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A closeup view of marijuana on a scale as photographed on August 30, 2014 in Bethpage, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Judge Strikes Down Pot Rule

An administrative law judge Friday struck down a rule proposed by health regulators as a framework for Florida’s new medical-marijuana industry, finding multiple flaws in the controversial rule challenged by the state’s largest nursery and other growers.

11/14/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

State Wants To Make Case Again On Children’s Health Care

Pointing to a new managed-care system and changes stemming from the Affordable Care Act, attorneys for the state are asking a federal judge to dig back into whether Florida properly provides care to children in the Medicaid program.

10/27/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Florida To Spend Millions On Ebola Preparation

In the wake of Ebola reaching the U.S., Florida state officials plan to spend millions in preparation for a possible outbreak.

10/15/2014

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Gov. Scott: Patient Being Monitored For Possible Ebola Symptoms

According to the governor, a patient is being treated for symptoms in Sarasota at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

10/04/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Scott Keeps Distance From Gay Marriage Fight

With the gubernatorial race in full swing, Florida Governor Rick Scott is keeping his distance from the topic of gay marriage considered one of the country’s thorniest issues.

09/04/2014

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Child Death Review Panel Sets Ambitious Agenda

The state panel charged with reviewing child deaths set an ambitious agenda Thursday against a tight deadline in hopes of reducing as many child deaths as possible.

08/28/2014

(Source: AP)

Reconstituted Child Abuse Death Panel Eyes New Law

The panel charged with reviewing reports of child deaths as part of Florida’s new child welfare law is undergoing changes of it’s own.

08/08/2014

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Residents Concerned About Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

The Florida Department of Health confirmed the first case of locally acquired Chikungunya, one in Miami-Dade and the other in Palm Beach County.

07/18/2014

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Pot Entrepreneurs Burned Up Over Proposed Rules

State health regulators heard an earful from growers, lawyers and lobbyists seeking to rake in some green from Florida’s new pot industry during a standing-room-only, rule-making workshop Monday.

07/07/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1st

With the start of a new month comes 157 new laws ranging from the “Florida GI Bill” to a law banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

06/26/2014

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