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Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, is running for reelection to the U.S. Senate. It's a reversal from what the senator has been saying for months. Now, both the senator's supporters and detractors say he has to prove he wants the job.

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On Friday, Governor Rick Scott honored the 49 victims killed during the Orlando mass shooting with a Tallahassee memorial.

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The Gulf Coast is home to the most endangered sea turtle in the world: the Kemp’s Ridley. The fate of the turtles depends on the region’s coastal wetlands, where tropical storms, and oils spills have taken their toll. Here's a look into the uncertain future of the delicate ecosystem.

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Tallahassee’s Community Redevelopment Agency is hoping to boost visitors, and it’s putting $85,000 behind its effort.  Officials are hosting a workshop to help non-profits get their hands on some of that cash.

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A state board has narrowed the field to three in a bid to replace a statue of confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith in Washington D.C.  The state Legislature will now choose among a grocer, an environmentalist, and an educator.

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Gun control supporters aren’t too happy with how the week turned out. While some expressed their outrage over the U.S. Senate’s rejection of several bills, others have held demonstrations in response to the House’s lack of votes. But, they’re still holding out hope that something can be done on the federal level to help curb gun violence.

No Primary Election For Leon County Sheriff Race

Jun 24, 2016
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 Voters will not see any Leon County Sheriff candidates on the primary ballots, after changes were made in the final day of election qualification.

The National Rifle Association can claim House Judiciary Chairman Charles McBurney as another notch in its gun belt.

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for 34-year-old Sigfredo Garcia, who faces first-degree-murder charges in connection with the 2014 death of Florida State University law professor Dan Markel.

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In wake of the Orlando mass shooting, Tallahassee Muslims are holding a peace rally this weekend.

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Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, is running for reelection to the U.S. Senate. It's a reversal from what the senator has been saying for months. Now, both the senator's supporters and detractors say he has to prove he wants the job.

Jeff Moran
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Fort White businessman Jeff Moran is dropping out of the race to replace Congresswoman Gwen Graham.

Rubio Announces Re-Election Bid To The U.S. Senate

Jun 22, 2016
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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, appears to want to keep his current job. After a failed presidential bid and months of saying he wouldn't run again for the U.S. Senate, Rubio is reversing course.

City Commissioner Scott Maddox has dropped his bid for Leon school superintendent but another of incumbent Jackie Pons’ political foes, is picking it up. Woody Hildebrandt has confirmed he’ll challenge Pons in a Democratic primary for the superintendent job.

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As candidates begin qualifying for Florida’s U.S. Senate race, one of the biggest questions is whether incumbent Marco Rubio will change his mind and run for reelection.  At least one Democrat would welcome the challenge.

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