Donald DeBevoise

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Donald DeBevoise is originally from Winter Park, Florida and now studies English and economics at Florida State University. He is a member of the Society for Collegiate Journalists at FSU. Donald also writes for a student-based magazine called The Last Word. He aspires to enter the journalism field upon graduating. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, hiking and jogging.

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WFSU Local
4:39 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

United Way Report: Almost Half Of Floridians Struggle Financially

The United Way report says looking at households earning under the cost of living is a better measurement of poverty.
Credit United Way of the Big Bend

A new report from United Way shows nearly half of Florida’s households are struggling to make ends meet. United Way officials say their measurement tool called the ALICE Threshold gives a clearer image of poverty in the state.

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WFSU Local
4:33 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

FAMU Trustee Committee Wants Board Meeting On Athletic Director Kellen Winslow

The Board of Trustees committee is pushing for an emergency board meeting in the wake of Winslow's firing of Earl Holmes.
Credit famu.edu

Update 11/12/14: Florida A&M University Athletics Director Kellen Winslow Sr. has issued a letter of apology to the campus community.

“Upon my arrival, it was evident that we had numerous issues that required immediate attention and I focused my energies on addressing those issues," Winslow wrote in a statement put out by FAMU.

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Environment
3:08 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Interactive Education Series Educates Public on Apalachicola Environment

Next week's lesson on rivers and floodplains is one of seven courses on Apalachicola's ecosystems.
Credit www.dep.state.fl.us

Florida environmental officials put on a yearly series of interactive and educational sessions on Apalachicola’s ecosystems. The Department of Environmental Protection aims to give participants insight into human impacts on the environment.

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WFSU Local
10:57 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Incumbent Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor Retains Seat

Proctor won the race for Leon County Commission Seat 2 with 73% of the votes.
Credit leoncountyfl.gov

Incumbent Commissioner Bill Proctor will retain his Leon County Commission Seat. He beat out opponent Weser Khufu to continue representing seat 1. Proctor says he wants to continue gathering funds for his south side district.

Proctor will continue to serve in the commission seat he’s held since he assumed it in 1996. The incumbent commissioner had almost 3 times as many votes from District 1 residents as his opponent, local building contractor Weser Khufu. Proctor says his re-election is an opportunity to continue improving the district’s infrastructure.

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WFSU Local
10:56 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox Re-elected To Seat

Nick Maddox won the race for Leon County Commission Seat 2 with 70% of the votes.
Credit leoncountyfl.gov

Current Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox has been re-elected to his Group 2 seat.

Maddox easily defeated his challenger, local real estate broker Curtis Baynes. But, Baynes says he’ll continue pushing for solutions to his key issues and not dwell on what could have been.

“We can always speculate on what we could have done and when we could have done it," Baynes says. "My concern is and has always been with respect to this economic portion of this sales tax and how we’re spending that and how we’re not spending it.”

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