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State Wins Tax Dispute With Seminole Tribe

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle.

01/13/2015

Gov. Rick Scott sworn in for second term.  (Source: The Florida Channel)

Seminole Tribe Atop Latest List Of Inauguration Donors

Overall contributions to Gov. Rick Scott’s inauguration festivities reached nearly a million dollars, and on Friday the Republican Party released names of four additional donors that helped make it happen.

01/09/2015

Gov. Rick Scott  (Source: CBS4)

Florida Gov. Scott Vows To Focus On Jobs During 2nd Term

Florida Governor Rick Scott is taking on his second term promising to stick to the same agenda as in his previous term.

01/02/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Florida Tribes Review New US Policy On Marijuana

Amid a new U.S. Justice Department policy allowing tribes to cultivate and grow marijuana, it is unclear what effect it will have in Florida.

12/13/2014

December 7, 2014: A person is transported to Broward General Hospital after a crash involving a bear.  (Source: CBS4)

Three Dead, Several Hospitalized After SUV Hits Bear

An SUV crashed and killed a 300-pound bear Sunday causing a chain reaction wreck which killed three and injured several others.

12/08/2014

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Judge: Florida Can’t Tax Seminole Electric, Rents

A federal judge sided with the Seminole Tribe of Florida in a dispute over tax collection.

09/13/2014

Reddish leaves belong to swamp bay trees that have been killed by laurel wilt disease. (Photo by: Ellen Allen, South Florida Water Management District,  May 16, 2014)

Tree-Killing Pest Destroying Everglades Canopy

Trees are dying in the Everglades at an alarming rate and scientists worry it will result in a major change for the ecosystem if it isn’t stopped.

05/19/2014

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Governor Scott Holds The Cards In Gambling Deal

House and Senate leaders are reaching consensus on a plan that would allow stand-alone casinos in South Florida, if voters approve. But the proposal hinges on whether Gov. Rick Scott, who’s playing his cards close to his vest, seals a deal with the Seminole Tribe.

02/14/2014

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Backers Of Broward Casino Look To Score

A new proposal pitched to the Senate Gaming Committee Monday may make the Florida Panthers the first major-league sports team linked with a casino.

12/09/2013

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Seminole Tribe Evicting Nearly 1,500 Elderly From Mobile Homes

All of the nearly 1,500 residents in the 55-and-older community of Hollywood Estates Mobile Home Park are being evicted from their homes.

CBS Miami–09/16/2012

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