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Criminal Justice Chairman Says Department Lied About Broward Rehab Program

Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones has landed in the Legislature’s cross hairs for plans to close a prison rehabilitation program in Broward County to open up more office space.
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Here's Where The Delegate Math Stands Before Tuesday's Indiana Primary

Every week, we say the next race is pivotal, perhaps decisive even. Every week, it's... true, but in different ways.This week really could be decisive for Donald Trump and potentially the last stand for the #NeverTrump movement. That's because if Trump sweeps all 57 Indiana delegates Tuesday (the second most delegates in any remaining GOP contest behind California), his path to the nomination would be very clear. He would have crossed the 1,000-delegate threshold and be 85 percent of the way...
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Collier County is dredging sand out of Clam Pass to stop mangroves from dying. The waterway is the entry point to three bays and more than 300 acres of mangroves.

About eight acres of mangroves have already died.

Naples voice actor Peter Thomas died Saturday.  He was 91. He joined the Army after graduating from high school in 1943 and was sent to Omaha Beach the day after D-Day. He received five battle stars, including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his military service in five major campaigns including the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.  

It's the time of year when wooden stakes and yellow plastic tape are boxing off sections of sand on area beaches.

Turtle nesting season begins this week.

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The Department of Environmental Protection has put Florida Power and Light on notice.

The utility company now has less than three weeks to provide any information about the Turkey Point nuclear power plant’s canals - and the seepage of contaminants into Biscayne Bay and beyond.

Thirty-nine cooling canals surround the power plant.

More children in Florida had a parent in prison than nearly anywhere else in the country, according to a report released Friday.

State inspectors say a failing sewage plant in southwest Florida pumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of inadequately treated liquid sewage into nearby mangroves earlier this year.

In a hastily arranged meeting Friday morning, Florida’s Cabinet members interviewed three more insurance commissioner candidates, promoting deputy commissioner David Altmaier.  In the two previous hearings, the governor and CFO have clashed over nominees.

Puerto Rico—a U-S territory—has reported its first Zika-related death, and a Florida Senator says it won’t be the last if Congress does not start taking the mosquito-borne disease seriously.

Governor Rick Scott is continuing his tradition of trying to lure business from Democratically led states. Scott is targeting California, but  it doesn’t look like he’s getting a warm welcome.

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Scott released a radio ad in advance of his trip. It claims a minimum wage increase in California will lead to 700-thousand lost jobs.

Bill Nelson, D-Florida, is one of 18 senators asking President Barack Obama to deny permits for seismic gas testing off the Atlantic coast.


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