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Who are Florida’s 29 Electors?

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On Monday, December 19, 2016 the Electoral College, which consists of 538 members from across the United States, will meet for the 58th time at their respective state capital to cast the only official vote for president of the United States. Florida Electors’ Names The following are the Republican presidential…

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Jovenel Moïse Wins Haiti Presidency by Landslide, Defeating 26 Candidates, According to Election Officials

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (FNN NEWS) – Presidential elections were finally held in Haiti on 20 November 2016 after having been postponed several times. The elections were overseen by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), and held using the two-round system, with a second round scheduled for 29 January 2017 if no candidate received an absolute majority of the votes…

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Randy Ross to Run for Orange County Republican Executive Committee Chair

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Randy Ross, Orange County Chairman for Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign, is running for Orange County Republican Executive Committee Chairman. Ross recently announced his bid to challenge incumbent Lew Oliver, who is planning to run for reelection. In an open letter to Orange County Republican Executive Committee members, Ross vows to…

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Tampa Medical Marijuana Conference Follows Legalization in Florida

TAMPA, Fla., (FNN NEWS) By CannaCure Florida — CannaCure Florida is proudly offering the most comprehensive medical cannabis educational conference following passage of Florida Amendment 2 legalizing medical marijuana. Medical professionals and cannabis industry leaders will gather to present an exclusive educational conference Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 – Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at The Cuban Club in…

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Florida Elects First Black State Attorney

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Political newcomer Aramis Donell Ayalamade history Tuesday night as the first African American to be elected State Attorney in Florida’s history. She will be the Chief Prosecutor for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, which includes Orange and Osceola counties. Ayala, 41, a former prosecutor in the Ninth Judicial Circuit and also…

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Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Wins 13th Congressional District Seat

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Former Republican governor of Florida Charlie Crist is heading to Washington, D.C. after defeating incumbent Republican Rep. David Jolly for Florida’s 13th Congressional District on election night. Crist’s congressional victory gives new life to his political career after a loss as an independent for a 2010 run for U.S. Senate against…

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Mike Pence to Campaign in Cocoa, Maitland and Clearwater Monday for Donald Trump

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) – Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will make three stops in Florida on Monday, according to the Donald Trump campaign. Indiana Gov. Pence starts on the Space Coast with a noon event in Cocoa, then attends an afternoon rally near Orlando in Maitland before winding up with a 6 p.m. airport rally in Clearwater.…

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Clinton calls FBI’s actions ahead of vote ‘deeply troubling’

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is lashing out at the FBI’s handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau’s actions just days before the election “unprecedented” and “deeply troubling.” Emboldened Republican rival Donald Trump seized on the reignited email controversy, hoping to raise new doubts…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange…

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15) - Jim Gray, Orlando City Commissioner for District 1, today announced…

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange…

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Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront…

VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- In honor of Smokey Bear's 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created…

Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such…

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Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's residents a victory against Orange County Friday. The judge ruled that Lake Pickett South Development – also known as “The Grow” – is inconsistent with Rural Service Area development patterns. Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement "I am very pleased with the results of the order. Finally, after over three…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District was recently appointed to Florida Urban Forestry Council during the August 9th meeting in Sumterville, Florida. “I look forward to working with the council members to find new ways to promote the organization and create public awareness about urban forestry in Florida,”…

State Senator Victor Torres and Representative Amy Mercardo To Hold…

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Victor Torres, Jr., and House Representative Amy Mercardo (D-Orlando) will be holding a community roundtable on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm at Meadow Woods Community Center, 1751 Rhode Island Circle, Orlando FL 32824. We will have representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts and…

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

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