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Florida Matters: Doctors, Patients and Guns (August 12, 2014)
 

A federal appeals court recently ruled that a Florida law that restricts what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership is constitutional.

This latest ruling by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a previous decision that...

 
Florida Matters: 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Charley (August 5, 2014)
 
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On Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, while many in the Tampa Bay area braced for what they thought may be a direct hit, the Category 4 Hurricane Charley took a right turn into Charlotte County and Punta Gorda. A decade later, we go back to just hours after...

 
Florida Matters: Sexual Assaults on College Campuses (July 29, 2014)
 

A report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault says universities are not providing all the resources they can to protect students from sexual violence. Dozens of schools are under investigation for how they have...

 
Florida Matters: The Future of the Cruise Industry in Tampa Bay (July 22, 2014)
 

Tampa's cruise industry could be heading into rough waters. Cruise ships are getting bigger, but the Sunshine Skyway Bridge isn't. A new study by the Florida Department of Transportation looks at three options: build a taller bridge, build a...

 
Florida Matters: Manatees (July 15, 2014)
 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing the endangered status of manatees. The Pacific Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the agency for failing to act on a 2012 petition to move the manatee from endangered to threatened.

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Florida Matters: Planning for Long-Term Care (July 8, 2014)
 

Baby boomers have seen it coming for quite some time -- retirement, senior living and senior survival.

Experts say most of us begin planning too late for the help we might need as we get older.

We take a look at long-term care,...

 
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