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Look What SSN's Former Legal Writer Eric Giunta Is Doing Now

Eric S. Giunta, chief legal correspondent for Sunshine State News during 2012 and 2013, is now senior law clerk for Chief Judge L. Clayton Roberts of the Florida First District Court of Appeal.

Barack Obama Endorses Charlie Crist for Congress

President Barack Obama endorsed former Gov. Charlie Crist in his campaign for Congress on Monday, according to a release from Crist's campaign team. 

AFL-CIO Snub Aside, DWS Collects a Cartload of S. Florida Union Endorsements

After the AFL-CIO failed to endorse Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida's CD 23, a group representing more than 50 South Florida labor organizations announced Saturday their support for the district's incumbent congresswoman.. 
 

Barney Bishop to Debate the Need for Gun Legislation on Miami TV Sunday

Barney Bishop, former president and CEO of Associated Industries of Florida and self-descibed serial entrepreneur, will debate an unnamed "Democratic lawmaker" on a Miami TV station Sunday. The subject: gun control legislation.

"You’ve written a strong, persuasive column on why new gun control legislation isn’t needed," Michael Putney, senior political reporter at WPLG-TV, Channel 10, wrote Bishop in an email. Putney was referring to "Banning Guns Won't Solve Our Problem," Bishop's guest column published Friday in Sunshine State News.

State Board of Education to Meet in Palm Beach Gardens

The Florida State Board of Education will meet next week in Palm Beach Gardens, according to a press release sent Thursday.

Richard Corcoran Gets NFIB 'Guardian of Small Business' Award

At a lunch meeting of small business owners Wednesday in Land O’Lakes, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) presented state Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O' Lakes, with a Guardian of Small Business award for his efforts to oppose Obamacare expansion in Florida. 

Todd Wilcox Releases Ad on Eliminating ISIS

Todd WilcoxFormer combat veteran and U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Wilcox released his first campaign ad on Wednesday highlighting the need to eliminate ISIS. 

Alligator 'Takes' 2-Year-Old Boy at Disney World; Body Still Missing

UPDATED AT 10:15 A.M. The search continues well into the Wednesday for a 2-year-old boy who was attacked by an alligator and dragged into a lagoon at about 9 p.m. Tuesday at a Disney hotel in Lake Buena Vista.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told CNN the resort's alligator trapper had removed and euthanized four gators from Seven Seas Lagoon, where the boy was taken. But athorities don't believe any of the four were involved.

Out of extreme caution, Walt Disney World has closed all beaches throughout its property until further notice.

FBI Says Orlando Shooter Had Ties With American-Born Suicide Bomber

FBI officials say the man who shot 49 people and wounded dozens of others at an Orlando nightclub this weekend had ties to the first American-born suicide bomber. 

Gun Massacre Prevention: Special Session Ahead?

State Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, with other Democratic lawmakers and local officials who have been at ground zero of carnage left Sunday at an Orlando gay nightclub, say they will conduct a press conference Wednesday to announce their tactical proposal to prevent future tragedies.

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