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Summerfest is coming! Summerfest is coming! South Florida Get Ready for Art, Culture, and Entertainment on Historic Sistrunk Boulevard!

The City of Fort Lauderdale, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), and Fort Lauderdale’s Midtown are gearing up for two great happenings in the City this summer ...

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Groups ready for BP money fight

The payoff may be years away, but Florida stakeholders are already coordinating efforts to make sure the state gets its share of BP oil spill compensation in what could be the largest Gulf restoration effort in history. ...

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Florida colleges plan to lead nation in graduation rates

Florida’s 28 state and community colleges say they have a plan to make the state the first in the country to reach the national goal of doubling graduation rates by the year 2020 – and they think Gov. Rick Scott will back their play. ...

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State prison privatization appeal rejected

An appeals court Tuesday ruled against Attorney General Pam Bondi in a long-running battle about the Legislature’s attempt last year to privatize prisons across southern Florida. ...

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Audit finds fraud in energy office programs

An audit of the state office charged with administering grants meant to encourage energy efficiency and alternative fuels turned up nearly $3 million in potential fraud along with other financial mismanagement, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. ...

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Bertha ‘Birdie’ Meredith ‘God’s own songbird’

Bertha leaves to cherish her memory, loving daughter, Terri Meredith;grandchildren Carrington Hodge and Taijon Martin; great-grandchild, Myah Hodge; ...

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State Capitol Briefs

Afternoon Edition: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 The News Service of Florida   CRIST: EFFORTS TO MAKE IT HARDER TO VOTE 'IMPEDING' DEMOCRACY Efforts to remove voters from the rolls because of possible ineligibility, reduce early voting and other moves that may make it harder to vote are "unconscionable," former Gov. Charlie Crist said Wednesday during an appearance on MSNBC. Crist, an independent who was a ...

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State Capitol Briefs

LAWSUITS CHALLENGING VRA REACH SUPREME COURT ...

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State Farm questioned or rate hike request

State insurance officials and consumer advocates on Wednesday pressed State Farm Florida Insurance Co. over a proposed 57.3 percent increase in rental property premiums when the company is still not writing any new business. ...

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The Westside Gazette and The Mayor Jackson Comments about the Colorado Masacre (Audio)

The Westside Gazette and The Mayor Jackson Comments about the Colorado Masacre (Audio) ...

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