivers bordering it. U.S. Sugar has been critical of past plans to buy the land. But, a political action committee or PAC has been attacking...
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Felons' Rights Restored, Early Voting And Other Voting Law Changes This Week

It's been another big week for voting laws — especially when it comes to the courts. More twists and turns are likely before the election. But for now, here's an update:Virginia: Felons' RightsDemocratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday that he's restored voting rights for 13,000 felons who've completed their sentences. He did so after Republicans challenged his earlier voting rights restoration plan — and won — in the Virginia Supreme Court. The court said McAuliffe didn't have the authority...
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State senate candidate Jason Maughan is campaigning on a message of clean water.

Maughan is challenging Fort Myers incumbent Lizbeth Benacquisto for senate district 27, which covers much of Lee County.

The Sanibel lawyer wants to buy U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee to help relieve harmful discharges into the rivers bordering it. U.S. Sugar has been critical of past plans to buy the land.

The Obama administration has once again refused Florida Gov. Rick Scott's request to declare a federal state of emergency because of algae blooms on the St. Lucie River.

Nearly eight years after a Sarasota County woman committed suicide, the Florida Supreme Court said Thursday her husband can pursue a lawsuit against a physician about care provided before her death.

Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine.

Everglades National Park is home to an endangered bird whose nesting habitat seemingly stands in the way of Everglades Restoration. Named after Cape Sable, the southernmost point in mainland United States, the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow is so particular about its nesting habitat that it has been nicknamed the “Goldilocks Bird.” Only when perfect conditions are met — just enough flooding, just enough fires — will the male sparrow sing and nesting begin.

A potential tropical storm is keeping local supervisors of elections on alert this weekend. The storm still remains disorganized out in the Bahamas, but it could become a tropical depression or tropical storm over the next several days.

Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican Nominee Donald Trump by 10 points in a new Quinnipiac University poll. But the poll also suggests many voters chose their candidate so the opponent wouldn't win.

One of the most hotly contested races is for the newly redrawn state Senate District 23 seat held by Nancy Detert. It's been shifted south to include Sarasota and parts of coastal Charlotte counties. The five Republicans vying for the seat during Tuesday's primary are seemingly trying to out-conservative each other.

Teams from the Florida Health Department went door-to-door in South Beach, a known Zika "hot zone" in Miami-Dade County, Wednesday.

They were telling residents about the risks of Zika, while passing along Zika prevention kits and collecting urine samples from volunteers. 

Though media was invited to attend, the DOH field workers were caught off guard.

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