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Seminole Indian Patchwork

We explore Seminole Indian Patchwork. The Seminole Tribe of Florida adopted the colorful clothing shortly before 1920. Designs used on women’s skirts today are extremely intricate. It’s a technique that has been passed down from generation to generation and now there’s a commercial market for it. Seminole patchwork is a creative source of cultural pride and artistic achievement. Our guests are several women who make, teach, wear and show Seminole patchwork.
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Florida News

Florida House Committee Approves Gambling Pact

Lawmakers are a step closer to approving a gambling compact made between Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.The House Regulatory Affairs Committee Tuesday advanced the compact that would expand gambling for the Seminole Tribe and for casinos in South Florida. The deal, which needs approval from the Legislature, guarantees the Seminole Tribe would pay $3 billion to the state over the next seven years.The committee also passed an amendment proposed by Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R...
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Court Orders Government To Explain The Holdup With 7,000 Clinton Emails

A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to file court briefs by Wednesday explaining why some portion of the remaining Hillary Clinton emails, subject to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Vice News, cannot be produced by Feb. 18.U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras said after a 30-minute hearing in federal court in Washington, D.C., that the government "has put me between a rock and a hard place" with respect to 7,000 pages of yet-to-be-released Clinton emails from her...
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A bill allowing children to attend any public school of their choosing, regardless of the district, continues moving in the Florida legislature. But lawmakers got hung up on an amendment to the bill regarding how enrollment preferences are given to businesses or people who donate land.

Lawmakers At Odds Over Death Penalty Reforms

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In its Hurst versus Florida ruling, the US Supreme Court found Florida’s death penalty sentencing scheme unconstitutional. Now it’s up to the Florida Legislature to fix this system, but the question is how.

Despite early indications the Florida Legislature was ready to move forward with civil rights protections for the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community, the measure appears finished.  Three times the Senate Judiciary committee attempted to secure a favorable vote for the proposal. 

Florida is pushing ahead with new restrictions for the state’s abortion providers while earlier restrictions are locked up in court.  A 24-hour waiting period approved last year came before the First District Court of Appeals Tuesday.

The so called Pastor Protection Act is moving forward in the Florida Senate while it awaits a hearing on the House floor. And while some are pushing against the legislation saying it unfairly targets the state’s same sex community, others are pushing to expand it.

A coalition of voting rights groups is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5).  

After School Programs Anticipate Changes in Funding

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  Long-standing after-school programs in Florida that help thousands of at-risk kids with homework, mentoring and gang prevention could face significant changes in how state funding is distributed to th

Advice to Florida's recent film school graduates: if you want to make a living, pack up and move to another state.

Lawmakers are a step closer to approving a gambling compact made between Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

The House Regulatory Affairs Committee Tuesday advanced the compact that would expand gambling for the Seminole Tribe and for casinos in South Florida. The deal, which needs approval from the Legislature, guarantees the Seminole Tribe would pay $3 billion to the state over the next seven years.

The committee also passed an amendment proposed by Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami. It would shift future approval of gambling expansion to voters statewide.

University of South Florida students from both sides of the political aisle are getting fired up about the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump on Friday.

‘The Donald’ as he’s known in some circles, is expected to be speaking to thousands of students and Tampa Bay Area residents when he arrives at the USF Sun Dome Friday night about his politics.

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