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Environment

Putnam: Florida Faces Water Shortfall By 2030


Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says Florida faces a water shortfall of more than a billion gallons daily by 2030. He addressed legislative and business leaders Friday in Orlando at the Florida Water Forum, on what he says will be the state’s largest long-term issue.
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Gov. Rick Scott wants to create a counter terrorism task force at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  (Abe Aboraya, WMFE)
Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Florida Governor Rick Scott went to Kentucky to announce he’s bringing jobs back to the sunshine state — but was that trip necessary? Has Scott’s grab for jobs gone too far? This story and more with our panel for the Friday news round table on Intersection.
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Barktoberfest, Artlando, Date Night and Lunar Eclipse


Rescued pets available for adoption, pet microchipping and rabies vaccines, pet related vendors and food trucks this Saturday 10 to 4 at Lake Eola Park during Barktoberfest. Art vendors, film screenings, performing arts, cultural attractions, kid’s zone and food trucks this Saturday 11 in the morning until midnight at Loch Haven Park during Artlando. The “Do Good Date Night” connects couples with a local nonprofit for an hour of volunteering plus an hour of great food, drinks and good times. Including food provided by Cask & Larder, tickets at orlandodatenight.com …they’re not cheap, but available. And finally, watch the mysterious “blood moon” using high power telescopes during the “Full Lunar Eclipse Watching Party” Sunday at 8pm at Seminole Sate College …
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Nearly half of the attendees at the National Black MBA Association’s annual career expo are not black. Photo: NBMBAA.
Central Florida News

Conference Aimed at Boosting Black Business Talent Draws Changing Demographics


Thousands of black job seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs are in Orlando this week to shake hands with decision makers at companies across the globe. The National Black MBA Association is wrapping up its week-long conference and career expo. In nearly four decades, the event has earned a reputation for connecting recruiters with black talent. But that’s changing. 90.7’s Renata Sago went to the conference and spoke with members and partners who say they’re adapting to the new the face of the association, which is starting to look more and more like a mixed palette.
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Environment

Environmentalists Protest Florida Bear Hunt


Environmentalists want bear-resistant trash cans rather than a statewide hunt as the response to a growing number of complaints about bears in neighborhoods. They rallied Thursday morning in Orlando to protest next month’s bear hunt.
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A transgender woman says TSA in Orlando detained her because of an ‘anomaly’


After enjoying the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal last weekend, Shadi Petosky was traveling back home Monday when TSA officials at the Orlando International Airport detained her for an “anomaly.” Petosky, who is a transgender woman and a writer, started tweeting her experience after she stepped into the body scan machine, where officers select a pink or blue button to scan female and male travelers based on officers’ gender perceptions. People whose bodies don’t conform to their perceived gender, like transgender and gender non-conforming people, can be subject to additional screenings and pat-downs. Petosky said the body scanner picked up an “anomaly,” so she told the officer she was transgender, but she said the agent didn’t appear to …
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