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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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Four Democrats Compete for DeSoto County Sheriff in the Primary

Four Democratic candidates hope to become Desoto County’s next sheriff. Incumbent Sheriff Will Wise is retiring. The Democratic contenders all have decades of experience in law enforcement. Craig Aument has worked for the DeSoto County Sheriff’s office for more than 30 years. He started in the county jail and worked his way up to commander. He said that’s the way to have the best trained, best prepared candidate step into office.
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Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake In Central Italy Reportedly Kills Dozens

A powerful earthquake shook central Italy overnight, killing at least 37 people, according to reports, and destroying large swaths of several towns. Victims are still being pulled from the rubble and the full extent of the devastation is not yet clear.The U.S. Geologic Service estimates that the quake, which was centered about 100 miles northeast of Rome, had a magnitude of 6.2.Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in the Apennine mountains, are among the hardest-hit towns. They're small...
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Four Democratic candidates hope to become Desoto County’s next sheriff. Incumbent Sheriff Will Wise is retiring.  The Democratic contenders all have decades of experience in law enforcement.

Craig Aument has worked for the DeSoto County Sheriff’s office for more than 30 years. He started in the county jail and worked his way up to commander. He said that’s the way to have the best trained, best prepared candidate step into office.

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.

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