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    PNS Daily News - April 1, 20150 

    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; Arkansas following on the heels of Indiana with a religious freedom law; Florida’s governor says he deserves the credit for job creation; mountain goats making the case for climate change; and plenty of folks stepping-up for National Walking Day.

Public News Service - Florida

PHOTO: Gov. Rick Scott touts his administration's role in creating more than 800,000 new jobs in Florida since taking office in 2011. Photo courtesy Office of the Governor.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Sunshine State is basking in success in job creation, and Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants everyone to know it has happened on his watch. The monthly employment numbers show more than 800,000 new private-sector jobs created in a little more than four years since Scott took offi...Read More

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PHOTO: Florida's conservation community says state lawmakers are ignoring a deadline to purchase land owned by the U.S. Sugar Corporation to be used for a new reservoir to keep polluted water from reaching the Everglades. Photo credit: Elle Randi/Morguefile.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - With the passage of Amendment One in the November election, Florida now has the funds to protect the Everglades and the state's water supply. But now, state lawmakers appear to be losing their resolve to purchase land the sugar industry agreed to sell in 2010. Progress Florida is ...Read More

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PHOTO: Experts recommend using caution when it comes to what information you share online in an effort to avoid cyberbullies. Photo credit: DMedina/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A growing awareness of adult cyberbullying was underscored last Friday when former White House intern Monica Lewinsky addressed it in a TED Talk. Cyberbullying can happen to people of any age, according to author of Blair London, who heard some of her adult friends share stories ...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: Bills being considered in the Florida House and Senate propose making the selection process of state college and university presidents private. Photo credit:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A bill that would make the process of selecting university and Florida College System presidents private advanced Tuesday through its third state House committee. Opponents fear that House Bill 223, if passed, would shut the public out from the process of selecting some of the hi...Read More

Public News Service - FL

Florida currently bans guns on college campuses, but some lawmakers want to change that. Photo credit: flickr/Creative Commons/Scott Beale

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Even as university presidents, campus police and student government leaders rose up against it, the Florida Senate's Higher Education Committee has given its approval to a controversial bill (SB 176) that would allow concealed firearms on college campuses. State Rep. Mich...Read More

Public News Service - FL

PHOTO: Experts recommend lots of water and a pain reliever to survive a post-St. Paddy's Day hangover. Photo credit:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - If yesterday's luck of the Irish is leaving you feeling green today, the best medicine can be found from your kitchen faucet. Water and hydration is everything today, said family practitioner Dr. John Hale. "The key is to consume a lot of liquid," he said. "The alcohol causes a...Read More

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PHOTO: A homeless man seeks shelter in downtown Miami, where the City Commission has delayed a decision on whether to outlaw camping on public property for another month. Photo credit: xynntii/

MIAMI - In the shadows of - and in contrast to - the city's new multimillion-dollar condominiums, hundreds of Miami's homeless can be seen seeking shelter in tents. To address what he calls "safety concerns," City Commissioner Mark Sarnoff is proposing an ordinance designed to remove those tents by ...Read More

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PHOTO: A legislative subcommittee voted along party lines (9-4) in favor of Rep. Frank Artiles' bill to restrict public restroom use based on a person's gender at birth. Photo courtesy of Florida House of Representatives.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A new law being proposed in Florida has the state's transgendered community concerned and angry. The proposed legislation, House Bill 583, mandates that public same-sex restrooms in the state be restricted for use by biological gender. It would prohibit use of those facilities b...Read More

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