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UPDATED: Citrus County opens sandbag sites

In preparation for Hurricane Ian, two self-serve sandbag sites will open at 12:00pm (noon) on Monday, September 26, 2022: Bicentennial Park, 501 N Baseball Point, Crystal River Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave, Floral City Self-serve sites are open 24 hours but are not monitored overnight for availability of supplies. Sand and sandbags will be...

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Stocks plunge as inflation rises 8.3% in August

The major U.S. stock averages opened lower after a government report on consumer prices showed higher than expected inflation. Declining gasoline prices were offset by gains in the costs of rent and food, giving cover for the Federal Reserve to deliver another hefty interest rate increase next Wednesday. Core CPI rose to annualized rate of...

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Four fill CF trustee chairs

OCALA, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2022) — The College of Central Florida District Board of Trustees has three new and one continuing member, appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. “We welcome our new board members and appreciate the service of our returning board member – all who have demonstrated commitment to our community,” said Dr. Jim Henningsen,...

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DeSantis suspends 4 Broward County School Board members

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday suspended via executive order four Broward County School Board members “due to their incompetence, neglect of duty, and misuse of authority.” Board members Patricia Good, Donna Korn, Ann Murray and Laurie Rich Levinson were suspended effective immediately. They...

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McMorris Rodgers calls student loan forgiveness a ‘slap in the face’ to taxpayers

By RaeLynn Ricarte | The Center Square (The Center Square) – U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, calls President Joe Biden’s decision to transfer student loan debt from borrowers to taxpayers a “dramatic overreach of his authority” and a “slap in the face to every hardworking person in Eastern Washington who will now have to...

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Senate reaches deal on bill for veterans with toxic exposure illnesses

Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement to pass legislation expanding benefits for veterans who are suffering illnesses due to toxic exposures, with a vote on the measure expected Tuesday evening. “We expect to have an agreement on the PACT Act with amendments,” Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. “I believe it will pass and...

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DeSantis: Biden ‘gaslighting’ Americans about recession

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – President Joe Biden and mainstream media are “gaslighting” the American people about the recession, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says. After the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Thursday reported a second quarter of negative GDP growth, signaling the U.S. is in a recession, Biden...

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Ford may let go 1/4 of salaried Michigan employees to pay for EV transition

(The Center Square) – Less than two months after announcing it would apply $134 million of taxpayer dollars for retooling two Michigan plants, news reports this week surfaced that revealed Ford Motor Company would lay off approximately 8,000 salary workers. According to Bloomburg reporting, the job cuts are part of the automaker’s effort to liberate $3 billion of corporate...

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FWC’s School Fishing Club Program expands name to include more students

At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously approved changing the name of the High School Fishing Program to the School Fishing Club Program. The program has grown in popularity in recent years and continues to support and encourage youth anglers of all ages. The new name more accurately portrays...

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Supreme Court rules for Biden in clash over Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

THE HILL — The Supreme Court ruled for the Biden administration Thursday in a dispute over a Trump-era immigration policy that requires U.S. asylum seekers at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their applications are processed. The 5-4 ruling found that the administration did not violate federal immigration law when it sought to...