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Hurricane season begins today; make sure you're prepared

June 1, 2020
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By Dean Tantralis

Today marks the official start of hurricane season, and preparation remains the most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our families. We have already seen two named storms, Arthur and Bertha, develop in the Atlantic Ocean, which confirms what many experts predict will be an extremely active season.

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City of Fort Lauderdale Declares Local State of Emergency and Issues Curfew

May 31, 2020
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City of Ft. Lauderdale

The City of Fort Lauderdale has issued an Emergency Order declaring a local state of emergency and putting a curfew in place following civil unrest in the aftermath of protests which took place earlier today. The curfew will begin this evening (Sunday, May 31, 2020) and will be in effect nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the next three days unless modified by a new emergency order.

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Do not play politics with Offices of Inspector General. They protect all Americans

April 16, 2020
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By Linda Thompson Gonzalez

I am concerned that the recent abrupt dismissal of three career Inspectors General will be measured in lives lost, compounded by shortcomings in the implementation of the CARES Act, an unprecedented $2.2-plus trillion effort to “get us all through this together.” I know these IGs would work to protect us, our economic future, and more, and now they are gone.

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Yes, fix Fort Lauderdale’s sewer pipes. But fix the real problem: pollution

Feb 25, 2020
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By Linda Thompson Gonzalez

The state has smacked a $1.8 million penalty on Fort Lauderdale, as the city scrambles to fix the sewer problem. What taxpayers need is state legislative action to provide resources to help rebuild our infrastructure and, most importantly, marshal the forces and backbone to fix the long-term problem of our waterways: pollution.

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DeSantis, Florida’s pretend green guv, exploits Fort Lauderdale sewer crisis

Feb 21, 2020
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Fred Grimm

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, at the behest of Gov. Ron DeSantis, fined Fort Lauderdale an unprecedented $1.8 million after the city’s two-month-long cascade of sewer ruptures.

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Today is the LAST DAY to register to vote in Florida's presidential primary. Demand a ballot. Use your power.

Forward Florida Action is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on voter registration, voter education and voter reengagement in Florida. Forward Florida Political Committee is a state political committee which primarily helps elect Democrats for state and local office in Florida, and educates about the Democratic party's agenda aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election.

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School board term limits head to House floor

Feb 7, 2020
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Sarah Mueller

Legislation imposing term limits on elected school board members on November’s ballot is heading to House floor.

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Slap-down against Democrat Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried: GOP votes to take away her energy office

Feb 5, 2020
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Michael Moline

The Republican-controlled budget committee in the Florida House voted Wednesday to wrest control of the state Office of Energy away from the state’s lone statewide elected Democrat, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.

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Trump’s deceptions mask hateful actions toward LGBTQ+ people | Opinion

Feb 3, 2020
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ALFREDO OLVERA

As is so often the case with Trump, his statements contradict his actions. Yes, Trump has made statements that imply support for the LGBTQ+ community. However, his policies have consistently chipped away at the rights of the most marginalized people in our country, particularly the transgender community.

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