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Florida lawmakers appear to be fast tracking a controversial bill that seeks to regulate the state’s pregnancy crisis centers. The measure that wades into the abortion debate has already passed the Florida House and is now heading to the Senate floor.

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The plight of immigrants brought to the United States as children reverberated throughout national politics this week. But DACA sparked lively debates in Florida as well. Here's an update on the debate around the program, which is slated to expire in March.

Two CRC Proposals Tackling Felon Voting Rights Pass

Jan 19, 2018
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Florida Felons have been fighting for the right to vote for years now, and while a grassroots petition movement within the state has spurred interest in the issue, two proposals in the Constitutional Revisions Commission look to tackle the controversy from another angle.

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If you’re looking for a career change, the Tallahassee area is in desperate need of people who are expert in computers and coding. A special program to train those skills is now recruiting class members.

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An unknown number of Tallahassee seniors may be living in lonely isolation and just one misfortune away from tragedy. The city’s Senior Center now has the resources to identify and help those shut-ins.

Gillum Proposes Corporate Tax Increase

Jan 19, 2018
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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum proposed his tax plan Friday as part of his bid for governor.

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Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is expanding its flight schedule.

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Rated the number one community art festival in the nation by a prominent arts magazine, Tallahassee’s upcoming Chain of Parks Festival will have a new look and a regional music headliner this year.

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Florida lawmakers are working on a measure they hope will help the children of incarcerated parents move forward faster. Fort Lauderdale Democratic Representative Patricia Williams has a bill she says would help to map out a plan for parents and their children.

Lawmakers Want Workplace Protection For LGBT Community

Jan 18, 2018
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The Competitive Workforce Act would prohibit discrimination for LGBT individuals working for businesses in Florida.

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In the Hakimpara refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees are denouncing a new repatriation deal that aims to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar over the next two years. Their primary objection to the plan, which is supposed to start sending refugees back this week, is that it doesn't grant them safety or citizenship in Myanmar.

"Without justice we will never go back," says 30-year-old Shafika Khatun. "We need our rights and our citizenship in Myanmar."

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