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News stories impacting Florida.

U.S. Supreme Court Wades Into The Florida And Georgia Water War

Oct 10, 2017
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The legal fight between Florida and Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River will move before the full U.S. Supreme Court.

Executive Office of the President of the United States / Wikimedia Commons

A Senate Republican on Tuesday proposed a measure that would create a President Ronald Reagan specialty license plate.

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A ban on professional sports franchises building or renovating stadiums on publicly owned land is ready to go to the full Florida House, after speeding through only one committee in advance of the 2018 legislative session.

Florida Opens Doors For Puerto Rican Students

Oct 9, 2017
University of North Florida

Florida is waiving rules and regulations to let public schools and higher-education institutions admit students from Puerto Rico on an emergency basis, after the island was battered by Hurricane Maria, Gov. Rick Scott has announced.

Floridastorms.org

Twenty-nine counties along the Gulf Coast and in North Florida were put under a state of emergency Thursday, as Florida prepares to feel impacts from Tropical Storm Nate, which was moving across northeastern Nicaragua.

Gov. Rick Scott said he issued the broad emergency declaration because the path of the storm remains unknown.

Still, parts of Florida, particularly in the western Panhandle and the Big Bend region, should brace for high winds, rains, storm surges and the potential for tornadoes over the weekend.

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