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A Quick Primer on the Team Solving Orange County’s Affordable Housing Crisis

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County faces a growing affordable housing crisis, and Mayor Jerry Demings has taken notice–and action. Shortly after his inauguration, he formed Housing For All, an affordable housing task force to face the challenge head-on.  The Housing For All task force doesn’t meet monthly like the County Commission–in fact, their next…

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Andrew Jeng Enters Florida House District 43 Race in Osceola County

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Former Kissimmee City Commission candidate and tech business owner Andrew Jeng filed paperwork to run for Florida State Representative, District 43 on Monday, June 10, 2019 according to officials at the Florida Department of State Division of Elections. District 43 covers northern Osceola County and includes Buenaventura Lakes, Campbell, Kissimmee, and Poinciana. Representatives serve two-year terms and are…

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Florida Republican Party Chairman, State Senator Joe Gruters to Keynote Orlando Republican Women Federated June Event

APOPKA, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – As the 2020 election season builds momentum, the Florida Republican party is amplifying voter engagement and bringing out the big guns early in the season. State Senator and Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Chairman Joe Gruters will speak at the Orlando Republican Women Federated’s (ORWF) “Red Hot and Summer BBQ”…

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Flagler County Republican Club Launches 2020 Election Season with Sweet Contest

PALM COAST, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Flagler County Republican Club’s (FCRC) annual Blue Ribbon Cake and Pie contest returns this Saturday, June 8th, launching Flagler’s 2020 election cycle in earnest. Florida National News (FNN) political contributor, radio host and political influencer Randy Ross also returns as a celebrity judge. “As a big tent Republican Club,…

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Hillsborough School Social Worker’s Teams Gunning for 2019 Black History Brain Bowl 4-Year Scholarship

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – On February 13, 2019, Hillsborough County Center of Excellence held the county and regional History and Culture Brain Bowl competition from November 2018 through February 2019, underwritten by the Florida Education Fund. Julina Dolce Gurganious, a school social worker with Hillsborough County Public Schools, had her two teams sweep…

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[WATCH] Judge Victoria Pratt Talks Procedural Justice and MLK in Exclusive Interview

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Social justice activist and global speaker Judge Victoria Pratt, fresh from her trip to Dubai, stopped in Winter Park to speak at Rollins College’s annual MLK Vigil, whose theme was “Stay Woke.” Judge Pratt believes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fully embodied procedural justice–the concept that proffers that people…

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First Amendment Foundation Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting

The First Amendment Foundation’s 2018 Sunshine Awards recognize those who have made significant contributions to furthering open government through service, litigation, and reporting. We are currently seeking nominations for the 2nd Annual Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting. The Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting is named for Lucy Morgan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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National Politics

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Trump Campaign to Fly Massive Banner Before Democratic Debate in Houston

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is taking to the skies and local print ahead of…

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Trump announces help for certain historically black colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historically black colleges and universities with a religious affiliation will no longer…

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Trump dismisses John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national…

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Congresswoman Val Demings calls for increased Diversity in American Media

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Demings introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution calling for increased diversity…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

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Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September…

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz Kickoff Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz will…

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Orange County Celebrates 2019 Pine Hills Small Business Appreciation Week

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -  Orange County Government’s Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District is celebrating 2019 Pine Hills…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights More Than $11 Million in Donations and Announces 590,000 Bottles of Water to be Sent to the Bahamas

West Palm Beach, Fla. - On Tuesday, Governor Ron DeSantis highlighted more than $11 million…

FNN SPORTS

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    CLEVELAND (FNN SPORTS) - NFL Week 1: Cleveland Browns Add Another Losing Season Opener to Their Belt (Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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Walt Disney World Resort Sponsors the UCF Knights

ORLANDO, Fla. –  With a new sponsorship agreement, Walt Disney World Resort hopes to spread some…

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NFL Week 2 Prediction: Buccaneers Offense Has Chance Against Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FNN SPORTS) - After greeting Week 1 with losses, the Buccaneers and the…

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Orlando Magic Youth Basketball Academy to Host Her Time To Play All-Girls Youth Clinic

Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Magic will team up with the WNBA, NBA and Orange…

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Disney: Arnold Palmer’s 90th Birthday

Walt Disney World Resort joined other golf courses and the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation…

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NFL Week 1: Cleveland Browns Add Another Losing Season Opener to Their Belt

CLEVELAND, Oh. (FNN SPORTS) - One is the loneliest number when it sits in front…

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What to Expect in Week 1: Buccaneers vs. 49ers

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The 100th NFL season home opener is finally in view.…

BUSINESS NEWS

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    CUPERTINO, Ca. (FNN NEWS) - Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day (Image: Apple.)

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Mass Shootings Give Rise to Bullet-Resistant Backpacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling…

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Source: Universal // Universal Orlando Resort revealed that for the…

Orlando Continues to Support Small Businesses

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Small businesses play such an important role in the economies…

S&P 500 posts its worst week of 2019 as trade tensions flare

Investors rattled by President Donald Trump’s latest escalation in his trade war with China drove…

ID theft stings, but it’s hard to pin on specific data hacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks…

Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day

Cupertino, CA (FNN NEWS) — July 17th is National Emoji Day! What better way to celebrate…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • NEW YORK (AP) - Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

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Jordan, Foxx debut injustice drama ‘Just Mercy’ at film fest

TORONTO (AP) — The starry based-on-a-true-story social-justice tale “Just Mercy” made a powerful impression in…

Ariana Grande Accused of Stealing a Drag Queen’s Likeness After Suing Forever 21 for Trademark Infringement

Arianna Grande recently sued fashion retailer Forever 21 for $10 million claiming the brand launched…

Ariana Grande Sues Forever 21 for $10 Million Over Trademark Infringement

TMZ reports that Pop singer Ariana Grande has filed a lawsuit against Forever 21 over…

The Walt Disney Company to Donate More Than $1 Million to Relief and Recovery Efforts in The Bahamas

BURBANK, Calif. – The Walt Disney Company, led by Disney Cruise Line, has committed more…

[Photos] 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion Rocks One More Time, Despite Hurricane

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The 2019 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion (ATJFR), the “Party…

Review: Cage the Elephant Energizes and Preps Tampa Crowd for Beck with Big Antics

TAMPA (FNN NEWS) - In the midst of hurricane season, Thursday, August 29th turned into a…

LIFESTYLE: TRAVEL, TOURISM, THEME PARKS

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Universal Orlando Resort Reveals Passholder Appreciation Days Perks

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Universal Orlando Resort Rolls Out New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across the Entire Destination

ORLANDO, Fla. – At Universal Orlando Resort, New Year’s Eve isn’t just another holiday – it’s…

Orlando Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Ortiz Launch Hispanic Heritage Month at City Hall

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - To celebrate the commencement of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September…

Disney: Arnold Palmer’s 90th Birthday

Walt Disney World Resort joined other golf courses and the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation…

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” to Make its Highly-Anticipated Debut at Universal Orlando Resort on September 14

Orlando, Fla. – Next week, the all-new light projection experience, “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,”…

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Celebration Turns Into Humanitarian Ship

PALM BEACH, Fla. -  The Grand Celebration, owned and operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which…