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Tallahassee, FL – The Boys and Girls Club of Florida is naming its 2008 Youth of the Year today at ceremonies in the old Capitol. Kang Liu is one of four finalists from a field of 28 competitors. He tells his story of involvement with the club, and how it changed his life. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tampa, FL – The Manatee and Aquatic Center at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on a high-profile Florida marine mammal species: the Manatee.

Trimmel Gomes

Tallahassee, FL – A long journey to obtain a coveted title; Florida Public Radio's Trimmel Gomes greeted a group of Cracker horses and cowboys visiting the Capitol to chow why the Cracker Horse should be the new state symbol.

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Senate on Thursday agreed to cut the state's current budget by about a half billion dollars. James Call reports, the proposal includes large cuts to expected money for education.

Tallahassee, FL – Outside and downstairs in the Capitol plaza some legislators and guests mingled together, enjoying free health screenings from Florida Pharmacy Association, and music and food provided by the Florida Transportation Disabled Association. It was also space day at the capitol as well. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – Powerful political figures begin to move towards changes in Florida's higher education. The moves are prompting a question: Will the Board of Governors survive the session? Gina Jordan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's Department of Corrections has become one of the largest pieces of Florida's state budget during the past few years. Crime is on the rise in Florida and pending budget cuts have experts asking what Florida's criminal justice system will look like in the coming years. Tom Flanigan reports.

Tallahassee, FL – As lawmakers grapple with how to balance the state budget, health and human services programs will lose tens of millions for Florida's most fragile citizens. Margie Menzel prepared this report.

Tallahassee, FL – The Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend has announced its 2007 Youth of the Year- Jazmaun Hall of Monticello. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – Tall Timbers Research Station began their first prescribed burn of the year. One lane Southbound on the Florida side of U.S. 319 was blocked off so that the Division of Forestry and Tall Timbers could begin. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – New college grads, entry-level workers and Tallahassee transplants got together Wednesday at the Brogan Museum for an evening of socializing and networking- a scene that many say is lacking in the city. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – As Mental Health issues gain more awareness throughout the state, one of Florida's oldest mental health providers is struggling to stay in business. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Wakulla County may find itself in a financial bind soon. Amendment 1 has reared its head again and is causing at least one county official to question how small counties like Wakulla will get by. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – Nearly a thousand seniors from across the state gathered at the Capitol Wednesday to celebrate the many contributions of older Floridians on Ambassadors for Aging Day. Trimmel Gomes has more.

Tallahassee, FL – The Leroy Collins Institute and Florida Tax Watch held a joint forum Tuesday to talk about Florida's budget situation. Representative Dan Gelber and Senator Mike Haridopolos took opposing views on the effects of Amendment One. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Bay County, FL – A federal judge denies environmental opponents' attempt to halt construction of the new Bay County International Airport. Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida A&M University Public Relations students held a press conference Tuesday to unveil their new organization and talk about upcoming projects. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – North Florida law enforcement agencies banded together Monday to hold practice exercises at Cobb Middle School and Florida A&M. Their job is to simulate an incident similar to the recent Virginia Teach and Northern Illinois University Shootings. Lynn Hatter reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Governor Charlie Crist released a scorecard on the state's greenhouse gas efforts. Trimmel Gomes has more on that story.

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.