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  • Jeff Ashton, Alan Grayson: Weekend guests

    Jeff Ashton, Alan Grayson: Weekend guests
    Here's the guest list for local public-affairs programs this weekend: Orange-Osecola State Attorney Jeff Ashton joins host Lisa Bell on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Ashton discusses his new policies on domestic violence, his position...
  • Lesa France Kennedy talks NASCAR on WKMG

    Lesa France Kennedy talks NASCAR on WKMG
    This weekend in local public-affairs programming: Matt Austin takes "Flashpoint" to Daytona Beach to interview Lesa France Kennedy, granddaughter of Bill France Sr., founder of NASCAR. She is the CEO of International Speedway Corp. and vice...
  • Longer school day helps students, should continue, lawmaker says

    Longer school day helps students, should continue, lawmaker says
    Florida elementary schools that had to provide an extra hour of reading lessons last school year boosted the percentage of students who gained reading skills and who scored better on state reading tests, researchers said. That's reason to continue the...
  • Five things for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Five things for Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: Rolling Stones coming to Orlando; Bright House cable being bought; Mother's milk bank opening; and officials finally addressing dangerous streets near UCF. 1. The Rolling Stones will play a concert...
  • Insurance bill for Uber takes first Senate step

    Insurance bill for Uber takes first Senate step
    TALLAHASSEE - Both Uber and taxicab companies offered some backseat driving tips Monday to lawmakers pushing a bill to require insurance for companies like Uber that match passengers with drivers through a cell phone app. Sen. David Simmons’...
  • Lawmakers struggle with Ubers, Airbnbs of the world

    Lawmakers struggle with Ubers, Airbnbs of the world
    TALLAHASSEE — The cost of hailing a ride with your cellphone or booking a private-home room for the night could rise under bills pending in the Legislature this year, even as lawmakers struggle to adapt state laws to new business technologies and...
  • Online testing proceeding smoothly today, education commissioner says

    Online testing proceeding smoothly today, education commissioner says
    The troubles that plagued the roll out of Florida's new computer-based test seem to be solved, and the state is confident the system can handle an increased testing load in the next month, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said this morning. "Today...
  • Gardiner: Talk about health plan: Front & Center

    Gardiner: Talk about health plan: Front & Center
    First elected to the Florida Legislature in 2000, Republican Andy Gardiner of Orlando will spend his final two years in the state Capitol as the Senate's president. Gardiner and the House's top officer, Republican Steve Crisafulli of Merritt Island,...
  • Leaders seek to tighten domestic-violence laws

    Leaders seek to tighten domestic-violence laws
    Orange County leaders are pushing to close what they call a troubling loophole in Florida law that allows people arrested on domestic-violence charges to harass and threaten their alleged victims from jail — often pressuring them into dropping...
  • Simmons: Legislature likely to offer stadium money

    Simmons: Legislature likely to offer stadium money
    The Florida Legislature likely will take up a funding plan for the Orlando City Lions’ soccer stadium and three other sport venues, but it might wind up that only three of the four get funding, state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs said...
  • Hays' bill to shield information in college job searches advances

    Hays' bill to shield information in college job searches advances
    A bill sponsored by state Rep. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, that would provide secrecy for applicants in the early stages of searches to fill high-ranking college and university jobs easily passed a Senate committee this week. The Senate Higher Education...