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Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio battle for the Republican nomination.
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Intersection: Iowa Caucus & Florida Ballot Initatives


Voters in Iowa caucused last night and now the candidates are setting their sights on New Hampshire. And, the deadline to collect enough signatures to get a constitutional amendment on the Florida ballot for 2016 just passed. We’ll dig into two big issues facing Floridians in November: medical marijuana and solar power.
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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


The long, grueling presidential election is moving into the next phase. Also, Orange County residents have brand new trash bins, but many of them aren’t happy. And medical marijuana supporters net enough signatures to get an amendment on the ballot for November.
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Solar panels. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Intersection: Solar Energy In Central Florida


Today on Intersection, a look at solar power in Central Florida. Homeowner and solar co-op founder Michael Cohen talks about what motivated him to put panels on his roof; then, Jim Fenton, who heads the Florida Solar Energy Center, connects the dots between solar power and electric cars. And Ken LaRoe from First Green Bank talks about what his bank is doing to encourage sustainability.
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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


The Daytona International Speedway has locked in the last seat in its renovation ushering in a new era for the iconic motor racing venue. What does that mean for the speedway and Daytona Beach.Meanwhile, a homeless encampment in Daytona with about 100 residents gets a couple of toilets.
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Reverend Nelson Pinder. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
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Intersection: Civil Rights, Past & Present


It’s been more than 50 years since the march on Washington, the high point of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s as Black Americans fought to desegregate. Civil Rights battles are still being fought but with new voices and in new spaces. Civil Rights past and present in Central Florida, that’s ahead on Intersection.
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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Governor Rick Scott delivered his annual state of the state address, calling on the legislature for 250-million-dollars for job creation and a billion dollar tax cut. Meanwhile the power-ball reached a record jackpot but what’s the downside to lottery fever? From big money to big animals the circus rolls into Orlando this weekend and it could be the last time you’ll see elephants performing. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey says it’ll end the elephant show in a few months about two years ahead of schedule.The supreme court rules Florida’s death penalty is unconstitutional, so what does that mean for the state’s 390 death row inmates?
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Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan. Photo: Matthew Peddie
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Intersection: A Tale Of Two Cities


2016 is a big year for national and state politics as the presidential election looms. But there’s also a lot going on in city politics and cities are also reacting to profound changes – whether it’s changing demographics, new building or transportation going in. We’ll check in with two Central Florida cities that are riding a wave of change
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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Florida’s Former Governor Jeb Bush is pulling staff out of Miami and sending them up to New Hampshire. Then Islamophobia rears its ugly head in Titusville a mosque is vandalized. Governor Rick Scott says while he won’t be endorsing anyone before the GOP primary he does pipe up to say front runner Donald Trump captures the frustrations of the people.
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Intersection: Legislative Look Ahead And The Expansion Of Gambling


Pretty soon lawmakers will flock back to Tallahassee to tackle open carry legislation, gambling, tax cuts and of course the state budget. What are some of the challenges for Governor Rick Scott and lawmakers as they look to pass a budget and what will lawmakers focus on for the 90 day session? And a closer look at one of the big issues for 2016: gambling in the sunshine state.
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