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Florida Governor Rick Scott hosted a Zika preparedness roundtable in Miami's Little River neighborhood on Friday, responding to a request by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.

The governor said there are seven local cases of Zika confirmed in the 1-square-mile area of Little River, and that Florida has not yet received Zika prevention and research funding approved by Congress at the end of September.

Decision Florida: Is Your Vote Safe?

Oct 21, 2016
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This week in Decision Florida, hosts Melissa Ross from WJCT and Tom Hudson from WLRN talk about voter access in light of the Donald Trump campaign's claims of a rigged election, how the November results will impact education in our state and the controversy around solar amendment 1.

With early voting starting on Monday October 24th, Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections in Palm Beach County, discuss the effects of extending the registration deadline one more week and how the County has been preparing for elections. 


This week on The Florida Roundup...

King Tides are a natural, seasonal occurrence when the sun and moon align to pull the tides higher than normal, typically by a couple of feet. But, with sea-level rise caused by climate change, this seasonal event may become a regular occurrence. So, how should we begin preparing for it in South Florida? WLRN's Kate Stein, Miami Herald reporter Jenny Staletovich and Broward County's Chief Climate Resilience Officer Dr. Jennifer Jurado address this concern.

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It has been more than two months since the Zika virus was found in Miami-Dade County and almost three-fourths of voters surveyed in a new WLRN-Univision 23 poll are satisfied with the response by county government.

It’s lunchtime at Jacksonville’s Lee High School, and Principal Scott Schneider walks down the school’s math hall. He says Lee has had its share of teacher vacancies.

A federal judge has rejected a request from the Florida Democratic Party to change some voting rules in advance of the November 8th general election.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker denied the emergency motion during a Thursday morning hearing in Tallahassee.

Democrats were concerned that some new voters would not have their registration applications processed before early voting starts next week.

This means some citizens may be forced to vote provisional ballots, which require greater scrutiny from election officials.


Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez appears to be easily coasting to a second term in a run-off election.

In a new WLRN - Univision 23 survey by Bendixen and Amandi International of Miami-Dade County registered voters Gimenez leads his opponent Raquel Regalado by double digits.

This year, a Sweet 16 birthday party came under fire leaving six teens injured. The youngest was 13.


A 15-year old boy was killed at a  wake in North Miami-Dade.  

Six-year-old King Carter was gunned down as he was walking to go buy candy.


It's the land of pop-up protests.

Using hashtags and spur-of-the-moment public demonstrations, Zimbabweans are demanding reforms — and the departure of 92-year-old president Robert Mugabe, who has led the country since its independence from Britain in 1980.

Make no mistake. Gloria Steinem, noted feminist and author, does not see that a woman elected to the White House automatically means a win for feminists or women.

"This is not all about biology, and I think we have to be careful to always say that, because if Sarah Palin were the president it wouldn't signify change," she tells NPR's Steve Inskeep. "If President Obama did not represent the majority views of Americans and of African-Americans, he would not represent change as he does. So it isn't about simple biology. It's about what we represent."


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