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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.
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 is ...

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 ...


 

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