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Appeals Court Upholds Performance Pay Law

An appeals court Friday upheld a controversial law more closely tying teachers’ pay to how well students do on tests, ruling that the Legislature didn’t give too much leeway to the Florida Department of Education to decide how to implement the measure.

01/23/2015

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Ruling Targets Non-Lawyers Providing Medicaid Advice

The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday that took aim at non-lawyers who are paid to help people get Medicaid benefits — including seniors who need Medicaid coverage for nursing-home care.

01/15/2015

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FSU Trustees Plan Counterpunch To Negative Press

Florida State University plans a massive public-relations effort to counter negative press that has painted the school throughout the past year as favoring athletics over academics.

01/12/2015

Ozzie Russ and Stephen Schlairet feed one of their horses on their Washington County farm near Chipley. (Source: Tom Urban/NSF)

Cowboy Wedding Brings Tears, Laughter

Wearing cowboy boots and bolo ties, Steve Schlairat and Ozzie Russ exchanged wedding vows as they stood beside two saddles perched atop bales of hay on a chilly Saturday afternoon with friends and family looking on.

01/10/2015

Judge Gisele Pollack was arrested on May 1, 2014 on multiple DUI charges. (Source: BSO)

Panel Recommends Broward Judge Be Removed From Bench

A state judicial panel is recommending that suspended Broward County Judge Gisele Pollack be removed from the bench.

01/05/2015

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Court Says Wal-Mart Employee Could Have Gun At Work

A state appeals court said a Wal-Mart employee was legally entitled to have a gun at the business, but still upheld his conviction for attempted second-degree murder.

01/02/2015

Ozzie Russ and Stephen Schlairet feed one of their horses on their Washington County farm near Chipley. (Source: Tom Urban/NSF)

Gay Marriage Fight Finds Unlikely Home In Rural Panhandle

Stephen Schlairet and Ozzie Russ have almost as much in common with their neighbors in the tiny Panhandle community of Chipley as the way of life that sets them apart.

12/30/2014

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Former Miami Lakes Mayor Pizzi Wants Job Back & Back Pay

One day after the Florida Supreme court ordered that the suspension of Miami Lakes Mayor Michale Pizzi be revoked, his honor is fighting for his old job back.

12/23/2014

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi celebrates being acquitted of federal charges. (Source: CBS4)

FL Supreme Court Orders Pizzi Suspension Revoked

The attorney for Michael Pizzi, the suspended mayor of Miami Lakes, said he expects Pizzi to return to office.

12/22/2014

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Supreme Court Won’t Stop Gay Marriages In Florida

Same-sex weddings could begin as soon as January 6, 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida.

12/19/2014

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