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Archive for Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.
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High Speed Rail Promises

Like a high-speed train running off the rails, last week the specter of High Speed Rail reared its futuristic caboose again, this time with more promises from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist that all is not lost. In some Washington D.C. elbow rub, Crist was able to ascertain that the $2.4 billion given up on the transportation project when Gov. Rick Scott refused federal dollars three years ago was still a thing. Details were not necessarily provided, but the former governor turned hopeful governor has been pulling the rope on this train horn for some time. Could he know something we dont know?
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League of Women Voters says ‘yes’ to Amendment 1

The League of Women Voters is endorsing Amendment 1. The league announced its support Wednesday of the state constitutional amendment putting more funding toward land and water conservation. The amendment dedicates existing tax money toward conservation for 20 years.
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UCF Plans for Downtown Campus

The University of Central Florida plans to expand in downtown Orlando. President John Hitt announced Tuesday the university will partner with Valencia College on a downtown campus that will educate up to 10,000 students. Hitt says the goal is to expose students to downtown work opportunities and also enhance education in low-income Parramore. He says the idea is modeled after Arizona State University’s downtown campus, which has about 11,000 students. “They’ll tell you it’s the best thing they ever did. That it had more of an economic and social impact than the Major League Baseball stadium they put downtown or the NBA arena.” The UCF campus would be located in the Creative Village, a development planned for the site of ...
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