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Archive for Thursday, August 7, 2014

Homeless Youth Face Unique Challenges

August 7, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando – You would never guess they’re living on the street or in shelters. Yet more than 7,000 of Central Florida’s youth are homeless. Kenneth Wilson is a 20-year-old young man who currently attends Full Sail University. Kenneth is about 5 feet 9 inches, well-dressed in a fitted polo and jeans. He seems like your ordinary college kid. You would never guess that he lives in a homeless shelter. You know, it was my freshman year of college, and you don’t sit here and think, I’m excited I got into a homeless shelter my freshman year of college. When Kenneth was 18 he moved to Orlando from the midwest for college. At first he stayed ...
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Governor Wants More Money for Environment, Remains Vague on Climate Change

WMFE, Orlando – Gov. Rick Scott says he’s making the environment a priority for 2015 as he continues his re-election campaign. But Scott remained vague on climate change Wednesday at a news conference at Wekiwa Springs State Park. The governor wants to put $1 billion toward protecting Florida’s waters. Half would go toward alternative water sources, and the other half toward springs. When asked whether climate change is a problem for Florida, however, Scott had this to say: “I don’t think I’m qualified to make that decision. What I’m qualified to do is solve problems, and that’s what I’ve done. I’ve focused on, tell me the issue and I’ve done my best to solve it, whether it’s the Everglades, whether ...
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Body Confirmed as Missing Teen

The Orange County Sheriffs office has confirmed the body found off SR 532 near Reunion as missing teen Alexandria Chery
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Billy Manes | Florida Redistricting

Billy Manes talks about the ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis to revise the congressional redistricting map to fix two districts he had previously declared unconstitutional.
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Nelson: SpaceX Expansion in Texas is Small Blow for Space Coast

August 5, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando – Sen. Bill Nelson says there’s still hope for a multi-user spaceport on the Space Coast, even after SpaceX’s decision to expand in Texas rather than Florida. The Central Florida Democrat says discussions are underway among NASA, the Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration to carve out commercial launch space here. SpaceX already launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and plans to launch from an old shuttle pad at Kennedy Space Center. But the space company also wants a commercial launch site free of government regulation, which is why it will build a site in Texas. Nelson says it’s a minor blow to the Space Coast. “SpaceX is only one company, and most ...
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