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8 Months Later: Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Remains Out of Compliance

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Nearly a year after Florida National News broke the story, the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District remains in non-compliance.   Meeting Protocol On March 20, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order modifying meetings to take place virtually as the COVID-19 pandemic first made its impact on the state…

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Prosecutors Outline Why They Cleared Rick Singh of All Criminal Charges

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Prosecutors from the 7th Judicial Circuit Court cleared Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh of 10 criminal charges July 17, 2020 on an intriguing technicality: according to their detailed 10-page report, the witnesses weren’t credible.   Assistant state attorneys Melissa Clark and Andrew Urbanak listed three main witnesses in the…

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Sheriff John Mina, Tax Collector Scott Randolph, Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell, Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles Seek 2020 Re-Election

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – One day after the start of the New Year, four Orange County constitutional officers–Sheriff John Mina (2019), Tax Collector Scott Randolph, Clerk of Court Tiffany Moore, and Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles–all filed for 2020 re-election at the Supervisor of Elections office. Orange County has six countywide constitutional officers, which also…

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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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[OPINION] What’s Real and What’s NOT? Often the Victim is the Person the Allegation is Wheeled Towards!

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – As Americans, we are watching the allegations of sexual misconduct uniting the political and entertainment world in extremely unflattering ways. We have seen media moguls and Oscar winners respectfully destroyed over alleged misconduct. While we all can collectively agree that any type of sexual harassment, misconduct, lewd and lascivious behavior, etc. are unforgivable…

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Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke Files to Run for County Mayor

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke (R – District 3), who during a recent Orange County Republican Executive Committee meeting announced his consideration for Orange County Mayor, is the latest to officially file to run for Mayor Jacobs’ seat on Tuesday. Commissioner Clarke has been busy of late working with the 1-4 for…

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda Joins Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith’s Legislative Team

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Office of Florida Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith // Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith has hired community leader, Jacqueline “Jackie” Gomez-Tejeda to join his legislative team. Gomez-Tejeda brings over two decades of experience in social work and government relations into her new role as Rep. Smith’s District Executive Secretary (DES). Gomez-Tejeda…

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