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Format: 2015-04-02
Format: 2015-04-02

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Four wildlife conservationists are paddling, hiking and biking through the wild heart of Florida. Their mission: to call attention to the need to connect the state's disjointed wildlife preserves into a corridor stretching from the Everglades to the Okeefenokee Swamp.

The Secretary of the Interior was in eastern Polk County today, taking possession of the first parcel of land in a new wildlife refuge at the headwaters of the Everglades. The federal government wants to keep much of the area wild.

House Speaker Dean Cannon is saying he shares Governor Scott’s goal of adding $1 billion back into K-12 education funding. But he’s not sure he agrees with the Governor about where to find the money.

More than 1 million large constrictor snakes were imported into the United States between 1977 and 2007 according to a federal report. Now, federal officials want to ban four of those constrictor species from import and trade across state lines.

Dan Tucker, local representative of the Ron Paul campaign, speaks to students in the USFSP Road to the White House course

Students in a USF Saint Petersburg political science class are learning first-hand how presidential campaigns are run.

Bear Crossing

A group of wildlife conservationists are camped at the southern tip of the Everglades, ready to take the first step in a thousand-mile journey up the central spine of Florida. Their mission: publicizing the need to connect the state's disjointed natural areas into a continuous wildlife corridor.

Sgt. Tommy Rieman was awarded a Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and courage under fire while serving in Iraq. But, he will do something that takes as much courage this Saturday in Sarasota. He will discuss living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Mark Dion's installation, "The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit: Mobile Laboratory"  (photo courtesy Miami Art Museum)

Nature and art meet in a new exhibit opening at the USF Contemporary Art Museum Friday, January 13.

Mark Dion: Troubleshooting is a collection of drawings, prints and other pieces that examine the natural world around us, particularly here in Florida.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn and state representative Dana Young from Tampa have collaborated on a bill that would make drinking and reclaimed water property of the utilities handling it.

Bearss Groves

So just what would be the impact of the halting of imported citrus on that morning staple, Florida orange juice?

Florida lawmakers are considering about 70 different bills that affect the state’s 1.6 million veterans.

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