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A Honeybell orange hangs from a tree affected by citrus greening in Cee Bee's Citrus' orchard in Odessa, in 2018. [GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES   |   Times]
“I don’t know how many plagues were going to fight, but we’re getting very close to biblical proportions,” a top Florida citrus official told state senators.
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The Florida Department of Health is challenging a ruling that found a state law requiring medical marijuana operators to grow, process and sell cannabis and derivative products runs afoul of a...
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The law was written in 1971 by Maxine Baker, a legislator from Miami-Dade County who pushed for the rights of people with mental illness.
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“I think it’s really important to note that we are behind the curve on this,” said Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa.
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  1. Former television journalist Alan Cohn (left) and State Rep. Adam Hattersley are Democratic candidates in Florida's 15th Congressional District. (Photos courtesy of Alan Cohn and Adam Hattersley.)
    Republican Ross Spano is vulnerable, but dueling endorsements Wednesday show there will be a tough primary before anyone takes him on.
  2. Tampa strip club owner Joe Redner is challenging the state on its rules governing medical pot. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
    The Florida Department of Health is challenging a ruling that found a state law requiring medical marijuana operators to grow, process and sell cannabis and derivative products runs afoul of a...
  3. Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) [STEVE CANNON  |  AP]
    “I think it’s really important to note that we are behind the curve on this,” said Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa.
  4. A Honeybell orange hangs from a tree affected by citrus greening in Cee Bee's Citrus' orchard in Odessa, in 2018. [GABRIELLA ANGOTTI-JONES   |   Times]
    “I don’t know how many plagues were going to fight, but we’re getting very close to biblical proportions,” a top Florida citrus official told state senators.
  5. Copy of the Articles of Impeachment, Tuesday in Washington. House Democrats announced they are pushing ahead with two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress - charging he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) [PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS  |  AP]
    The new articles of impeachment carry historical echoes in some ways.
  6. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raises his hands after being asked about his relationship with two Ukrainian businessmen during an announcement at a Palm Harbor Walmart Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. DeSantis refused to answer questions about the two men. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
    During a news conference in Naples, DeSantis launched into a long-winded discussion of American history, which he said young people need to know better.
  7. Florida Senator Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, was the sponsor of a law that was to go into effect Friday that would have created new requirements for abortion doctors that could have limited the number of clinics. But the U.S. Supreme Court threw out similar Texas restrictions, raising doubt about the fate of Florida's new law. [Scott Keeler | Times]
    The bill would add a requirement that minors must also obtain a parent or guardian’s consent for an abortion, not just notify them.
  8. In this March 28, 2017, photo, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.,  leaves a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol in Washington.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) [J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE  |  AP]
    He is the second GOP congressman from Florida to announce he’s not running.
  9. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times  Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks to the press on the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton during a town hall meeting at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Sunday July 29, 2018. McGlockton was shot and killed two weeks ago in what authorities have deemed a "stand your ground" shooting.
    Forward Florida spent $240,000 on legal expenses last month to respond to a federal grand jury subpoena.
  10. A police truck patrols Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa this summer.
    The Infrastructure and Security Committee backed a proposal (SPB 7016) that would create the Statewide Office of Resiliency within the executive branch.
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