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[Left to Right] Tallahassee Commission Seat 3 candidates: Richard Garzola,  Lisa Brown, Bill Schack, Alexander Jordan and  Jeremy Matlow were on Tuesday's Political Perspectives.
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Candidates for Tallahassee City Commission Seat 3 are weighing in on the FBI’s investigation involving city leaders and laying out how they’d improve trust in city hall, if elected.

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After much debate and controversy, Florida State University will change one building’s name, keep another building’s name as is and relocate a founder’s statue.

The concerns of teachers are shaping Leon County’s School Board District Five race. At issue is how much control education have over what they teach. The debate comes at a time when public schools are facing greater competition.

Tom Flanigan

Previously homeless families who stay at Tallahassee's Hope Community will soon be sleeping more comfortably. That's because of a large donation received on Monday, July 16.

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Developers are working on a plan to build out nearly 31 acres at Bannerman and Bull Headley roads in northeast Leon County.

The county commission recently approved rezoning there that was met with dozens of public comments like these: 

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's oldest annual music festival happened on Saturday, July 14. The Tallahassee Museum's Swamp Stomp has been happening since 1978.

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Have you ever wondered what the world actually looked like a billion years ago? A Capital City scientist has helped discover at least a partial answer to that question and that finding has made her an overnight media sensation worldwide.

Two low performing schools in Leon County are facing an ultimatum. Improve or risk going under private management. Both are located in the the county’s southern region which also has the highest number of minorities and lowest per-family income in the county. But the candidates running to represent that area on the Leon County School Board say they each have a plan to turn things around. 

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Thousands of people die from heat related problems each year. There are potentially dangerous consequences of the summer heat especially for seniors and the elderly.

 

A young appears in pain on stage while singing the Green Day song 'Give Me Novocaine.'
New Stage Theatreworks

New Stage Theatreworks is bringing the show “American Idiot” to Tallahassee this (Friday) evening. The show is a coming-of-age story told through music from the band Green Day.

Capital Tiger Bay Club Meeting Tallahassee Commission Seat 3 Forum
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Candidates for City of Tallahassee Commission seat 3 discussed government funding, crime solutions and other key topics.

 

Tom Flanigan

For years, Tallahassee’s Leon High School has hosted a summer stage presentation, featuring the county’s top high school performers. This summer is no exception, with Leon Performing Arts’ offering of “Les Miserables.”

[Left to Right] Leon County School Board candidates: Incumbent Alva Striplin, Ricky Bell, and Patty Ball Thomas
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When the Leon County School Board rejected two charter school applications earlier this year, it was seen as pushback against what critics say are efforts to erode traditional public schools. Now the issue is making its way into local races. School board candidates are weighing in on the move, and the larger issue of how much school choice there should be, and at what expense?

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A North Florida author has penned a novel on how imprisonment of parents tears families apart. That author is Faith Eidse.

Blue Green Algae on St. Johns River, Satsuma, Putnam County, May 26, 2010
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On the heels of a toxic algae bloom spreading across South Florida, Bay County health officials are reminding residents and visitors to be careful in area waters through a health campaign.

The 2018 local elections have set a county record for most qualified candidates in a midterm year. There are 55 people in the running.

Leon County Sheriff's Office

400 families received a box of free food Wednesday during the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Farm Share event Wednesday morning.

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office wants area residents to “Think Before They Dive.” It’s part of an initiative to promote safety on local waterways.

[From left to right] Leon County Commission Candidates Rick Minor,  Emily Fritz, Kyle Frost, and Carlos Rey, with the exception of Rex Rekstis [missing from photo], appeared Tuesday on WFSU’s Perspectives show.
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Growth, development and infrastructure are rising to the top of the priority list for the candidates who want to represent the Northwest corridor of Leon County. The County's Third District is up for grabs this year. 

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Leon County plans to join a court fight against a state law that preempts most local gun-related rules. Commissioner Bryan Desolge says for him the issue isn’t about firearms. It’s about home rule.

Leon County Government

The Leon County Commission is following of the Community Redevelopment Agency’s plan for doling out more than $3-million for local arts and culture projects. The money is what’s left over from a tax meant for a performing arts center that was never built.

Man holds up a sign during the Monday CRA meeting
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Proof Brewery won’t be getting an extra $450,000 from local government.

Jasmine Ali's campaign facebook page

If elected county commissioner, Jasmine Ali wants to focus on reducing crime and improving quality of life in Leon County’s first district. The 20-year-old FSU student feels it’s time for a fresh face in the seat long held by incumbent Bill Proctor.

LeMoyne Art Gallery
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Monday’s Community Redevelopment Board meeting divvied up $3 million  to three arts and cultural groups and a new program, not in the running last week, is now set to receive $1.8 million.

The Big Bend chapter of Florida’s Police Benevolent Association has announced its endorsements for some Leon County races. 

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