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Florida's Gubernatorial Candidates On Guns, Assault Weapons Ban

The need for gun reform is top of mind for the four Democratic candidates running for Governor. They discussed that during their first televised debate.

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Fort Myers Beach Murder Suspect Arrested in Texas

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Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has announced that his country no longer needs nuclear or missile tests and that it would shut down its nuclear weapons test site. "The nuclear test site has done its job," Kim said in a statement carried by North Korea's state media. The report also said the decision was made in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump tweeted Friday night about the announcement from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said it was a...

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Tallahassee Police Department may soon be jumping on the trend of body cams as the organization begins a trial period.

Florida’s Medicinal Marijuana industry has had a newsworthy week with lawsuits, court cases, and administrative complaints. To cap off this eventful week, the Department of Health held another Marijuana workshop on Friday, which focused on packaging, labeling, and waste management.

Florida voters will be asked in November whether to automatically restore voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences. This comes as the state clemency board has been ordered to revise its process for restoring rights. Now some state candidates are weighing in.

With another hurricane season around the corner, there could be some changes to the way school districts and counties receive reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of storm shelters.

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If you had thoughts of racing in or watching the annual Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta, think again. It’s been canceled.

Cities, Counties Take Aim At State Gun Law

Apr 13, 2018

Less than two months after a 19-year-old gunman shot dead 14 students and three faculty members at a Broward County high school, city and county officials in parts of Florida are pushing back against a state firearm law they say has created a chilling effect on their ability to respond to constituents’ demands.

Before her brother took his own life, Mary Miller-Strobel said she and her father begged every store in town that sold firearms to turn him away. 

An online pharmacy that bills itself as Canada's largest is expected to be fined $34 million Friday for importing counterfeit cancer drugs and other unapproved pharmaceuticals into the United States, a sentence that one advocacy group called too light for such a heinous crime.

Florida business leaders are pushing back against a potential change to Florida’s constitution. It would require businesses to verify new workers are eligible to work in the U.S.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn wants to divest the city's employee pension fund from companies that make guns and ammo.

 

A recent staff review found that about $300,000 of the more than $800 million pension portfolio is linked to these kind of companies, according to city spokesperson Ashley Bauman. The decision to divest is ultimately up to the seven-member retirement board that oversees Tampa's employee pension fund.

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