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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Florida's heart

    Florida's heart
    March 24 In a dozen years, Florida will celebrate the bicentennial of its capital city, Tallahassee -- diminutively known as “Tally.” Spain ceded what Ralph Waldo Emerson later called “a grotesque place of land speculators and...
  • Osceola clerk adds predecessor to list of 'high-profile' accused criminals

    KISSIMMEE – On the home page of Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez's redesigned website, a tab titled "High Profile Cases" led to a gallery of accused criminals — and former Clerk Malcom Thompson. Thompson's the only one...
  • Teachers union plans new "legal challenge" to teacher evaluations

    The Florida Education Association plans tomorrow to file a new legal challenge to Florida's new teacher evaluation system, a teacher union spokesman said. Mark Pudlow, the spokesman, said he could provide no other details until tomorrow. The union...
  • Fair Districts filing suit against Senate redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Voting-rights groups are launching a new legal challenge to Florida's newly minted state Senate maps, arguing the districts still intentionally favor Republicans despite the 2010 anti-gerrymandering mandates passed by voters. The...
  • Fl Supreme Court clears way for adequacy lawsuit to be heard

     
    The Florida Supreme Court today essentially dealt a blow to the state's efforts to halt a school adequacy lawsuit and cleared the way for the lawsuit to proceed in a Leon County trial court. The lawsuit, whose plaintiffs include three Orlando mothers,...
  • Michelle Obama to speak in Gainesville, Tally Monday

     
    First Lady Michelle Obama will be campaigning in college towns in two rallies for her husband President Barack ObamaMonday, at the University of Florida in Gainesville afternoon and in Tallahassee in the evening. She will appear at the Stephen C. O’...
  • Florida State student arrested for selling fake Clemson tickets

     
    A Florida State student was arrested Tuesday for printing and selling counterfeit tickets to this Saturday's FSU vs. Clemson game at Doak Campbell Stadium. According to a booking report provided by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the FSU student was...
  • Union threatens prison health-care privatization lawsuit

     
    By Margie Menzel, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Another lawsuit over prison health care looms as the latest salvo in a protracted struggle between the state Department of Corrections and the union representing state workers. The 14-...
  • Opposition to Amendment 3 is varied, and out-of-state

     
    TALLAHASSEE — You might expect critics of Colorado's controversial government revenue cap, known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, to make appearances in Florida where a similar constitutional measure is on the Nov. 6 ballot. But much of the financial...
  • Partin Elementary in Seminole wins national Blue Ribbon award

     
    Partin Elementary School in Seminole County is one of seven schools in Florida — and 219 nationally — to win the federal Blue Ribbon award. The U.S. DOE calls the award a “trademark of excellence.” Partin — A-rated for the...
  • Judge says state can’t privatize all prison health-care

     
    By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A judge struck down a decision by the Legislative Budget Commission to privatize health-care at prisons across most of the state, one of the first times a court has weighed in on the...