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Susan Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS Congress finally could be forced to make fundamental changes to the federal flood insurance program this summer, and Floridians could be unfairly treated and face soaring premiums unless the conversation changes. Clock
In 2015, Sgt. Samuel Samaroo, 43, didn't hesitate to make an organ donation to keep his son off a waiting list of up to three years. Associated Press. SARASOTA -- An organization says 10 million Floridians have signed up to donate organs and tissues through its donor registry. Donate Life Florida says Florida's registry ...

These are just three of the nearly 1,200 submissions Gov. Rick Scott received via a "public input" page his office set up shortly after the Parkland school shooting. Floridians across the state used the portal to vent their frustrations and lay bare their fears after a mass shooting that rattled the state and nation.
The Troup County Sheriff's Office arrested a male suspect Sunday who was allegedly involved in the stabbing of three people Saturday in Bradford County, Florida. The male, Quandrell Steele, of Bradford County, Florida and a female, Cindy Moore, were arrested, according to a TCSO press release.
Authorities in Georgia have arrested a man suspected of stabbing and robbing three people in Florida. The Troup County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Sunday that Quandrell Steele was taken into custody along with Cindy Moore, a woman who allegedly fled with him from Florida. It's unclear what ...
These are just three of the nearly 1,200 submissions Gov. Rick Scott received via a “public input” page his office set up shortly after the Parkland school shooting. Floridians across the state used the portal to vent their frustrations and lay bare their fears after a mass shooting that rattled the state and nation.

The poll from Quinnipiac University shows that a full 62 percent of Floridians back a ban on assault weapons; only 33 percent are against the idea. The rest of the poll reads like the worst fevered nightmares of Marion Hammer, the NRA mega-lobbyist who has turned Florida into a gun-packed hellscape ...
These are just three of the nearly 1,200 submissions Gov. Rick Scott received via a "public input" page his office set up shortly after the Parkland school shooting. Floridians across the state used the portal to vent their frustrations and lay bare their fears after a mass shooting that rattled the state and nation.
Proposal 22, sponsored by Commissioner John Stemberger and drafted by former Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell, was designed to alter the privacy provision already found the Florida Constitution, adding 10 words: “with respect to privacy of information and the disclosure thereof.” Calling it an ...
More people in Florida are using an HIV prevention drug, but the Sunshine State still lags behind other regions of the country despite having one of the nation's highest ... A new interactive data map released by AIDSVu shows that about 32 out of every 100,000 people in Florida were PrEP users in 2016.
Greg Steube, who sponsored the bill, said that the idea of year-round daylight time has enormous support among Floridians. "I've heard from mayors across the state that it's going to save them money because they don't have to light their softball fields at night," Steube said, according to the Miami Herald.
As the conversation for gun control has increased since the Parkland school shooting, Floridians appear to be in favor for stricter gun-control policies, according to a new poll. The Business & Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) survey found that 70 percent of Florida voters want stricter gun policy compared ...
If you've bought a house in the Bay area or at the start of hurricane season, you might have spent a lot of time looking at the flood and storm surge maps for your area. Those can typically help you figure out if you need flood insurance. But now, the man who oversees the National Flood Insurance Program, ...
City workers inspect the Dania Beach parking lot which has been shut down for three days due to flooding and tons of sand flowing into the parking area as ocean swells continue to push onto South Florida's coast Tuesday. (Susan Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS). If you're a homeowner in Florida relying on ...
... as the lack of a state income tax continues to drive the wealthy to the Sunshine State. Among the Floridians on the list: Kenneth Feld, the chairman of Palmetto-based Feld Entertainment who resides in Tampa. The 69-year-old's net worth is $2.5 billion and ranks 28th among Florida billionaires and No.
The PPP survey of 574 Florida voters shows that 67 percent of Floridians believe cities should be allowed to raise the minimum wage higher than the state's $8.25 level. Just over a quarter (28 percent) disagreed; five percent reported they were “not sure.” That includes 53 percent of Republicans, ...
Floridians want gun control. What they do not want, by a 56-40 margin, is armed teachers in their schools, Quinnipiac found. Remember these results next month when the Florida Legislature passes its post-Parkland "safety" bill that does absolutely nothing to restrict gun sales while spending millions to try ...

While several citizens spoke in defense of the Second Amendment at Tuesday's hearings, many young people, including students from Parkland, parents and ordinary Floridians pleaded with lawmakers for change. "We need each of you to step away from politics and reach in as parents and grandparents," ...
Buffalonians living in Florida are getting ready to bite into some Bocce Club pizza, Platter's Chocolates sponge candy and other Western New York delicacies they left behind for the Sunshine State. The second annual Everything Buffalo party will serve up Queen City food, drink and entertainment to ...
Reid said, "One-third of Floridians own guns." Reid's claim is accurate based on a 2015 survey that showed that 32.5 percent of Floridians owned guns 2013. However, experts said that the national survey data was not meant to represent the state level. Having said that, experts agreed there hasn't been ...
More Floridians are using HIV prevention protocol, but state still behind other regions: More people in Florida are using an HIV prevention drug protocol, but the Sunshine State still lags behind other regions of the country despite having one of the nation's highest rates of new infections. A new interactive ...
This 84-year-old grandmother is in total admiration of the young people in Florida and across our country who are taking action to make change happen. We call them "kids" but they are taking responsibility in ways which are definitely mature and adult. Would that we all were so committed to make efforts ...
A majority of Floridians support a ban on the sale of assault weapons, including a majority of Florida gun owners, according to a poll conducted this week by the Florida Senate Republican leaders. The measure is the latest sign that the bills drafted by the House and Senate and expected to be unveiled on ...
Buffalonians living in Florida are getting ready to bite into some Bocce Club pizza, Platter's Chocolates sponge candy and other Western New York delicacies they left behind for the Sunshine State. The second annual Everything Buffalo party will serve up Queen City food, drink and entertainment to ...
On Feb. 20, the Constitution Revision Commission will be in Jacksonville seeking input from us on some important business that could greatly affect our daily lives. The Constitution Revision Commission will propose changes to the Florida Constitution. And we have the chance to share our thoughts on these proposals ...
Reid said, "One-third of Floridians own guns." Reid's claim is accurate based on a 2015 survey that showed that 32.5 percent of Floridians owned guns 2013. However, experts said that the national survey data was not meant to represent the state level. Having said that, experts agreed there hasn't been ...
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter, who ...
“If there are students under DACA studying at FAU, it is good news for them to see that Floridians are supporting them to stay in the USA,” Escaleras said. The Business & Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) survey finds 58 percent of Floridians are in favor of granting permanent legal status for DACA ...
Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Rhesus Macaque in Agra, India (file). Show Caption Hide Caption. Previous Next. LEE COUNTY, Florida — A new amendment to a General Prohibition Rule in the State of ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A majority of Floridians feel that things in the state are on the "right track," according to a Mason-Dixon Florida poll. While about 21 percent of Floridians say things in the state are on the "wrong track," and 19 percent are unsure, 60 percent feel things in Florida are on the "right track," ...
Most Floridians want the right to rent out a bedroom, or their whole home, or their rental property, as short-term lodging for vacationers. A new survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy and released Tuesday finds that 73 percent of Floridians believe they and their neighbors should have the ...
Most Floridians want the right to rent out a bedroom, or their whole home, or their rental property, as short-term lodging for vacationers. A new survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy and released Tuesday finds that 73 percent of Floridians believe they and their neighbors should have the ...
Floridians, Others Awake To False Tsunami Warning. The National Weather Service is investigating why some people received a false tsunami warning on Tuesday. By Paul Scicchitano, Patch Staff | Feb 6, 2018 11:50 am ET | Updated Feb 6, 2018 1:14 pm ET ...
This November, the voters of our state may finally have an opportunity to outlaw the utterly barbaric “sport” of greyhound racing. These marvelous animals are forced to live miserable existences in near-constant confinement, and are often destroyed immediately upon suffering a serious injury. Or they'll be ...
SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Forest service firefighters try to burn at least 50,000 acres during prescribed burns each year. On Jan. 1 they were at 50 percent and the race is on to burn 25,000 more before storms and lightning begin igniting the state. Florida Forestry officials burned more than ...
Most Floridians believe that the president and vice president of the United States should be elected by the national popular vote, according to the results of a recently released survey. The survey of 1,000 registered voters was conducted by Florida Atlantic University's Business and Economic Polling ...
Giving an unelected council the power to strike regulations that businesses don't like is an attempt to skirt the legislative process and leaves the people of Florida at risk. Consider two examples of regulations that “restrict” business and what their repeal means for Floridians. After Hurricane Andrew ...
“Today, the Florida House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed this proposal in a bipartisan vote to give Floridians the chance to go to the polls and vote to make it harder for politicians in Tallahassee to raise taxes and fees.” Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, is considering running for governor this year.
A proposed Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) amendment on “privacy” for the 2018 ballot could unravel protections guaranteed to Floridians, according to one of the lawmakers who wrote the state's 1980 privacy amendment. The proposal, sponsored by Constitution Revision Commissioner John ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - When Floridians head to the polls in November, the ballot will include an amendment to restore voting rights to former felons. According to the Florida Division of Elections, more than 800,000 Floridians signed a petition by Floridians for a Fair Democracy to put the "Voting ...
Floridians for Fair Democracy, led by Desmond Meade, of Orlando, successfully gathered more than 799,000 certified signatures in their years-long petition drive, just a week before the deadline to reach the required total of about 766,000. Because of that, the state on Tuesday certified the initiative for the ...
However, a study released earlier this month by researchers at the Citadel, one of the military's major universities, issues a warning. Though the United States might not be done in by North Korean rockets or Russian disinformation campaigns, the American empire might just crumble because Floridians ...
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Floridians spend nearly $2,800 annually on energy. For a person living at the poverty line, that translates to 23 percent of their individual income. These expenses saddle people in communities who can least afford them and leave them to make ...
Mildred Holton of Lakeland is one of those Floridians receiving aid. After the death of her husband, Holton was left struggling to make her mortgage payments. "I was struggling," Holton said. "I mean, really struggling." In 2016, things got much worse after her children moved out of the home. She fell over a ...
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Floridians spend nearly $2,800 annually on energy. For a person living at the poverty line, that translates to 23 percent of their individual income. These expenses saddle people in communities who can least afford them and leave them to make ...
Under the current Electoral College system, Floridians essentially vote for a group of electors. If a Republican presidential candidate—for example—wins the popular vote in Florida, the GOP candidate would then gain the state's 29 electoral votes. And, the presidential candidate needs a total of 270 or ...
FOR A CROSS SECTION OF AMERICAN travelers, home is literally where the heart is, whether at a high-way truck stop off Interstate 75 or at one of the South Florida campgrounds, parks and resorts that are destinations for many RVers each year. They arrive in condos on wheels, RVs that range from ...
Under the current Electoral College system, Floridians essentially vote for a group of electors. If a Republican presidential candidate—for example—wins the popular vote in Florida, the GOP candidate would then gain the state's 29 electoral votes. And, the presidential candidate needs a total of 270 or ...
As the new year begins, many are starting to put together any travel plans they want to make for 2018, and according to the American Automobile Association, there are going to be a lot of Floridians among them this year. 83 percent of Floridians plan to take at least one vacation in 2018, AAA reports based ...
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen joined Florida's local, state, federal and private partners to commemorate National AMBER Alert Awareness Day held annually on January 13. “When a child is abducted or goes missing, every minute counts. Citizen-provided ...


 

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