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Capital Report: 08-03-2018

A Leon County circuit judge this week rejected a proposed amendment to the constitution that would ban greyhound racing in Florida, and the state quickly appealed. Gina Jordan reports the Florida Supreme Court is being asked to decide the case before the November ballots are printed.

A Florida Panhandle man may be one of the first charged under a new law for posting threatening messages on social media. Sascha Cordner reports.

Ryan Torrens is a candidate for Florida Attorney General running in the primary against Democratic Representative Sean Shaw. Recently, Shaw filed a lawsuit alleging Torrens didn’t properly qualify as a candidate, and violated campaign finance law. Torrens has come to his own defense, and has filed a motion to dismiss the case. It is set to be heard on August 22, just six days before the primary election.

Torrens recently sat down with Florida Public Radio’s Ryan Dailey to give his side of the story.

Heavy rain this summer means more mosquitoes for Floridians. Regan McCarthy has more….

Last year’s Hurricane Irma provided lots of valuable lessons to Florida’s emergency managers and power providers.  Tom Flanigan has that story.