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Shawna Vercher, here with her daughter Maddie and husband Jason, is a Democratic candidate in state House District 67.Courtesy of Shawna Vercher

Officials dispute Pinellas candidate's claims of legal abuse

Shawna Vercher is a poised, articulate businesswoman who in many ways appears an ideal Democratic candidate in a tough battle for a state House seat in Pinellas County. She's at ease in front of cameras and energetic enough to shake every hand in the room. Although she lost a $1.5 million court case and filed for b …


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    Oldsmar tech company gives $25,000 to Friends of Greenlight

    An Oldsmar technology company has helped nudge the Friends of Greenlight closer to its $1 million fundraising goal....


    Florida education news: University debut, campus sinkhole, free internet and more

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