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Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Orlando re-elected Mayor Buddy Dyer on Tuesday night. 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 rollercoaster. And an elementary school’s plan for a STEM night draws criticism from supporters of girls in science.
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Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Central Florida’s Puerto Rican population is growing. What does that mean at the ballot box here in Florida and how can they help their fellow Puerto Ricans back home, where the island is grappling with debt? Meanwhile local elections in Orlando are just weeks away. What seemed like a low-key mayoral race is heating up, as one of Buddy Dyer’s opponents pours thousands into a door-to-door campaign. But will it count on election day though?And a drunk driver who live streamed herself on Periscope got the attention of law enforcement and Florida Senator Bill Nelson. Should this social media platform be a tool for police to use?
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Intersection

Intersection: Orlando Municipal Elections


Orlando voters head to the polls November 3. The municipal elections were moved up five months and the mayoral race is heating up. On the ballot, incumbent Mayor Buddy Dyer faces opposition, and two city commission races for seats currently held by Patty Sheehan and Sam Ings. Coming up on Intersection, a conversation with Mayoral candidates Paul Paulson and Sunshine Grund. And Fox 35 political reporter Mike Synan and Orlando Political Observer Editor Frank Torres break down the municipal races
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