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Payback: Trump Ousts Officials Who Testified on Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exacting swift punishment against those who crossed him, an emboldened President Donald Trump on Friday ousted two government officials who had delivered damaging testimony against him during his impeachment hearings. The president took retribution just two days after his acquittal by the Senate. First came news that Trump had ousted Lt. Col.…

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State Says Orange Soil & Water Supervisor Michael Barber Missing, Supervisors Dawn Curtis, Nicole McLaren Didn’t Qualify to Hold Office

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – It’s a dark day for the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. The Board appears to be in a crisis in complying with State law and agency rules. Two state agencies, the Florida Commission on Ethics and the Florida Division of Elections, seem to have trouble contacting…

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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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Democratic Mayoral Candidate Sam Ings Donates $1,100 to Orange County Republicans

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – An elected Democrat financially supporting the  Republican Party is typically taboo, but it happened Saturday. Orlando District 6 Commissioner and Orlando mayoral candidate Sam Ings raised eyebrows after the Orange County Republican Party thanked him for his campaign’s  $1,100 financial contribution. Commissioner Ings attended the Orange County Republican Party’s “Trump…

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Hunger, Hospitality and Trafficking Dominate Orange County Board Meeting

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Orange County Board of County Commissioners saw hunger, hospitality and human trafficking as the main conversation during its August 20th meeting. The board signed a proclamation to recognize September as Hunger Action month. The board also gave an award to representatives from the Recycling Improvement Program. In the public…

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Real Estate Veteran Khalid Muneer Files to Unseat Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orlando community leader and real estate veteran Khalid Muneer filed his papers to run for Orange County Property Appraiser (OCPA) at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. He’s running to unseat two-term incumbent Rick Singh, who is up for re-election in 2020. Singh filed for…

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