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Tallahassee, FL – A group of about 50 students faculty and staff gathered at Florida State University's Westcott Building to voice their support for expanding the university's non-discrimination policy. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – Rwanda's President Paul Kagame was among the speaker's at Florida State University Monday morning. The university is hosting Bridging Civilizations, an international dialogue created by the United Nations' Alliance of Civilizations. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida State University hosted the International Conference, Bridging Civilizations- a cultural dialogue aimed at supporting the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Among the guest speakers, Saudi Arabia's Minister of State, Abdullah Alireza. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida voters went to the polls a week ago for the state's primary election. For the most part, voting went smoothly in Leon County, but Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho says there were a few minor problems. More from Tom Flanigan.

Tallahassee, FL – Governor Charlie Crist is proposing a 70 billion-dollar state budget that seeks to boost spending on programs to stimulate business. James Call reports, Crist is also proposing more spending on health insurance for children and the disabled.

Tallahassee, FL – With a "yes" vote on Amendment 1, Florida now has to gear up for its implementation. Yet, opponents continue to decry the amendment. As James Call reports, the issue is mired with constitutional complications and may not be resolved for some time.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida voters overwhelming supported a proposal cutting property taxes. And as James Call reports, Amendment one supporters say, now the hard work begins.

Tallahassee, FL – Republican contenders Senator John Mcain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are running neck-in-neck 32-31; on the Democratic side, Senator Hilary Clinton leads Barack Obama 50-30. These are Quinnipiac's latest poll-taken between Thursday and Sunday. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – 25-million dollars in Farm to Fuel grants will be shared by 12 Florida groups to help boost the state's energy production. Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida A&M University honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in its Convocation Thursday. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce was awarded a $200,000 grant to work on increasing economic opportunities in North Florida and South Georgia. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The Board of the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross addressed questions about the recent firing of former disaster service manager Chris Floyd Wednesday. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's first ever drought and wildfire summit on Tuesday brought together local, state and federal officials in Tallahassee to talk about the state's ongoing drought and its threat of wildfires. Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's first ever drought and wildfire summit on Tuesday brought together local, state and federal officials in Tallahassee to talk about the state's ongoing drought and its threat of wildfires. Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida insurance regulators are not satisfied with All State's response to questions and subpoenas. James Call reports, All State officials were grilled by regulators as part of an antitrust investigation.

Tallahassee, FL – Tired of waiting for hours at Tallahassee Memorial's Emergency Center? Wait no more or, at least, not as long. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – With over 80 recommendations to state government, the Florida Energy Commission released a report to the legislature on where to move Florida's energy industry. One of the main points of the report is to diversify Florida's energy interests. Trimmel Gomes Reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Riding on the coat tails of his victory in New Hampshire a new Florida poll shows Republican John McCain taking the lead among Republicans while Democrat Hillary Clinton retains her edge among Democrats in the race for President. Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida exempts $12.3 billion worth of sales taxes every year. With another $600 million in revenue shortfall expected and a property tax cut on the January ballot, some are suggesting that eliminating those exemptions may help make up for the revenue lost. James Call reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida KidCare provides affordable health insurance for children. It's enrollment process has been criticized and is under review by the legislature. Last year, state officials reached out to a third-party vendor to streamline that process. As Margie Menzel reports, that solution hasn't worked as well as some had hoped.

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Senate will hold a special meeting in February on
property insurance. James Call reports, senators plan to put insurance
executives under oath and question them about the cost of insurance.

Tallahassee, FL – The Tallahassee City Commission holds its yearly retreat Thursday. As Tom Flanigan reports, the get-together may have a bit more urgency than in years past.

Tallahassee, FL – In response to Florida's higher infant mortality rates for African Americans, the state Department of Health kicks off a million-dollar initiative to find the causes and address them. Margie Menzel reports.

Tallahassee, FL – A green award has been bestowed upon the city of Tallahassee. The Florida Green Building Coalition has awarded the city of Tallahassee with the Green City Local Government certification Award. Trimmel Gomes has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Legislative Committee meetings are being held this week as legislators prepare their agenda for the upcoming session. Lynn Hatter attended the House's 21st Century Competitiveness Committee hearing and reports.

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