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Rate Of Kids Coming Into Foster Care Rising — But Is It Too Much?

More children are coming into Florida’s foster-care system after a sweeping child-welfare reform law went into effect 19 months ago, but officials say the state is trying to focus on what’s best for kids in difficult situations.

“You write laws to respond to the issues of the day, and those change at least annually,” said state Sen. Nancy Detert, a Venice Republican and sponsor of a number of foster-care reforms. “So our focus in today’s world is the best interests of the child in every way — safety, quality of life, the best location — and that’s all we can do.”

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Jacksonville To Determine Local Fate Of Lyft, Uber After Florida Legislature Bows Out

It’s up to the city of Jacksonville to figure out how to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to level the playing field with traditional taxis.

The state of Florida backed away from a plan to regulate vehicles for hire and sent the job back to the counties.

At Tuesday’s Vehicles for Hire committee meeting, members looked to a presentation from Broward County, where commissioners were able to come to a regulation compromise with Uber and Lyft.

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Duval County Schools Under Civil Rights Review

The Duval County school district is under review by the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office, according to a letter sent to Congresswoman Corrine Brown.The compliance review is periodically required to make sure Duval County Public Schools is …

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How Much Will That Light Display Cost This Year?

If you envision having the best lighted holiday display on the planet this year, Duke Energy can tell you how much you’ll likely spend on electricity.

The utility’s Holiday Lighting Calculator lets you enter the kind of lights you have and how many strings you plan to use and then tells you what all that light’s probably gonna cost you.

Say you want to outline your house in lights, and you want to turn them on 7 hours a night for a month.

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