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Caitie Switalski / WFSU News

It’s been 30 years since Florida’s Governor and cabinet opened up a contest to design the state’s license plate. The plate designs were finally put on display in a new exhibit.

Congresswoman Graham Unveils Bill For Apalachicola Bay

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Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL2) digging deep for oysters.
Nick Evans / WFSU News

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is making the Apalachicola Bay one of her priorities. Graham was a guest on WFSU’s Perspectives program Thursday.

students wait their turn during the national spelling bee
Erin M

Rutabaga, fanfaronade, hieromonk, and microfische--those are just a few of the words students spelled during Wednesday’s round of the national spelling bee. A handful of Florida students are participating, including Tallahassee’s Farzan Shiju. The Conley Elementary 5th grader got the word rhopalocercous.

Mayor Gillum Calls For 1,000 Mentors

May 27, 2015
Tallahassee hopes to increase mentors in the area.
Brian Ujiie via Flickr

Mayor Andrew Gillum is kicking off an initiative to bolster youth mentoring programs in Tallahassee. He’s partnering with Volunteer Florida and several local community agencies to reach the goal of attracting 1,000 new mentors.

Leon County Hazardous Waste Center Receives Awards

May 27, 2015
Caitie Switalski / WFSU

The Leon County Hazardous Waste Center has something to celebrate. The center received three awards this week.