Capital Report: 07-12-2019

Jul 12, 2019

Florida courts have spoken and say the state’s medical marijuana distribution system is unconstitutional Blaise Gainey reports that could soon force the legislature and the industry to make changes.

It sounds like something out of a crime drama. A dirty cop plants illegal drugs on people, then arrests them. State investigators say that’s exactly what happened in one North Florida County. Lynn Hatter reports.

A new study describes the future mass redistribution of plants and animals on earth due to climate change.  An author of the study says Florida is already experiencing this migration due to global warming.  Brett Scheffers [chef-furs] is a professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Florida. He spoke with WUSF's Jessica Meszaros.

The study by UF and the University of Tasmania appears in the journal "Nature Climate Change."

Last month Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill aimed at promoting workforce training for students and adults. Recently the Tallahassee Community College Manufacturing Center hosted a ladies’ night to ensure women know those opportunities are open for them too. Regan McCarthy has more…

Hurricane Michael almost destroyed a century old piece of history when it hit Callaway, Florida. Now, the city must dismantle and piece back its one-room schoolhouse to save its historical value, Robbie Gaffney reports.

Despite recent showers the threat for wildfire continues in Florida. Research out of the University of Florida shows the dry season in the southeast United States is lasting longer, raising the risk of lightning-ignited fire. Kevin Del Orbe [del-Or-bay] has more.

What are the most critical documents you need when a hurricane strikes?  And what other financial preparations should be done ahead of time?  Tom Flanigan spoke with an expert on the subject.

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