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A petition to change the name of a mostly black Jacksonville, Fla., high school named after an early Ku Klux Klan leader has gathered nearly 90,000 signatures.  (Photo credit JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Program Model For Placing Foster Kids Being Tested

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Children and Families’ electronic system used for placing foster children across state lines is being used as the model in a national pilot project. Florida has used the […]

CBS Tampa–08/16/2014

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Feds Grant Florida 3-Year Medicaid Renewal

The federal government has granted a three-year renewal of Florida’s Medicaid managed care program.

CBS Tampa–08/02/2014

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Health Officials Warn Residents, Tourists Of Sweltering Heat

Florida health officials are warning residents and tourists to guard against sweltering heat this July Fourth weekend.

CBS Tampa–07/04/2014

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Lottery Officials Warning People Of Scams To Get Personal Information

Florida Lottery officials say their logo and letterhead are being used in scam emails seeking personal data to claim fake prizes.

CBS Tampa–07/01/2014

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Florida Gov. Signs Bill For Use Of Pot Strain

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Pam Bondi: Gay Marriage Would “Impose Significant Public Harm”

The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would “impose significant public harm.”

CBS Tampa–05/30/2014

A mother who was breastfeeding on a Delta Airlines flight is demanding an apology after two flight attendants approached her to “cover up” as she nursed her 1-year-old son.  (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Breastfeeding Passenger Says She Was Told To ‘Cover-Up’ By Flight Attendants

A mother who was breastfeeding on a Delta Airlines flight is demanding an apology after two flight attendants approached her to “cover up” as she nursed her 1-year-old son.

CBS Tampa–05/23/2014

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Health Officials Warn About Viral Mosquito Disease

The Florida Department of Health is warning residents about a viral mosquito-borne disease.

CBS Tampa–05/17/2014

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Supreme Court To Reprimand Judge Arrested For Drunk Driving

The state Supreme Court will reprimand a Tampa Bay-area judge who was arrested for drunk driving.

CBS Tampa–05/15/2014

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Senate Revives In-State Tuition Break For Graduates Living In The Country Illegally

The Florida Senate is reviving a tuition break for some Florida high school graduates who are living in the country illegally.

04/29/2014

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