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Prison reform bill in the works

A reform bill to end minimum mandatory sentences for minor crimes in Florida could help with incarceration
The Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee concluded that there is too much money being spent on someone who committed a minor criminal offense such as prisoner Cynthia Powell serving a 25 year...
24 February 2017 -
H. Wilkins

Manatee population in Florida breaks record

Manatees have shown an increase in population from 2016, it rings in hope for scientists.
Manatees by far are considered an endangered species, but there could be and argument and a fight to take them off the list from the winter survey done in December and January. The numbers released...
22 February 2017 -
H. Wilkins

Coral greenhouse design in the works

Florida and Cuba are looking for an effective greenhouse design to save the coral reefs in the Caribbean.
Three scientists from Cuba were in town last week for some further discussion of the coral greenhouse that would be built in Cuba to house coral from around the Caribbean to save them from dying off....
18 February 2017 -
H. Wilkins
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  • Florida DCF falls short of providing services for children and families

    The performance rating of DCF in Florida is alarming, in recent federal study.
    Florida welfare workers are removing children from their homes too quickly without providing stepping stones to help families that are at risk of losing custody of their children. A new federal study...
    1 February 2017
    H. Wilkins
  • Former PTC chief erased data from several cellphones

    Chief Kyle Cockream resigned after investigations started around his communications with head taxi cab managers.
    Kyle Cockream, former Public Transportation Commission (PTC) chief has had several fishy things surrounding his own time in the PTC and working with the taxi cab companies. Curious & Curiouser...
    1 February 2017
    H. Wilkins
  • New spots opening up in Tampa for cannabis

    The recent dispensary opens on N. Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa and more to follow.
    Medical marijuana dispensaries are soon to open in the Tampa Bay area. The recent opening includes Trulieve off N. Dale Mabry Hwy. It offers cannabis pills and oils and other options to take cannabis...
    27 January 2017
    H. Wilkins
  • Industrial real estate in Florida seems to be a hot ticket

    Since Amazon opened up its warehouse in Ruskin, it seems that other industries are also looking into Florida.
    While the home markets are also piling up everywhere near local interstate exits, the hot ticket item seems to be the plots of cow pastures that are slowly turning into warehouses, truck stops, and...
    1 February 2017
    H. Wilkins
  • Florida Health Department still issuing cannabis regulations

    While other states have regulations intact, the Health Department seems to be too restricting.
    While other states have laid out the foundation for medical marijuana in their states, Florida seems to be tightening its control of medical marijuana based on tighter rules and regulations in terms...
    28 January 2017
    H. Wilkins
  • 'Winter White House' sold for $31 million

    The Florida estate was once home to president John F. Kennedy and his family.
    A piece of American history has been sold. A Florida estate, once known as the "Winter White House," was sold for $31 million last week. The estate became famous for being one of the homes of...
    31 January 2017
    H. Walter-Warner
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