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Tallahassee, FL – With over 2-million passengers flying somewhere in the U.S. every day, that's over 4-million feet. And the one place they all have in common is the security checkpoint at the airport. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – After her unexpected layover in Memphis, Tennessee Lynn Hatter was interested in learning more about how the airline industry works. So, she placed a call to the U.S. Department of Transportation to find out if air travelers have rights. She also learned that there are exceptions in all situations travelers find themselves in.

Tallahassee, FL – We left Lynn Hatter in a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, stuck in the city overnight because of a missed flight. Today we hear how she finished off the trip, and find out exactly what's coming down the window.

Tallahassee, FL – Last week on her return flight from Washington, D.C. our reporter Lynn Hatter got stranded in Memphis, Tennessee. Now she's creating a guide to help travelers navigate the airline system. But first, she tells us what happened in her trip.

Tallahassee – A top federal expert on biomass is paying a visit to Northwest Florida. The story from Tom Flanigan .

Sam Tagore is the U.S. Department of Energy's main man when it comes to woody biomass. Cottondale in Northwest Florida is the home of the world's largest woody biomass plant. The two get together this Thursday when Tagore sits in on a renewable energy council meeting put on by Florida's Great Northwest organization. The group's president Al Wenstrand says

Tallahassee – A top federal expert on biomass is paying a visit to Northwest Florida.

Tallahassee – A top federal expert on biomass is paying a visit to Northwest Florida.

Tallahassee, Florida – As State Farm Florida files a request for a 47-percent hike in homeowners' insurance rates, it faces some skeptical state officials. Margie Menzel reports.

State Farm claims its filing is necessary because it's paying out $1.20 for every dollar it takes in and expects the discrepancy to grow. The Office of Insurance Regulation is reviewing the filing, and has scheduled a public hearing for next month. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, for one, will be watching to see if State Farm can justify its request.

Tallahassee, Florida – With all the focus on windstorm insurance in Florida, federal officials are worried too few Floridians are taking steps to protect their property against floods. Tom Flanigan has that story

Tallahassee, Florida – State Farm Florida is seeking a 47.1 percent rate increase in homeowners' insurance policies, saying it's losing money on them now. Margie Menzel reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Most kids have a month of summer left before they head back to school. But a growing number of kids call their classroom home, and call their teacher Mom. Gina Jordan sat down with four families in Tallahassee who chose home schooling over conventional methods of education.

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Tallahassee, FL – The Leon County Jail inmate who died Thursday afternoon has been identified. Tom Flanigan has more.

Tallahassee, Fl – Tallahassee is still growing, even as more Florida cities are losing population. Tom Flanigan has that story

Tallahassee, Florida – An inmate at the Leon County Jail has died. The latest from Tom Flanigan.

Tallahassee, Fl – Scientists from around the world are meeting in Fort Lauderdale this week to talk about ongoing threats to coral reefs. Governor Charlie Crist marked the event by signing a bill that will phase out the dumping of sewage into the ocean, which some say is damaging the reef system. Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida has joined a national effort to reduce the carbon footprint of air travel. Governor Charlie Crist recently announced a new public private partnership to promote more energy efficient aviation. Trimmel Gomes has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The Case Against Florida Medicaid
A federal judge upholds the right of the Florida Pediatric Society and Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to sue for reform - but the state is resisting.

Governor Crist was to have met Tuesday with pediatric doctors and dentists who are suing Florida Medicaid. The plaintiffs say children in the program don't have proper access to its services - but Crist has now postponed their meeting twice. Margie Menzel prepared this report.

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Community Health Action Information Network, called Florida CHAIN is working with Health Care for America Now to launch a nationwide campaign for an affordable health care system. As Lynn Hatter reports, their goal in Florida is to increase awareness and change the way people look at health care.

Tallahassee, FL – The House made the final decision today on a controversial bill that creates the Evolution Academic Freedom Act. Gina Jordan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – The committee that meets every 20 years has wrapped up its work. The Taxation and Budget Reform Commission went out with a bang, letting voters decide on school vouchers. Gina Jordan has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The area around the Capitol was filled with Earth Day exhibits and kids. Gina Jordan has more.

Tallahassee, FL – A legislative maneuver by the minority party through a wrench in the gears of the House. Gina Jordan has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys released their final report to the legislature in February. Now the House is being proactive, passing bi-partisan legislation dealing with many of the fifty-seven recommendations made by the council. Lynn Hatter has the story.