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Staff ReportsSeptember 11, 2017
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2min186
Wal-Mart announced Monday it was “committing up to $10 million in additional support for 2017 U.S. hurricane relief efforts,” bringing its total this year to $30 million, the retailer said. “We know our associates and customers make the difference. And once again, when needed the most, they are stepping up to help in a major […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 18, 2017
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4min214
The real impact of Chinese imports on American factories has been discussed to death. But if you look closely, you can find a counter-narrative emerging. One example of that was demonstrated in Northwest Jacksonville Thursday afternoon, where Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and other local dignitaries came together for the grand opening of a 121,000 square foot […]

Jim RosicaApril 24, 2017
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5min235
A troubled measure to undo the requirement that retailers sell distilled spirits separately from other goods is back on the House calendar for this week. But a number of amendments were filed Friday night that could continue to muddle the legislation’s path to passage. The House on Tuesday will again consider the “whiskey & Wheaties” bill (SB […]

Jim RosicaApril 3, 2017
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5min440
Let freedom pour: Bills aimed at changing beer and booze regulations in Florida have cleared their latest review panel. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee OK’d measures that would allow beer distributors to give free branded beer glasses to bars and restaurants, authorize beer companies to advertise in theme parks and let craft distillers sell more […]

Les NeuhausMarch 16, 2017
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5min646
More than three-quarters of Florida’s corrections officers have less than two years’ experience. In some state prisons, a single CO will be left alone to supervise 150-200 inmates in a jail block. Contraband has become so bad, one random search of (just half) a Dade facility turned up $15,000 in street value of cocaine, seven knives, […]


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