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Darren Soto defends missed vote as opportunity to explore Puerto Rico crisis

State Sen. Darren Soto missed a critical partisan floor vote in February because he went to Washington D.C. where he attended fundraising activities, but his U.S. Congress election campaign said he did so because he had a unique opportunity to discuss Puerto Rico with key members of Congress. Soto’s Feb. 23 trip to Washington D.C., […]

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Council Approves Permit To Reopen The Woodlands

On Thursday, the Unified Government Commission in Kansas City, Kansas, voted unanimously to approve The Woodlands' request for a special use permit. According to an article in the Wyandotte Daily Online, The Woodlands will apply to operate the maximum 750 slot machines. The facility will also ask the state Legislature to approve a measure to lower the […]

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Congressional GOP beginning to accept Donald Trump as nominee

Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept, and even embrace, an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee. In the wake of the businessman’s commanding wins in five Eastern states this week, a growing number of lawmakers say that Trump is taking on an air of inevitability. Some argue they should […]

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Bradford County phosphate meeting blowup caught on video, snares VIP Steve Pieczenik

Activists opposed to phosphate mining in Union and Bradford Counties got into a videotaped scuffle at a Bradford County Commission meeting that ended with the forcible removal of  a local VIP named Dr. Steve Pieczenik, a Republican heavyweight and business partner of bestselling novelist Tom Clancy.  Pieczenik, a former State Department official and author, served in the Ford, Carter, […]

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David Altmaier named Insurance Commissioner

A former high school math teacher was named on Friday as the next Florida Insurance Commissioner. David Altmaier, 34, currently a deputy commissioner at the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR), starts on Monday. He’ll make $165,000 a year. The selection caps off weeks of indecision as Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater deadlocked […]

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Equibase Analysis: Contention Goes Deep In Wide Open San Francisco Mile

The Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile brings together a field of 14, seven of which ship from Southern California where there is currently no turf racing. Leading the field in terms of accomplishments in the past year is the winner of this race in 2015, G. G. Ryder, who finished last of 12 when […]

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‘Derby Preview Party’ To Benefit Second Stride Set For May 2

Don't be shut out at the office when someone asks, “Who's your Derby horse?” Whether you're a racing novice to aficionado, a quintet of racing's most respected analysts and turf journalists can help you hone in on your Kentucky Derby selection by sharing their views and insights as part of the major fundraiser for Second […]

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