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Intersection: Friday News Round Table


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Orlando re-elected Mayor Buddy Dyer on Tuesday night.

Dyer called it the biggest margin of his political career and says the election vindicates the last 12 years of his mayoralty.

So what does the city have to look forward to for Dyer’s next term. And when just 14 per cent of the electorate voted how big of an endorsement is it?

Meanwhile UCF’s plans for a downtown campus got a boost from Orange County, with commissioners approving 3 million in funding.

The theme park wars spill into I- Drive, with a stand off over plans for a big roller coaster.

And an elementary school’s plan for a STEM night draws criticism from supporters of girls in science.

It’s the Friday news round up on Intersection.


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About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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