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5:15 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Judge Approves Ethics Amendment For Leon Co. Ballot; Commission To Vote Next Week

Citizens for Ethics Reform lawyer Sandy D'Alemberte (left) chats with Tallahassee City Attorney Lew Shelley before the Aug. 29 hearing.
Credit Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

A Leon County judge says proposed changes to Tallahassee’s government-ethics rules can appear on the November ballot. But the amendment still faces a final hurdle before voters can consider it.

Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis disagreed with Tallahassee City Attorney Lew Shelley that the ballot title and summary are “misleading” and “inflammatory.” Shelley had argued use of the word “anti-corruption” appeals to emotions and implies there’s corruption to root out. 

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11:18 am
Fri August 29, 2014

FSU’s Acabelles Release New Music

FSU’s Acabelles Release New Music

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11:23 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Florida State University's Marching Chiefs Are Heading To Dallas

Marching Chiefs stretching at practice.
Credit Nick Evans

Football in Tallahassee isn’t just a popular sport, it’s woven into the city’s culture.  The season begins Saturday, Aug. 30, but it’s not just football players scrambling to prepare.  Florida State University’s marching band, The Marching Chiefs, are working hard to get ready for the game day as well.

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4:41 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

UberX Ride Share Service Rolls Into Tallahassee, Gainesville With New School Year

Credit Joakim Forma via Flickr

People in the Tallahassee area now have another transportation option. The controversial ride-share service uberX began offering rides this morning.

Tallahassee and Gainesville are the latest Florida cities where people are now using the Uber smartphone app to book rides. The two are part of Uber’s simultaneous rollout Thursday in 22 college towns nationwide.

Uber Florida General Manager Matt Gore says the company has ways of knowing where it’ll likely be successful.

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10:56 am
Thu August 28, 2014

A Cat Named Dennis: Just One Reason Monticello's Library Attracts So Many Visitors

The Jefferson County library gets nearly 80,000 visits per year. Librarian Natalie Binder says that's impressive in a county without a single traffic stoplight.
Credit Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

The Jefferson County town of Monticello is home to a very busy library. An infusion of state and county funding will soon bring upgrades to the facility that offers more than books.

“This is gonna be the teen room,” says Jefferson County Library Director Kitty Brooks. She’s looking at blueprints for the upcoming remodel on Wednesday afternoon.

“This used to be an old high school media center, and that used to be a recording studio,” she says, pointing to a small, padded room.  

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