Thursday, November 22, 2018

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H&M, Zara and others ban mohair products after animal cruelty investigation

Some of the world’s largest clothing chains, including Zara, H&M, Gap and Topshop, have vowed to discontinue selling mohair apparel following allegations of animal cruelty at a dozen goat farms in South Africa.Mohair, made from the hair of Angora...

Facebook’s mission to connect people now includes helping them date

SAN JOSE - At Facebook’s annual developer’s conference, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg unveiled changes to the social networking platform, from a function to allow users to delete information Facebook has gathered on them to a new dating...

Hometown Pinellas

Florida Court Public Information Officers recognizes retired PIOThe Florida Court Public Information Officers recently recognized Ron Stuart of Clearwater for his work with the association. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Stuart...

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Florida’s 2018 midterms: A post-mortem

Florida’s 2018 midterms: A post-mortem

A minute-by-minute account of what just transpired.
Published: 11/20/18
Most expensive Florida legislative race ever?

Most expensive Florida legislative race ever?

It's the Senate District 18 race in Tampa. An exact figure isn’t possible, however, because campaign finance laws don’t require political parties and interest groups to reveal how much money they put into individual races and where the money comes from.
Published: 11/19/18
Updated: 11/20/18
With victory, Rick Scott joins an exclusive club of Florida politicians

With victory, Rick Scott joins an exclusive club of Florida politicians

Scott becomes the fifth person in Florida to win election for both governor and the U.S. Senate.
Published: 11/19/18
Updated: 11/20/18
Ron DeSantis hire a Democrat? After election, a shift in tone

Ron DeSantis hire a Democrat? After election, a shift in tone

In considering hiring a Parkland Democrat for a top spot in his administration, Ron DeSantis continues to send signals that he will govern more to the center.
Published: 11/19/18
Updated: 11/20/18
That’s it. The results of Florida’s midterm election are official.

That’s it. The results of Florida’s midterm election are official.

The Elections Canvassing Commission certified the results with little fanfare this morning.
Published: 11/20/18
This state attorney isn’t allowed to chime in on ‘stand your ground’ law

This state attorney isn’t allowed to chime in on ‘stand your ground’ law

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to allow Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to introduce her position in the ongoing legal fight over the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
Published: 11/20/18
It’s a busy morning in Tallahassee today. Here’s what’s on tap.

It’s a busy morning in Tallahassee today. Here’s what’s on tap.

Certifying the results of the midterm elections and kicking off the 2019 session.
Published: 11/20/18
Florida recount 2018: Still confused? Read this.

Florida recount 2018: Still confused? Read this.

A handy Q and A to frequent questions about Florida's election recount, which ended Sunday.
Published: 11/19/18
Brenda Snipes resigns from Broward elections office

Brenda Snipes resigns from Broward elections office

Snipes’ resignation came only hours after her staff ended a brutal two-week stretch of recounts.
Published: 11/18/18
Updated: 11/19/18
Caldwell concedes, blames Broward’s ‘abject failures’ for loss

Caldwell concedes, blames Broward’s ‘abject failures’ for loss

“We cannot afford to have another election that produces similar delays, irregularities and questions over the validity of the election system,” he wrote.
Published: 11/19/18