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As thousands of women gather in solidarity this weekend, Tallahassee will be hosting its own women’s march. After low participation last year, a larger turnout is expected this time.

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A Tallahassee eighth grade student is calling for a Leon County school strike tomorrow (Friday, 1/18). That student, Charlotte Stuart-Tilley, wants to focus more attention on the issue of climate change.

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With a new administration in charge, full implementation of Florida’s 2-year old medical marijuana amendment now seems more likely. Meanwhile, supporters of industrial and medical hemp – marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin – are also hopeful.

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Florida is facing a teacher shortage that stakeholders say is a growing problem. State Department of Education data for this school year shows nearly 3,300 teacher vacancies across the state.

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Safety concerns are growing after TPD released details from a case involving two elementary students who planned to murder their classmate. 

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Gov. Ron DeSantis is expediting money for debris removal in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. DeSantis also wants the U.S. government to take on a bigger share of the recovery costs.

Senator Jeff Brandes believes the Florida Legislature is now organized in a way that will lead to more insurance issues being heard and ultimately solved. The Office of Insurance Regulation held it’s 2019 summit this week.

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Technology moves fast and some of the latest technology includes artificial intelligence such as autonomous vehicles. During Tuesday’s 2019 Summit hosted by the Office of Insurance Regulation officials talked about what the industry can do to keep up.

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Lee County Supervisor of Elections, Tommy Boyle, wants to make sure voters with disabilities can vote. But state law says touch screen voting must be phased out by 2020. Boyle says touch screen systems are the best option for voters with disabilities and wants the law to change.

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Miami Judge Robert Luck has been appointed as the newest justice to join Florida’s Supreme Court. Luck is Governor Ron DeSantis’ second appointment to the state’s highest court in less than a week.

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Britain's prime minister, Theresa May, faced hours of blistering criticism on Monday from more than 100 lawmakers who questioned her leadership a week after Parliament decisively rejected her plan for leaving the European Union and mounted a failed effort to unseat her through a vote of no confidence.

May struggled to bring new ideas to parliament with just two months to go until the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

"Good will is slipping away, as well as time," said Rupa Huq, a member of parliament from the Labour Party.

A leading Nicaraguan journalist has left the country following a police raid on his newsroom last month.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of the online publication Confidencial, announced on Sunday that he has gone into exile in Costa Rica, citing suppression of independent press under Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

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