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New Citizens CEO says higher rates needed

The new head of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. made his debut before the governor and Cabinet on Tuesday, saying the state-backed insurer needs to raise rates but conceded that the issue is a political hornet's nest. ...

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On Tap in the Capital

CLEMENCY: The Cabinet meets as the Clemency Board this morning. (8 a.m., Cabinet Room, The Capitol.) NOTE: The start time has changed to 8 a.m., an hour earlier than originally scheduled. ...

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Freddie Jackson continues taking it Nice and Slow

With 11 number one singles in his career and being a twice Grammy-nominated artist, there is no mistaking those songs or the wonderful sound of a true singer—Freddie Jackson. ...

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Urban League of BrowardCounty receives $100,000 gift

The Urban League of Broward County, a non-profit human services organization, is the recipient of a $100,000 gift from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. The contribution supports the Urban League’s efforts to expand programs and services through its new Community Empowerment Center ...

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Rae Lewis-Thornton: Still fighting AIDS at 50

During the of summer of 1992, Rae Lewis-Thornton, barely 30 years old and at the height of a promising career as a political organizer, decided it was time to tell her closest friends and loved ones that she was dying. ...

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Appeals Court Mulls ruling on prison privatization

With a prison-privatization plan all but dead, an appeals court Wednesday appeared hesitant to decide a constitutional fight about whether lawmakers improperly used the state budget to approve the plan. ...

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Does President Obama have Black folks back?

President Obama’s re-election campaign will launch its first radio ad targeting the African American community this week. The 60 second ad is focused on getting the African American community to stand with the president, and get engaged in the election process. ...

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Doubly Proud Thurston

Florida State Representative Perry Thurston and his wife Dawn are proud of their children Alison who just graduated from Princeton University in New Jersey, while son Trey graduated from South Plantation High School. ...

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Medical student honored as minority scholar by American Medical Association Foundation

Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews, a formerly underserved Medicaid patient who has just completed her first year at the Florida State University College of Medicine, is one of 13 recipients of a 2012 Minority Scholars Award from the American Medical Association Foundation. She will receive a $10,000 scholarship. ...

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Most universities asking for full 15 percent tuition hike

All but two of 11 state universities will ask the Florida Board of Governors for a 15 percent tuition increase this year, bucking Gov. Rick Scott’s push to hold down the cost of a college education. ...

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