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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 ...
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 ...
Hawaii (FOX 13) - It didn't matter which island you were on, almost everyone in Hawaii with a cell phone received emergency alerts Saturday morning, warning of a pending missile attack. Floridians vacationing in paradise say they were not prepared for feelings of fear and panic during their holiday.
We may be just a few days into the new year, but Floridians are beginning to make travel plans for 2018, a new AAA consumer Pulse survey shows. In fact, 83 percent of those of us in the Sunshine State plan to take at least one vacation of three days or more this year, requiring overnight accommodations.
Members of the Constitution Revision Commission will vote Friday on whether to allow Floridians to vote on being able to choose their electricity provider, effectively dismantling the monopoly utilities who control electricity generation and transmission in the state. Supporters say the change will significantly ...
Tampa (WFLA) - An added benefit to living in Florida is getting special resident deals at theme parks. Many theme parks are offering multi-day or annual passes at deeply discounted rates for Florida residents. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Legoland and Busch gardens announced Florida passes.
Putting jokes aside, I stand here today, at the beginning of my last year as Governor, thankful for the opportunity that we have all had to help our beloved state of Florida. I am thankful that in 2010, with the amazing support of my family, the people of Florida gave me the chance to turn our state around.
Floridians face federal prison for credit card fraud in Maine. Two unrelated cases involving seven people produce a sentence and guilty pleas in U.S. District Court in Portland. By Edward D. MurphyStaff Writer. email Writer · 207-791-6465. Share. facebook · tweet · email · print. Read Article. A Florida man ...
As part of human trafficking Awareness Month, law enforcement officials and other stakeholders are coming together to make sure Floridians know what to look for to help combat the modern day slavery practice. Listen. Listening... /. 4:02. Listen to the story! Even with awareness and education campaigns, ...
(WFLA) - As more and more Floridians represent themselves in divorce proceedings, there is a new app that can help them navigate the Family Law system more effectively. The "Florida Court Helps" app was designed by the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice. Among the resources you can ...
"You could say we are used to it, but we weren't expecting it here," Jolanta Lawrence, from Massachusetts, said. Wilma Young thought she escaped the northeast bomb cyclone. "People in Pennsylvania won't believe it's going to freeze down here, too," she exclaimed. Both women are staying on their boats ...
Temperatures have dipped into the 30s in many parts of Southwest Florida Thursday morning. And the low temperatures have Floridians reconsidering their life choices. To help get us through this trying time (#FloridaWinterStrong), here are seven things Floridians do to get through the 5-day winter blues.
The sunshine state city of Tallahassee received one tenth of an inch of the white stuff on Wednesday. Stop whining Florida, this is the coldest place in the US right now. And that meager dusting was still enough to excite young locals who had never seen it before. Nick Dombek said his five year-old son ...
As we kick off 2018, a message to Florida lawmakers: Don't quit while you're ahead. Last year, our legislators kept many New Year's resolutions: trimming the fat from the state budget, making sure taxpayers kept more of their hard-earned money, and expanding educational opportunity for children across ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Winter in Florida does not compare to up north, but a winter survival kit is something you should have in your car. A winter survival kit doesn't necessarily sound like something Floridians would have in the trunk of their car, but with temperatures feeling colder than we're used ...
"We are dedicated to protecting Florida's consumers, and I'm proud that we recovered more than $2.6 million for Floridians this year," said Commissioner of agriculture Adam H. Putnam. "Anyone can call our 1-800-HELP-FLA consumer hotline or visit FreshfromFlorida.com to file a complaint, find information ...
A new phone app can help the tens of thousands of low-income Floridians who must defend themselves in family court because they can't afford a lawyer. The Florida Courts Help app provides access to information and documents needed to divorce, seek a protection order, adopt and other family law ...
But while hurricane preparedness remains a critical issue affecting millions of Floridians, many don't have the money to make their homes more resilient. As Florida's largest provider of specialty financing (known as PACE) for resiliency and efficiency projects, we joined the "Get Ready, Florida!" campaign ...
Chicago, Il - JANUARY 10: Dr. Anne Furey Schultz examines Alice Corcoran, who was experiencing flu-like symptoms, at Northwestern Memorial hospital on January 10, 2013 in Chicago City. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention flu is widespread in 41 states. The CDC has ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Violations of the "Do Not Call" list topped Floridians complaints to the Florida Department of agriculture and consumer Services in 2017. In 2017, the department received 40,855 complaints and responded to 215,870 calls, 16,247 emails and 11,464 online chats from ...
The deadline to sign up under the special enrollment period allowed to Floridians is Sunday. "However, during the special enrollment period, Floridians cannot sign up or make changes online through healthcare.gov," said Christie Hyde DeNave, senior media relations consultant for Florida Blue, one of ...
Floridians still have time to sign up for Affordable Care Act. A majority of Americans would prefer that President Trump make Obamacare work rather than watch it fail. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). 10News Staff , WTSP 3:46 AM. EST December 28, 2017. Rudy Figueroa (R), an insurance agent from Sunshine ...
As we kick off 2018, a message to Florida lawmakers: Don't quit while you're ahead. Last year, our legislators kept many New Year's resolutions: trimming the fat from the state budget, making sure taxpayers kept more of their hard-earned money, and expanding educational opportunity for children across ...
That's the message from former FEMA Director Craig Fugate in releasing a new survey showing many Floridians are not ready for this threatening new dynamic. The survey, commissioned by the National Hurricane Survival Initiative, found that 51 percent of Floridians say they were caught unprepared in at ...
The data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 1,566 Floridians died from a class of drugs that includes fentanyl in 2016, up sharply from the 610 people the year before. Heroin deaths increased from 567 to 669 in the same time period, the slowest rate of increase since 2010.
Floridians who didn't buy health insurance through Obamacare by the deadline last week may still be able to enroll. ... Still, more than 700,000 Floridians selected or were automatically re-enrolled in Obamacare plans during the final week of regular enrollment, bringing the state's six-week enrollment total ...
The remains of a home destroyed by Hurricane Irma in Goodland, Florida, where the storm made landfall. - Mitchell Hartman/Marketplace. Listen To The Story. Marketplace. Download download; Embed embed. Embed Code.
With the ocean waves proverbially lapping at their feet, you'd think the warming of the planet would be a hotter topic for Floridians on twitter. Not so, a new analysis shows. Southeast residents, in general, don't tweet about climate change nearly as much as their counterparts in the Pacific Northwest -- or ...
Florida's congressional delegation may grow by two, to 29, in 2020 based on new Census numbers and population projections by the Manassas, Va.-based political consulting firm election Data Services. The U.S. Census estimates Florida's population is now 20.98 million, with the state growing at a 1.6 ...
Organizers with the grassroots group Floridians for a Fair democracy, which is pushing the proposal, are confident that it will qualify. And when it does, the rights Restoration Initiative could turn out to be the most important initiative in the country next November. The implications for how we define our ...
A new phone app can help the tens of thousands of low-income Floridians who must defend themselves in family court because they can't afford a lawyer. The Florida Courts Help app provides access to information and documents needed to divorce, seek a protection order, adopt and other family law ...


 

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