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Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Florida’s black bear hunt starts Saturday, a handful of fun rights bills are moving through the legislature, and Charlie Crist is launching a bid for Congress. Intersection’s round table of journalists talks the issue impacting Central Florida this week.
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Environment

Before Florida Bear Hunt, Euthanizations Soar


Florida will hold its first bear hunt in two decades this weekend to manage the population of the animal that is a nuisance in many neighborhoods and responsible for maulings statewide. Wildlife authorities agree the best way to keep bears out of neighborhoods is to remove food sources like garbage. State regulations prohibit leaving garbage outside for bears.
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Environment

UPDATE: Judge Affirms Florida Bear Hunt


A judge has ruled Florida’s first bear hunt in two decades may proceed later this month. The judge ruled Thursday against environmentalists who argue the hunt will damage the population of the animal that was removed from the state’s threatened list in 2012.
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