Dara Kam - News Service of Florida

Dara Kam is the Senior Reporter of The News Service Of Florida.

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Amid a sharply partisan backdrop overshadowing nearly everything else on the ballot, Florida voters are being asked this year to settle a long-running dispute that could result in the elimination of dog racing in the state.

Duval County Supervisor of Elections

Keith Ivey has an image in his mind he can’t let go of.

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In what could be another delay for Florida’s burgeoning medical-marijuana industry, a Tallahassee judge has agreed to block state health officials from moving forward with the application process for highly sought-after medical marijuana licenses.

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On Thursday’s one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Rick Scott made his eighth trip to Puerto Rico since the storm left the U.S. territory in tatters.

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Leaving the Sunshine State’s limited train system in the dust, Florida’s gubernatorial wannabes are hopping on planes, buses and automobiles as they crisscross the peninsula making last-ditch attempts to garner votes in advance of Tuesday’s primary elections.

Jane Fonda. Alec Baldwin. Tom Steyer. George Soros. Norman Lear.

The star-studded endorsements Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has snagged in his quest to become Florida’s first black governor go on and on, capped by progressive patriarch U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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Andrew Gillum, Democrat, for Governor

This is one of a series of profiles on the major candidates for Florida governor that we're running through the Aug. 28 primary election. 

Jane Fonda. Alec Baldwin. Tom Steyer. George Soros. Norman Lear.

The star-studded endorsements Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has snagged in his quest to become Florida’s first black governor go on and on, capped by progressive patriarch U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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With one candidate equating this year’s election to the Normandy battle and another proclaiming it “the most important election in Florida’s history,” five Democrats seeking to succeed Gov. Rick Scott briefly took off the gloves in Thursday night's debate prior to the Aug. 28 primary.

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Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban greyhound racing at Florida dog tracks got a $1.5 million boost from a foundation established by Doris Day, the critter-loving movie star who’s devoted much of her life to rescuing animals.

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Rick Scott, the wealthiest governor in Florida history, filed a financial disclosure Friday as part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate that revealed new details on his elaborate finances, including hundreds of investments controlled by his wife.

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Showing virtually zero degrees of separation on issues, the Democratic challengers lining up to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott relied on gender, race and opposition to President Donald Trump to ingratiate themselves to the party’s base voters during a debate Wednesday night in Fort Myers.

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In a legal dispute that’s dragged on for more than three years and has eluded a legislative remedy, an appellate court is grappling with whether popular tabletop games are illegal slot machines or more-benign entertainment options for customers of bars and restaurants.

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Florida elections officials were wrong to block on-campus early voting sites in Gainesville and Tallahassee, lawyers for the League of Women Voters of Florida told a federal judge Monday.

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After spending nearly a century in the nation’s capital, Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith is moving to Tavares.

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The state Supreme Court has removed a Northeast Florida circuit judge because of improper conduct during a 2016 election campaign and other actions while on the bench.

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