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Pot Back In Political Spotlight In Florida

Voters next November will almost certainly have the chance to again decide whether Florida should legalize medical marijuana, after narrowly rejecting an almost-identical proposal a year ago.A Quinnipiac University poll last month found that nearly 90 …

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Training Exercise Sparks Evacuation Of Castillo De San Marcos

The Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine was evacuated midday Wednesday after reports of people acting suspiciously with a backpack.

The fort, the most popular attraction in St. Augustine, reopened after about 30 minutes, according to St. Augustine police.

Someone told police that a man and two women with a backpack at the fort didn’t have the backpack with them when they left.

Police found the three and learned they were part of a group of five  an instructor from Flash Point International, a security business in DeLand, and four students.

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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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