Education
2:44 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

StateImpact FL - What A Second Term Of Rick Scott Or Charlie Crist Will Mean For Florida Education

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Education has been a top issue in Florida’s race for governor. School funding. College tuition and scholarships. Teacher training, evaluation and pay. WLRN's StateImpact Florida reporter John O’Connor looks at what would a second term for Rick Scott or Charlie Crist would mean for schools.

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Solar Energy
10:47 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Gubernatorial Race Shines Light on Solar Energy in Sunshine State

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The Sunshine State gets less than one percent of its energy from the sun. Most of its energy comes from natural gas, which it gets from out of state.

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Supreme Court to Hear Holmes Beach Case
9:48 am
Fri October 24, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Holmes Beach Fisherman's Case

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 The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case next month involving a Holmes Beach fisherman.

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Law
5:29 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders

This encampment under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami, shown in 2008, was cleared out by authorities in 2009. It was home to sex offenders who were unable to find places where they were permitted to live under Miami-Dade County's strict residency law. Although this makeshift community was broken up, homeless sex offenders continue to camp out in other areas of the county.
David Adame AP

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 8:15 pm

Miami-Dade County's sex offender residency restrictions — some of the tightest in the country — drew national attention a few years ago when an encampment of sex offenders sprang up on a causeway in Biscayne Bay. After a public outcry, local and state authorities evicted several dozen people, mostly men, from that makeshift settlement.

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Politics
4:35 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Democratic Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of

Tom Steyer recently said in a video that "climate change is not just an important issue, it's the issue. And we need leaders who will take it seriously."
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Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 4:14 pm

Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle, more than any other donor in the traditional, fully disclosed part of the political system. He recently gave $15 million to a superPAC.

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