Friday, September 21, 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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Andrew Gillum pays extra taxes on his Tallahassee home, records show

Andrew Gillum pays extra taxes on his Tallahassee home, records show

During his bid for governor, Democrat Andrew Gillum has reminded voters constantly that he isn't a millionaire like some of the other candidates who sought the office.But a review of property and tax records shows that Gillum is paying extra taxes wh...
Updated: 2 hours ago
What did Ron DeSantis do during his tour in Iraq?

What did Ron DeSantis do during his tour in Iraq?

Way back on June 25, Ron DeSantis released his first TV ad as he faced off with Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam for the Republican nomination for governor.His first words in the ad, as he introduced himself to Florida voters: "Ron DeSantis, I...
Updated: 4 hours ago
In Senate 18 race, Janet Cruz says Dana Young profits from beer legislation

In Senate 18 race, Janet Cruz says Dana Young profits from beer legislation

The Janet Cruz campaign is opening a new line of attack against state District 18 Republican Sen. Dana Young, suggesting Young has sponsored legislation that benefits her husband's investments in the craft beer industry.Young has developed a reputati...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Andrew Gillums talks tighter gun control in Broward County

Andrew Gillums talks tighter gun control in Broward County

Andrew Gillum came to Broward County on Friday to raise money and talk about guns.Sheriff Scott Israel helped him with one, but not so much the other.Appearing outside his campaign's Plantation office to unveil an endorsement from gun-control group E...
Updated: 6 hours ago
NRA sway: For Florida officials, it’s always Hammer time

NRA sway: For Florida officials, it’s always Hammer time

On the Fourth of July 2016, National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer fired off an email to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services."This crap needs to stop," begins Hammer in the first of seven emails she would exchange w...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Florida agriculture commissioner candidates tangle over debate schedule

Florida agriculture commissioner candidates tangle over debate schedule

Rep. Matt Caldwell, Republican candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, challenged his Democratic opponent on Friday morning to debate — but Fried's campaign contended they've already offered dates to debate that th...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Amid criticism of tax plan, Chris King talks small business with Colorado Governor in St. Petersburg

Amid criticism of tax plan, Chris King talks small business with Colorado Governor in St. Petersburg

John Hickenlooper found himself right at home at St. Petersburg's Flying Boat Brewery.The Democratic governor of Colorado was at establishment to participate in an informal discussion about how to grow small businesses with the Democratic n...
Updated: 7 hours ago
See all released emails between the NRA’s Marion Hammer and the Florida Department of Agriculture

See all released emails between the NRA’s Marion Hammer and the Florida Department of Agriculture

Marion Hammer, the chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association in Florida, communicates regularly with Florida officials on everything from gun legislation to spam phone calls, a set of released emails has revealed.Read more: NRA sway; For Flor...
Updated: 11 hours ago
How is Florida doing after 20 years under GOP rule?

How is Florida doing after 20 years under GOP rule?

Republicans have controlled Florida’s governor’s office and Legislature since 1999.When voters consider their choice in this year’s governor’s race, how they perceive the last two decades will be critical.Are we Floridians bet...
Updated: 11 hours ago
DeSantis won’t return money from donor who called Obama the N-word

DeSantis won’t return money from donor who called Obama the N-word

Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor said Thursday he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about former President Barack Obama, but said contributions the donor's company made won't be re...
Published: 09/21/18