Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum plans to launch a voter drive in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 11:51 AM

With nearly $4 million left unspent in his campaign's unofficial political committee's war-chest, Politico reports, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum appears to be ready to launch a voter registration drive. Calling it a "major announcement," for weeks, the former Tallahassee mayor has dangled what many have assumed to...

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Activists thrown from hearing on Florida bill requiring minors to get parental consent before abortion

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 9:58 AM

Florida could block teenagers from getting abortions unless their parents agree, under a bill that began moving forward Tuesday in the Republican-dominated House. The House Health Quality Subcommittee voted along mostly partisan lines for the proposal (HB 1335), which goes beyond current requirements that call for parents to be...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Volusia County unanimously approves animal abuse registry

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 5:32 PM

A countywide animal abuse registry scored unanimous approval Monday by members of the Volusia County Council. Using court documents, the registry will include people who have been convicted of felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor animal cruelty and will be available on the county website. The intent is to make...

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Florida's Space Coast firms are offering a new apprenticeship program

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 5:14 PM

The Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program (SCCAP) will be holding a town hall meeting near the Kennedy Space Center next week for students to learn more about becoming an apprentice with local space and defense firms. The group will meet Wednesday, March 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m....

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Florida lawmakers want to punish owners who abandon their pets during hurricanes

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 4:48 PM

People who leave pets restrained outside and unattended during natural or manmade disasters would face up to a year in jail or a fine of up to $5,000, under a measure approved Monday by the Senate Agriculture Committee. Sponsor Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, said the proposal (SB 1738), which would...

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YMCA of Central Florida releases new designs for family center in Orlando's Packing District

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 3:36 PM

The YMCA of Central Florida released new designs of the family center planned for Orlando's Packing District in a Tuesday announcement about the development team that will lead the construction of its 23rd location. General contractors for the two-story, 27,000-square-foot family center will include Brasfield & Gorrie, engineering firm GAI...

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Juice bike share squeezed out of Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 2:55 PM

Juice Bike Share has been squeezed out of Orlando, with service ending March 24. Juice, which launched in 2015 as the first public bike share program in Orlando, has already begun removing dock stations after its contract with the city ended, according to an email sent to members Monday....

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Florida AG Ashley Moody backs proposal to sue cities that don't cooperate with immigration authorities

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:55 AM

Attorney General Ashley Moody supports a Senate proposal that would give her the authority to file civil actions against local governments that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. "City officials must obey the laws that they swore to uphold," Lauren Schenone, a spokeswoman for Moody, said in...

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New bill excludes convicted sex workers from restoring their voting rights in Florida

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Hookers who’ve been convicted of prostitution three times, cyberstalkers and inmates who expose themselves to prison workers wouldn’t be eligible to have their voting rights automatically restored, under a House proposal aimed at carrying out a constitutional amendment approved in November. The constitutional amendment, which appeared on the ballot...

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Find free tickets to U.S.-Ecuador match at Orlando City stadium in local scavenger hunt

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 9:48 PM

Find free tickets to the U.S. Men's National Team's Thursday match against Ecuador at the Orlando City Stadium in a local scavenger hunt that starts tomorrow. In partnership with USMNT and Orlando City Soccer, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission has set up clues in 13 Central Florida hot spots to win...

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