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Archive for Thursday, June 25, 2015

Environmentalists Consider Legal Challenge As Reaction Mixed On Florida Bear Hunt

Environmentalists are considering a legal challenge to Florida's first bear hunt in two decades. The statewide hunt in October is aimed at managing the growing population of the animal that was removed from the state's threatened list in 2012. It was approved Wednesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after hours of public testimony, most of it against the hunt. But not everyone opposes the hunt in Central Florida, home to the state's largest bear population.
Published in Central Florida News, Environment

Supreme Court: Florida can keep Obamacare subsidies

Todays U.S. Supreme Court decision on health subsidies keeps intact the way more than 1 million Floridians buy and pay for insurance through HealthCare.gov. The case, King v. Burwell, was deciding whether low- and moderate-income Floridians and residents in 36 other states can get tax credits for plans they buy through the federal government.
Published in Central Florida News, Health, Health WUSF

Artist John Sims: “The Confederate Flag: A Call to Burn and Bury”

The May 18 press release for John Sims 13 Flag Funerals was intentionally low key. The Sarasota-based conceptual artist announced that in each of the 13 Confederate states, a Memorial Day funeral would be held for the Confederate flag. The services were meant to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War with reflection, remembrance and closure. The announcement immediately caught fire in the public sphere. A performance art project was seen as a purely political statement. Commentary exploded in the national media. The Florida organizer received threats of physical harm, and his employer was called upon to fire him. But on May 25th, the ashes of a Confederate flag were scattered in the Greenwood Urban Wetlands ...
Published in Archives