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Fl Power & Light Accelerates Plans To Add Solar Power

Florida's largest electric utility intends to double its solar-energy plans for the coming year, leading solar proponents to praise the announcement --- and say they would like to see more. A month after outlining plans to build four solar plants this year, Florida Power & Light on Monday said it will put up eight such facilities by early 2018. The company anticipates the plants --- combining to create nearly 600 megawatts of power, enough for about 120,000 homes at peak production --- will...

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Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser

Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET President Trump has announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. McMaster will replace retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after revelations that he had misled top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The president made the announcement in a brief appearance before reporters at Mar-a-Lago, his resort estate in Florida on Monday. He spent part of the...

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Students Rally To Make FSU Sanctuary Campus

7 hours ago

Students for a Democratic Society want to ensure immigrants are welcome at Florida State University. Although not officially a sanctuary city, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum pushed back on President Trump’s executive order. But SDS secretary Cea Moline says more protections are needed, and there is a lack of trust.

Florida’s high court is giving the green light for death penalty prosecutions to proceed as statutory fixes near passage in the Legislature.

Rep. Charlie Crist spoke out against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order during a conference on world affairs in St. Petersburg.

Like most Democrats in Congress, Crist opposes Trump's executive order banning travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S. He said singling out countries based on religion is not the way.

"It's important to keep our country safe," he said. "But there are ways to do it that are non-discriminatory."

Fl Power & Light Accelerates Plans To Add Solar Power

7 hours ago

Florida's largest electric utility intends to double its solar-energy plans for the coming year, leading solar proponents to praise the announcement --- and say they would like to see more.

A month after outlining plans to build four solar plants this year, Florida Power & Light on Monday said it will put up eight such facilities by early 2018.

The company anticipates the plants --- combining to create nearly 600 megawatts of power, enough for about 120,000 homes at peak production --- will save customers "millions" over the lifetime of each center.

Florida’s Death Penalty Fix On A Fast Track

Feb 20, 2017

A proposal that would require unanimous jury recommendations for death sentences to be imposed sailed through its first House vetting Wednesday, receiving unanimous approval from the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Waiting Period

Feb 20, 2017

In another in a string of rulings siding with abortion-rights advocates, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a 2015 law that would have required women to wait 24 hours before having abortions.

Court Sides With Hospital in ‘PIP’ Dispute

Feb 20, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday sided with a Jacksonville hospital in a battle with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company about how much information the hospital should be required to provide about its charges.

A "stand your ground" hearing will begin for a 74-year-old retired police captain accused of shooting and killing a man during an argument at a Florida movie theater.

Florida is a prime breeding ground for invasive species that can threaten the state’s ecology and economy. For every lionfish or Burmese python that’s captured, thousands remain. And the sheer scope of the problem is pushing some lawmakers to ask how much of a difference state funding actually makes.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is crisscrossing the state calling out lawmakers by name for voting to gut two state agencies.

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