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Archive for Monday, March 2, 2015

Federal Trial Begins in Lawsuit over LGBT Student Club in Leesburg

School district officials and students will testify today in a federal lawsuit over the Lake County School Boards decision to deny a club for gay and straight students at Carver Middle School in Leesburg. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida calls the move a violation of students rights. But as 90.7s Renata Sago reports, school board officials call it a policy that focuses on academics.
Published in Central Florida News

Orlando Considers Hiring Private Airport Screeners

Orlando may join almost two dozen airports that have stopped using TSA screeners. Most of the others are smaller operations -- but Orlando would be one of the largest.  90.7's Renata Sago reports, airport executives say the screening would be better, faster, and cheaper.
Published in Central Florida News

Amendment 1: Boon For Environment But Quandary For Legislators

Among the biggest decisions lawmakers face as the legislative session starts Tuesday is how to implement the nation's largest state-based conservation effort. Amendment 1 initiates a 20-year, $22 billion dollar effort to preserve land and water. Voters overwhelmingly supported the state constitutional amendment in November. But not everyone agrees on how the money should be spent.
Published in Central Florida News, Environment