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People wait outside the U.S. Interests Section in Havana to apply for visas. U.S. officials say the number of Cuban refugees has increased since the two countries renewed relations.Associated Press

Fear of immigration policy change triggers new wave of Cuban migrants

HAVANA — President Barack Obama's opening to Cuba has accelerated a surge in Cuban migration to the United States, the latest U.S. statistics show, as many on the island grow worried that America's long-standing immigration benefits for Cubans are now in jeopardy. Last month, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted 481 Cu …


    Rep. Marlene O'Toole, R-Lady Lake

    Commission on Ethics finds state Rep. Marlene O'Toole didn't disclose voting conflicts

    The Florida Commission on Ethics found that Rep. Marlene O’Toole, R-Lady Lake, failed to disclose a voting conflict when she voted on the 2013 budget....


    Supporters of the Dr. Carter G Woodson African American Museum have invited people to an event Saturday for an update on the situation

    Kriseman withdraws nomination for board member who voted for museum sale

    ST. PETERSBURG | A St. Petersburg Housing Authority commissioner has lost her chance to serve once again on the board following a controversial vote last week....


    FLVS gets new board chair as past leader steps down

    Michael Olenick, recently appointed to the Florida Board of Education, has stepped down as chairman of the Florida Virtual School board of trustees....