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By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 5, 2013......The House passed an elections overhaul bill by an overwhelming margin Tuesday, tacitly admitting that lawmakers went too far in 2011 with a bill that had reduced early voting days and is now blamed for some of the snafus that plagued the 2012 elections. House members voted 118-1 to approve the measure (HB 7013), whi ...

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NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA HAS: FIVE QUESTIONS FOR DARRYL ROUSON

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA   THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 26, 2013..........Last week, Rep. D-St. Petersburg, was elected House Democratic leader for 2014 to 2016. It's a marker on a long road for Rouson, 58, who has been both homeless and a drug addict. He built his recovery on his work as a lawyer and as president of the St. Petersburg NAACP. A former Republican who supported ...

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ARMING TEACHERS, WARNING SHOTS IN ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ BEFORE LEGISLATORS

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 28, 2013.......The state's self defense law would say people can fire warning shots to fend off attackers without fear of prosecution and teachers would be able to pack heat on campus under bills now before legislators. Freshman Rep. Neil Combee, R-Polk City, filed a bill on the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Trayvon ...

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Congressional Everglades Caucus Co-Chairmen Hastings and Diaz-Balart Introduce Comprehensive Bill

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressmen Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Everglades Caucus, introduced the bi-partisan Everglades for the Next Generation Act. The legislation authorizes sorely needed Central Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects that are shovel-ready, but have been delayed by Congressional inaction. It also provides the Army Corps of ...

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FORT LAUDERDALE/BROWARD NAACP CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH “THE LAW AND THE BLACK JUDGE” A TRIBUTE TO THE SIX BLACK JUDGES SERVING ON BROWARD COUNTY’S 17TH CIRCUIT

FORT LAUDERDALE/BROWARD NAACP CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH  “THE LAW AND THE BLACK JUDGE” A TRIBUTE TO THE SIX BLACK JUDGES SERVING ON BROWARD COUNTY’S 17TH CIRCUIT                                                                                                  WHO:             Fort Lauderdale/Broward Branch NAACP   WHAT:           On February 28, 2013, the NAACP will celebrate Black History mon ...

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LEGISLATURE ASKS SUPREMES TO STOP REDISTRICTING CASE

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, February 18, 2013..........Lawyers for the Legislature have asked the Florida Supreme Court to block a Leon County judge from reconsidering the map for state Senate districts, opening up a new front in the long-running battle over the requirements of the state's new redistricting standards. The filing comes about a month after Leon Co ...

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News Release: The U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of the State of Florida in Case of “Dog Sniff” Establishing Probable Cause During Traffic Stop

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The United State Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the State of Florida in Florida v. Clayton Harris, deciding that police dog Aldo’s sniff constituted probable cause for Liberty County K-9 Officer William Wheetley to search Clayton’s Harris’s vehicle for illegal drugs. The Court’s decision is important to law enforcement officers throughout the nation because it clarifies the legal st ...

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HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY 2013!

The day has arrived that’s celebrated all across the United States, in memory of the creators of this great country-The Presidents’ Day. Warm wishes from  the  Westside gazette to all of you out there on this special occasion! The day marks the celebration of the birthdays’ of the first President of the United States of America-George Washington and the abolisher of slavery-Abraham Lincoln. Their actual bir ...

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Please Consider | African-American Moms Raise 8K for Children’s School

I hope all is well with you.   I would love to gauge your interest regarding four African-American mothers that raised over $8,000 for their children's school through the Box Tops for Education program.   The Box Tops for Education program, created by General Mills, is an easy way for community members to support schools. Each participating brand carries a “Box Top” coupon worth 10 cents to a scho ...

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