Florida's waiting period law will be cooling its heels for the time being.
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Judge Puts Abortion Waiting Period Back On Hold

Florida women seeking an abortion will not be required to wait 24 hours—at least for now.
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Shark attacks in Florida are on par with last year, despite an alarming increase off North Carolina, experts say. University of Florida researcher George Burgess says unusual conditions off the Carolina coast are to blame.

Oral arguments are set September 1st in the Florida Supreme Court battle over a solar power ballot initiative. The state’s largest utilities say Floridians for Solar Choice is trying to hoodwink voters.

Backers say the initiative gives small solar generators the right to sell power. And it prevents utilities from denying solar customers regular service.

Utilities attorney Barry Richard says that could mean free electricity for solar customers.

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Social Security Administration

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is urging the social security administration to reopen a Gadsden office she says was shuttered without any community input.

Florida's waiting period law will be cooling its heels for the time being.
Jason Corey via Flickr

Florida women seeking an abortion will not be required to wait 24 hours—at least for now. 

GrassLands Toasts New License

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GrassLands Brewing Co. / WFSU News

GrassLands Brewery Co., is officially approved to brew and sell its own beer. Getting that approval has been a long process.

State Republicans want presidential nominees to tone it down when it comes to immigration.
John Paul Dantanus

A group of Republicans in the Florida Legislature are calling on their party to develop new ideas for immigration reform.  The topic promises to be a point of contention in the coming presidential election.

Florida Channel

Florida has a new Auditor General. Newly sworn-in Sherrill Norman is the first female in the role.

Results for the 10th grade English-Language Arts Florida Standards Assessment, are in. And students performed largely the same as they did under the old FCAT exam. As the FSA undergoes an evaluation to see if it’s a valid measure of student ability, the state is using it to determine students graduate from high school.

Center for Advanced Research and Teaching

The AARP is joining a lawsuit against Florida, Power, and Light’s plan to invest in a drilling project in Oklahoma.

Finally legal to fill, 64 ounce growlers line the walls.
Nick Evans

64 ounce growlers—the refillable bottles used for beer—are now legal in Florida after a three year legislative campaign.

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