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Gov. Scott Declares State Of Emergency In Advance Of White Nationalist Spencer's Speech At UF

Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in Alachua County in advance of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech on Thursday at the University Florida. Listen to the story airing on 89.9 WJCT-FM

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Trump Decertifies Iran Deal, Charting New Path In Middle East

President Trump decertifies the Iran nuclear deal. What now? We’ll dive in. On Friday, President Trump came out swinging, rhetorically, on the Iran nuclear deal. Said he won’t certify Iran’s complying, even though everybody basically says they are. Said it’s terrible. Said Congress needs to fix it. Said he could still pull the US out. Now what? European allies are not buying what Trump’s selling. His own administration is divided. Critics say he’s risking war. This hour, On Point: Beyond...

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Residents in Pinellas are getting an early Halloween treat: free flu vaccines.

Like many in Congress, Florida Senator Bill Nelson had been frustrated by not being able to see Puerto Rico’s hurricane destruction first hand. So Sunday he took a commercial flight to the U.S. island territory – and voiced some criticism of U.S. relief efforts.

Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in Alachua County in advance of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech on Thursday at the University Florida.


Nursing Homes Seek Variances From Generator Requirement

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As industry attorneys waged a legal battle over new rules that require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators that can power air-conditioning systems, providers worried that they cannot meet the mandate by Nov. 15 are asking for variances from the rules.

By canceling Affordable Care Act subsidies for low-income Americans this week, President Donald Trump might be undermining Obamacare in some states, the Miami Herald reported.


Few people were surprised last week when the Trump administration issued a rule to make it easier for some religious employers to opt out of offering no-cost prescription birth control to their female employees under the Affordable Care Act.


President Donald Trump is going after the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) by ending the subsidies for low-income participants. Trump critics say this will harm the working poor. There are healthcare experts, though, who say this could actually help Florida consumers. The Miami Herald's Daniel Chang will explain what happens next.

Doctors would be limited to prescribing seven days' worth of opioids for patients with acute pain and would have to check a statewide database before ordering most prescription pain medications, under a proposal filed Friday in the state House.

The 114-page bill, sponsored by House Commerce Chairman Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, incorporates proposals put forward by Gov. Rick Scott aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic that has engulfed the state.

A brewery that was offering to give free beer to University of Florida students in exchange for tickets to a white nationalist event on campus has learned that the stunt won't work.

Courtesy of Lisa Marteeny

Lisa Marteeny survived 8-to-10 feet of storm surge during Hurricane Irma in Everglades City. But her husband of nearly 13 years Lee Marteeny did not. He died at the age of 72 from a bacterial infection days after wading in nearly chest-deep floodwaters with his wife. Lisa Marteeny, 62, describes in her own words what it was like to wait out the major storm on her neighbor Adela Butler’s back porch, which is on stilts. And she talks about losing her husband days later:


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