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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Another Battle over Florida’s Spanish-language ballots

Central Florida’s Lake County is part of a lawsuit about providing Spanish-language ballots, along with 31 other counties. The case centers a part of the federal Voting Rights Act concerning Americans who were educated in schools where the predominant language was not English and seeks to ensure Puerto Rican voters are not denied the ability to vote in Florida. A U.S. District judge issued an injunction requiring those 32 counties to provide Spanish-language ballots and election materials in time for the March 2020 presidential primary. The plaintiffs’ attorneys say the new rules do not ensure Spanish-language mail-in ballots. With the current public health crisis, the need for vote-by-mail ballots will be vastly expanded in upcoming elections. But rather than work …
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In this image from video, attorney Kelly Mathis addresses the Lake County Commission on Tuesday. Image: Lake County Commission
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Lake County Commission delays vote on banning internet cafes

When it comes to public hearings to ban simulated gambling houses, the Lake County Commission knows when to hold ’em. And when to put them off until April. Sheriff Peyton Grinnell is urging commissioners to outlaw the game rooms in unincorporated Lake County. He says it would reduce crime, citing numerous break-ins, thefts, robberies and drug offenses. But Jacksonville attorney Kelly Mathis, who represents a company that provides software for internet cafes, told the commission there are other ways to address safety, like using off-duty deputies. “We think there are a lot of better solutions to closing down 15-plus businesses, with landlords not receiving rent, with 50 employees losing their jobs, but even more so, the hundreds and hundreds of …
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Whitney Boylston holds up Jefferson, one of six kittens that arrived on July 3 in Lake County. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE.

Intersection: What Summer Can Look Like For Central Florida Animal Shelters

Animal shelters often find themselves at capacity during the summer. In Orange County, 50 to 100 animals arrive at the shelter each day. Diane Summers with Orange County Animal Services and Whitney Boylston, director of Lake County Animal Shelter, join us to talk about why they tend to see an increase in animals during the summer and what the shelters do in an effort to find these pets a home.
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