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Florida Economists Project Continued Growth In State Money

Florida’s economy is continuing to grow, according to preliminary forecasts.


A picture of the sun over South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Florida Voters May Have To Decide Between 2 Solar Energy Amendments

Voters in the Sunshine State may have to choose between two rival proposals dealing with solar energy.


Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott To Touch Down In Paris To Tout Florida

Donning his Sunshine State salesman hat, Gov. Rick Scott left Friday for the Paris Air Show for what is likely to be an abbreviated weekend promo.


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Florida Leads Nation In Number Of New Self-Employed Jobs

The Sunshine State, new numbers shows, has created the most jobs with people working for themselves of any state in the nation, and positions in real estate and rentals led the way.


Honeybees are seen at the J & P Apiary and Gentzel's Bees, Honey and Pollination Company on May 19, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. U.S. President Barack Obama's administration announced May 19, that the government would provide money for more bee habitat as well as research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides to reduce the honeybee colony losses that have reached alarming rates.  (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Bee Colonies On The Rise Thanks To New Program

Florida’s managed bee colonies have increased by more than 145 percent in the last eight years, thanks to a successful partnership between beekeepers and growers.


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Florida Jobless Rate Drops Slightly In April

The Sunshine State’s jobless rate is dipping slightly.


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Florida Health Centers Get $5M From Federal Government

The Obama administration is spending $5 million to fund 10 new community health centers in the Sunshine State.


A Hialeah homeowner said a drone crashed into his bedroom window on Thursday night. No one has claimed the craft.(Source: CBS4)

Florida Could Soon Place Limits On Drone Use

The use of drones to photograph people on their own property could soon be illegal in the Sunshine State.


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Florida House Wants School Districts To Require Uniforms

The Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.


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Florida Has 6 Of The Nation’s Fastest-Growing Metro Areas

Florida is climbing the ranks of the most populous states and fast-growing cities, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.