Email shows Rep. Larry Ahern disagreed with law he drafted

Tampa Bay Times by Mark Puente August 14, 2017 When state Rep. Larry Ahern was tabbed earlier this year to craft a bill to reform the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board, he said publicly there was no need to disband
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Hall of Fame welcomes Tallahassee Democrat legend Bill Cotterell

Tallahassee Democrat by Gerald Ensley August 11, 2017 Bill Cotterell never enters newspaper contests. He says journalists “spend too much time handing out awards for, basically, doing their jobs.” But just as Major League Baseball has an MVP trophy and
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Call for Journalists to Participate in Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop

The Florida Bar Press Release August 10, 2017 Contact: Mr. Dorohn A. Frazier dfrazier@floridabar.org The Florida Bar Phone: (850) 561-5666 The 28th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 16-17, 2017. This intensive two-day event is designed
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Town official called neighbors ‘loud mouths.’ Then he learned his text was public record

The Charlotte Observer by Anna Douglas and Caroline Metzler August 5, 2017 “Loud mouths that don’t even live in Mooresville pitching a fit.” That’s how one elected official described, in a text message to the mayor, some homeowners who were
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Morris Publishing sells The Florida Times-Union to GateHouse Media

The Florida Times-Union August 9, 2017 As part of a strategic restructuring to focus its business on lifestyle publications, property development and new business, Morris Communications Co. announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of
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City joins Sunshine investigation of BBP&Z members

The Islander by ChrisAnn Silver Esformes August 8, 2017 The city of Bradenton Beach is joining a legal investigation of several planning and zoning board members who allegedly violated Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws. At an Aug. 3 city meeting, commissioners and
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Sly moves unmasked in UF search for president

The Gainesville Sun by Cindy Swirko August 4, 2017 Chartered jets between Gainesville and Orlando, hotel reservations made under false names and billed to companies affiliated with a University of Florida trustee — all were part of the search that
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