Friday, November 16, 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...

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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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Rules of the Sidewalk? Tampa grapples with the rented scooter craze

Rules of the Sidewalk? Tampa grapples with the rented scooter craze

Tampa city officials are sifting through applications for a pilot scooter program. Residents could be scooting through the streets by February.
Published: 11/15/18
Many states give voters a week after the election to cure their rejected ballot. Not Florida.

Many states give voters a week after the election to cure their rejected ballot. Not Florida.

Other states give voters much more time to clear up any signature confusion, an act known as “curing” a rejected ballot. Floridians must fix theirs the day before an election.
Published: 11/15/18
Palm Beach elections workers stopped recounting Wednesday night

Palm Beach elections workers stopped recounting Wednesday night

The county shut off its ballot-counting machines Wednesday evening around 8 p.m. and hadn’t restarted them yet by 9 a.m. Thursday.
Published: 11/15/18
Judge extends mismatched signature ‘cure’ until 5 p.m. Saturday

Judge extends mismatched signature ‘cure’ until 5 p.m. Saturday

Walker criticizes a system that has 'no standards,' is 'illusory' and does not pass constitutional muster.
Published: 11/15/18
Florida students overseas skeptical their votes will count

Florida students overseas skeptical their votes will count

The process makes it tricky, strenuous and even expensive.
Published: 11/15/18
A machine can’t decide voter intent. In a manual recount, people must

A machine can’t decide voter intent. In a manual recount, people must

Undervotes and overvotes in two statewide elections will test Florida's post-recount voting standards.
Published: 11/15/18
Rick Scott appears in D.C. along with new GOP senators, despite the recount

Rick Scott appears in D.C. along with new GOP senators, despite the recount

Even though his Senate race is in the middle of a recount, the governor was with new senators.
Published: 11/14/18
Updated: 11/15/18
Judge considers Bill Nelson lawsuit to count votes with faulty signatures

Judge considers Bill Nelson lawsuit to count votes with faulty signatures

Florida's system of verifying signatures on mail and provisional ballots is under intense legal scrutiny.
Published: 11/14/18
Florida officials flag a possible violation of elections law by state Democrats

Florida officials flag a possible violation of elections law by state Democrats

The forms listed the wrong due date for voters to fix issues with their mail-in ballots.
Published: 11/14/18
Rick Scott wins suit against Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections

Rick Scott wins suit against Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections

Election watchers will now be allowed to stand inside the physical area where machine recounts are taking place.
Published: 11/14/18