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The algae bloom at Central Marine in August 2016. Photo by Amy Green
Central Florida News

Algae A Hot Button Issue For Florida’s Gubernatorial Primary


A state of emergency was declared last month for counties along Florida’s east and west coasts due to thick blue-green algae. Also in the Gulf, a toxic red tide bloom is killing fish and other marine life. Researchers link the algae crisis to nutrient laden freshwater released from Lake Okeechobee into rivers on both coasts. It’s become a hot-button issue heading into the August 28th primary.
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Intersection: Democrats Running For Attorney General


Stand your ground, the opioid crisis and the environment. These are some of the issues in the primary race for Florida’s attorney general. On this episode of Intersection WLRN and Florida Public Radio present a conversation with Sean Shaw and Ryan Torrens, the two Democratic candidates vying to be their party’s nominee for Attorney General.
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Intersection

Intersection: Primary Day In Florida


It’s presidential primary voting day in Florida. Former state lawmaker Dick Batchelor and former Republican Congressman Lou Frey join Intersection to reflect on how this campaign compares to presidential primaries past.
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Jeb Bush announced his bid for the republican nomination in Miami. Photo: Jeb2016.com
Intersection

Jeb Bush Enters Crowded Race For Republican Nomination


Its official – Jeb Bush is running for President. The announcement ends almost a year of Jeb exploring the possibilities of running while fundraising through his political action committee, Right to Rise. But Bush joins a crowded Republican field – including Florida neighbor and protégé Marco Rubio.
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