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9:20 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Free Tallahassee Legal Clinic To Address Landlord-Tenant Issues

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In Tallahassee, complaints about landlords and tenants are not uncommon. A free legal clinic Thursday evening is set up to help people decide whether to resolve those issues through the courts.

Your landlord unfairly keeps your deposit. Or your tenant isn’t keeping up her end of the lease. Judge Ronald Flury and several lawyers will address these issues—and general small claims questions—at the workshop.

Legal Services of North Florida Development Director John Fenno says there’s no shortage of landlord-tenant issues in this college town.

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WFSU Local
6:17 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Controversial Repeal Of Wakulla Wetlands Protection Ordinance To Take Effect Soon

A part of Wakulla County's wetlands
Ryan Benk WFSU-FM

A controversial repeal of a Wakulla County wetlands protection ordinance is set to take effect in about a week.

While a public vote on whether to repeal the ordinance is on the November ballot, Monday’s Wakulla County commission vote centered around what should be done during the months leading up to the referendum. And, in a 4 to 1 decision, commissioners repealed the ordinance requiring a 75-foot buffer zone around the county’s wetlands during a final public hearing on the issue.

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WFSU Local
4:09 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

FSU Student Remembered For Sense of Humor, Love of Culture

Alajmi
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Students at the Florida State University Center for Intensive English Studies are mourning the loss of their classmate after his drowning on Saturday. Nineteen-year-old Saud Alajmi had returned to the Chipola River with a handful of classmates  a day after a school-sponsored tubing trip there. 

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WFSU Local
2:22 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Maleficent Mollusks Not Just A Problem For Californians

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages Floridians to report any sightings of Giant African Land Snails by calling the department's toll-free number.
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Giant African Land Snails have become one of the U.S.’s most persistent invasive species.  They aren’t only causing California harm, but Florida as well. 

The maleficent mollusks, known as GALS for short, made headlines this past Monday when it was released that 67 of them were collected at Los Angeles International Airport over a one-month period. 

There does seem to be a more local problem however.  These destructive snails are very present in Florida’s own Miami-Dade County. 

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WFSU Local
2:03 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Patrons Still Have Gripes After FSU Disability Parking Compromise

Doak Campbell Stadium will now keep 39 out of 50 disability parking spaces directly next to the stadium gates. The 300 garage spaces will now be assigned based on need and preference of the applicant.
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A new development has been unveiled in the Doak Campbell Stadium disability parking situation.

Remember Gordon Palmer? Well the Tallahassee attorney, FSU Football fan, and wheel-chair user spoke with Tallahassee Democrat and WFSU last month about Florida State University plans to move all disability parking spaces away from the football stadium to a parking garage around 300 yards away, save for a few disability spaces for boosters.  Now there has been a change in the university’s policy and Palmer believes it is because of the backlash.

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