ABC: Claims to make a fortune off medical marijuana stocks in Florida

The world wide web has turned into an advertising platform as companies are able to buy space to market their product or products. It's going a step further though, as sponsored ads seem to be using Florida's passage of medical marijuana as a way to make money. (Source: ABC)

“This advertisement popped up on the Yahoo website in hopes of getting you to look into ‘the Green Gold Rush.’ The three sentences point out, ‘If you’ve never invested, now’s the time to start….This is the last legal way for the little guy to grow rich … Click here to read more

32 Unbelievable Things that Happened in Florida in 2016

(Source: Buzzfeed)

[Read at your own risk...] From Buzzfeed: “Presented without commentary, here are 32 things that actually happened in Florida this year. All of the following are real, actual headlines … Click here to read more

Will Florida have enough water by 2070?

By controlling sprawl, the study found the state could save 1.8 million acres of land from development, protect another 5.8 million acres of conservation land and keep 1.1 million acres in farming. (Source: The Miami Herald)

From The Miami Herald: “During the next half century, urban sprawl across Florida could double the water consumption of cities and suburbs, according to a new study released Tuesday. … Click here to read more

WSJ: Florida sinkhole heightens concerns about fertilizer industry

(Source: Wall St. Journal)

“Fertilizer giant Mosaic Co. is paying tens of millions of dollars to patch a central Florida sinkhole and monitor for hazardous runoff, an incident that has heightened environmental concerns involving an industry critical to the U.S. food supply. The 240-foot-deep hole opened beneath a pile of mining waste at Mosaic’s plant in Mulberry … Click here to read more

UPI: Florida scientists report return of tropical bedbugs, first time in 60 years

(Source: UPI)

“There’s more reason for Floridians to check their sofas and mattresses: Tropical bedbugs have been confirmed in the state for the first time in at least 60 years, scientists report … Click here to read more

UPI: Budget vote that includes Zika funding fails in US Senate

The U.S. Senate again rejected a bill that includes $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, which can cause severe birth defects. (Source: UPI)

“U.S. senators, returning from a seven-week break, failed to approve a spending bill that includes $1.1 billion to pay for a federal response to the Zika virus. With a 52-46 vote, the proposal fell short of the 60 votes necessary… The bill has failed three times in the Senate because it cuts Planned Parenthood funding, which is opposed by Democrats. Florida has documented 56 locally transmitted cases of Zika infection. … Click here to read more

Leaders from across the political spectrum: Vote ‘No in November’

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A broad and diverse coalition of leaders have presented a united front opposing a utility-backed proposal appearing on November’s ballot as Amendment 1. Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, free market advocates, solar industry reps and non-partisan advocacy groups have joined together to launch a citizen-led “Vote No On 1″ campaign explaining that “Amendment 1 Blocks the Sun.” … Click here to read more

Old will soon outnumber young in Florida

Newly released Census Bureau estimates pegged to last July showed Maine had just 2% more children under 18 than adults 65 or older. Florida had just 4% more. As recently as 2010, their margins were 30% and 23%, respectively. The U.S. margin was 54% last year, and 84% in 2010. (Source: BuilderOnline)

From BuilderOnline: “At the end of the year, it’s likely that both Maine and Florida will have more elderly residents than children, ‘a ratio that’s unprecedented in U.S. history but one that’s coming soon to several more states,’ … Click here to read more

Florida gets ‘F’ in new school funding report

(Source: Jacksonville.com)

From Jacksonville.com: “Florida ranked 42nd for education funding per student and 49th for the number of teachers per 100 students in public schools. The state also shows the second steepest decline … Click here to read more

The 10 Happiest Places In Florida: Palm City ranks #7 out of 316

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“Zippia analyzed over 316 places in Florida to determine where it’s all rainbows and sunshine. Palm City ranked #7 … Click here to read more

‘The Ultimate And Definitive Bucket List for Everyone in Florida’ includes Stuart

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From Only in Your State: “As 2015 comes to an end and you start writing your New Year’s resolutions, we have a few suggestions we’d like to make for your lists. Pencil in a few of these places right below your boring goals about losing five pounds and exercising more, … Click here to read more