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Florida’s Latino and Hispanic Voters

According to population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in June, Florida grew by 1.46 million people from 2010 to 2015 and Hispanics made up 51 percent of that growth. Registered Hispanic voters are also on the rise and now make up 2 million of the state’s 12.2 million voters. As the country’s largest swing state, political strategists have their eyes on this crucial demographic.
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Charlotte County's Republican Candidates For Sheriff

Charlotte County will choose its Republican candidate for sheriff on Aug. 30. The race includes an incumbent looking for a second term, a retired law enforcement veteran and a Punta Gorda police officer.
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Stanford Bans Hard Liquor From On-Campus Parties, Limits Bottle Sizes

As Stanford undergrads get ready for the fall semester, the university's administrators have issued a new mandate: Pack your books and calculators, but leave the fifths and handles at home.On Monday, just over a month before classes resume, the university announced a set of changes to its alcohol policy.Hard liquor will now be completely banned from on-campus parties — unless the party is hosted by groups exclusively for graduate students, and in that case, only mixed drinks are allowed. ...
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USF Experts Weigh In On Zika

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Researchers from the University of South Florida spoke Friday to state and local lawmakers, as well as the public, about the work the school is doing to fight the Zika virus.

Dr. Charles Lockwood is the Senior Vice President for USF Health and an expert in obstetrics and gynecology. While he hopes it's only hyperbole, he said he believes that Zika could be the greatest threat to babies in affected communities since polio.

Jason Walsh

It's official: Miami-Dade county has another Zika Zone with locally contracted cases. Now it's Miami Beach - after the hipster district Wynwood another tourism hotspot. In Miami Beach Restaurants, tourists and locals react differently to the news that Zika has moved in on them.

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Charlotte County will choose its Republican candidate for sheriff on Aug. 30. The race includes an incumbent looking for a second term, a retired law enforcement veteran and a Punta Gorda police officer.

A federal judge Friday sent back to state court a dispute about Florida's rules on whether third-grade students are allowed to move to fourth grade, setting the stage for a Monday morning hearing in a lawsuit filed by a group of parents.

As Florida’s health care industry is growing, so too is the need for registered nurses and other medical personnel. The competition for qualified health care professionals is high which has one state agency banking on a nurse’s patriotism to attract new hires.

Remains Of Dozier Victims Could Go To Tallahassee

Aug 22, 2016

The remains of dozens of boys who were victims of beatings and abuse at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys should be reinterred in Tallahassee, the city where lawmakers and governors were responsible for the now-closed reform school, a state task force decided Friday.

The Zika virus has changed how blood banks collect donations in Florida – and now it’s changing sperm and egg donations as well.

The tanning salon industry is feeling burned by "Obamacare."

Florida’s insurance regulators are considering two major rate increases.  The moves would raise rates for workers compensation insurance and property insurance with the state-backed company Citizens.

Florida Governor Rick Scott confirmed that Zika has spread to Miami Beach,  after at least 5 people -two residents and three tourists- contracted the virus from mosquitos in a 1.5 mile area between 8th and 28th streets. 

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