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New Church Protection Act May Put Jackson Churches At Risk

A new law allowing armed security inside places of worship is designed to bolster security in churches across Mississippi, but it’s leaving Jacksonians wondering if...

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  • May 3, 2016

Planning for a Post-Memphis Cordova

Cordova won’t be leaving Memphis any time soon, following a successful push by business leaders and mayors of three of the state’s largest cities to...

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  • Apr 8, 2016

New Florida Law Permits Breaking Into Vehicles to Save People and Pets

Have you ever seen a helpless dog stuck in a car on a sweltering day? We’re happy to say all dogs in Florida, including Emma...

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  • Mar 24, 2016

Brokers Beware: A Violated Sales Agreement May Be Grounds for a Lawsuit

A home is the most valuable asset most people will ever buy or sell, surpassed only, in some cases, by the sale or purchase of...

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  • Mar 23, 2016

Florida Revamps Death Penalty Process in Wake of SCOTUS Decision

In response to a January decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Hurst v. Florida which declared Florida’s death penalty laws unconstitutional, state Governor Rick Scott...

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  • Mar 21, 2016

Florida Bill Seeks to Regulate Ridesharing Companies Like Uber

Uber and similar transportation network companies (TNCs) are now a major component of many cities’ transportation infrastructure. But just a decade ago none of these...

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  • Mar 9, 2016

Florida House Unanimously Passes Bill to Prevent Future Rape Kit Backlogs

In a rare showing of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats in the Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill aimed at preventing future sexual assault...

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  • Mar 5, 2016

NY Judge Rules Government Can't Force Apple to Unlock iPhones

The national debate about security and privacy spurred by the FBI’s attempt to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone has taken another turn. A judge in Brooklyn...

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  • Mar 2, 2016

Floridians Divided on Fracking

Nearly a month after the Florida House of Representatives passed a controversial bill to regulate fracking, the argument continues as the state’s senate prepares its...

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  • Feb 23, 2016

Floridians Demand State of Emergency Over Okeechobee

Before, the water in lake Okeechobee turned a shade of gold in the sunlight. Now, not only is the second largest freshwater source in America...

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  • Feb 18, 2016

The City Manager Race is On

Fort Myers residents are keeping an eye on a political arena that’s a little closer to home. Since Fort Myers is the governmental center of...

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  • Feb 10, 2016

School Choice Bill Advances Through Florida Senate

A radical new bill making its way through the Florida legislature is set to bring school choice to high school students throughout the state. The...

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  • Feb 3, 2016

Elderly Couple Seeks to Hold Local CEO Accountable for Losing their Life Savings

An elderly Jacksonville couple is seeking to recover their retirement funds after allegedly being scammed for years. In one of eight lawsuits pending against Latitude...

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  • Jan 26, 2016

SCOTUS Declares Capital Punishment Laws in Florida Unconstitutional

In a nearly unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, Jan. 12 that the capital punishment sentencing system in Florida is unconstitutional. The court’s...

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  • Jan 13, 2016

The Five Biggest Legal Scandals of 2015

While 2015 may have been the year of the legal drama comeback, real-life has proven to be as shocking and suspenseful as any courtroom show....

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  • Dec 31, 2015