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Florida police department to begin using body-mounted cameras

Sarasota police officers will begin wearing body-mounted cameras later this year in an effort to increase police transparency. That’s a topic of heightened national interest in the wake […]

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Democrats, liberals reap massive cash advantage from top political spenders

With less than 100 days until the November midterm elections, updated federal campaign finance records show Democrats and liberals are way ahead of their Republican counterparts in […]

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Florida county transit authority used terrorism funds on promotional ads

A St. Petersburg-area public transit authority has returned $354,000 in federal grant money to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The money was supposed to be used […]

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Another Obamacare rate hike: Premiums to spike 13.2 percent

Individual health insurance premiums will increase an average of 13.2 percent in 2015, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. That’s on top of this year’s […]

Fla. mom arrested for allowing son to play at park gets free legal defense

The heavy hand of Florida law enforcement slapped cuffs on a single mother last week for the crime of letting her son play at a neighborhood park […]

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Florida ag commissioner fuming over EPA firefighter equipment grab

Adam Putnam is red hot over the Obama administration’s environmental priorities. As Florida’s commissioner of agriculture, Putnam oversees the state’s forest service and 1 million acres of […]

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Democratic candidate gets $225,000 boost from sole super PAC donor, his dad

A congressional candidate in Florida is getting a boost from a super political action committee with one donor, which happens to be his dad. But there’s a twist. Gabriel […]

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Nonprofit allegedly gets taxpayer grants after IRS revokes tax status

The executive director of a South Florida business group is accused of applying for government support as a nonprofit even after the IRS revoked the group’s tax-exempt status […]

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Florida orthodontist braces for oral arguments in landmark Obamacare lawsuit

Dr. Larry Kawa is about as far removed from the federal governing structure as any private citizen. But the Boca Raton orthodontist does have something in common […]

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Fraudsters cash in on Florida welfare benefits

Afraid to lose her job if she’s identified, a Broward County woman tells Watchdog.org her boss’ girlfriend is ripping off Florida’s welfare safety-net programs while working alongside […]

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Federally funded health center may be refusing job applicants with pro-life views

Sara Hellwege lost a chance for a job at the Tampa Family Health Centers because of her pro-life religious beliefs, a U.S. District Court lawsuit alleges. Federal law […]

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Former sheriff’s hard drive destroyed with hammer

The way it’s going, government hard drives might be the next protected class under federal law. U.S. Internal Revenue Service hard drives containing two years of emails […]