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7:49 am
Mon November 12, 2012

NEWSCAST: Proposed Train Station Locations Revealed; The Monday After Miami's "Soul Bowl"

An environmental assessment report has revealed more details about the proposed passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando, including the preferred locations and layout for the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stations. 

The Florida representative designated to become the next House Speaker in 2014 lost his bid for reelection. It's been more than 20 years since a designated House Speaker lost an election. 

It was an incredibly close contest between Lake Mary Representative Chris Dorworth and Democratic challenger Mike Clelland, it required a re-count. 

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7:39 am
Mon November 12, 2012

NEWSCAST: GOP Leaders Signal A Move To Bipartisanship

Incoming Florida Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) say they want Republicans and Democrats to work together. 

Weatherford says the people have spoken in re-electing President Obama.

"Anyone who wishes for him to not succeed at this point is betting against America and they're wishing against the success of America," Weatherford said. 

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6:33 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

NEWSCAST: A Light At The End Of The Election

Don't Give Up Just Yet.
Credit Daturamar

For those of you who are keeping track of when the rest of the country might quit talking about Florida and its voting delays. It should be tomorrow afternoon - that's "should." That's according to the Department of State. But notice when Chris Cate the spokesman  speaks, he uses the "R" word.  

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6:17 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Thousands Of FPL Workers Still In Northeast After Sandy, Nor'easter

In South Orange, N.J., FPL Line Specialist Jeff Wasson of Sarasota repairs downed power lines in a snowstorm.
Credit Florida Power & Light Company

More than 1,000 Florida Power & Light workers are still up north, helping homes and businesses restore power after a double whammy:  First, Hurricane Sandy and then a powerful winter storm that blew the lights out again.

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10:30 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Votes From FPL's Hurricane Sandy Crews Arrive Home First

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  • Report by Christine DiMattei

Among the thousands of Floridians who voted by absentee ballot are work crews sent up north to help get the power back on after Hurricane Sandy.  

Days before Hurricane Sandy hammered the northeast, hundreds of Florida Power & Light workers got in their trucks and drove north.  

The crews were deployed as part of mutual assistance partnership between FPL and utilities along the east coast.  

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8:45 am
Fri November 9, 2012

NEWSCAST: Broward Joins Miami-Dade With Final Vote Tally

President Obama prevailed in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.
Credit Arianna Prothero

Broward has joined Miami Dade in wrapping up its final vote count.

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6:07 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

NEWSCAST: Florida Finally Gets A Color

Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?
Credit League of Woman Voters

The Miami-Dade absentee ballots have all been counted. And color us blue. That blank on the U.S.

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Florida Keys History
2:23 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Take A Tour Of Pigeon Key

Riet Steinmetz is working to preserve both the Old Seven Mile Bridge and Pigeon Key.
Arianna Prothero

Earlier this week we brought to you a story about a community organization trying to restore the Old Seven Mile Bridge.

Part of that story touched on Pigeon Key, where the work camp for the men who built the Old Seven Mile Bridge lived 100 years ago.  The entire island is now a museum.

Take a tour of historic Pigeon Key with Riet Steinmetz through these photos above. 

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2:10 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Miami-Dade Ballot Count Complete But Final Announcement Still A Day Away

Still Waiting: Miami-Dade Elections Supervisor Penelope Townsley will brief Mayor Carlos Gimenez, right, on voting delays that he calls 'inexcusable.'

The absentee ballot count is over in Miami-Dade County but it will be still one more day before President Obama knows for sure if Florida wanted him re-elected.

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The Election
9:30 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Miami-Dade Ballot Count Continues

In-Person Absentee: A elections official checks a voter's signature before accepting her absentee ballot.
Credit Rick Stone

Miami Dade County election workers are expecting to finish processing absentee ballots sometime today. Then, they'll be able to tell President Obama whether he also won Florida on election day.

The bags of thousands of ballots are the result of a series of voting snafus related to high turnout and restrictive voting rules that persuaded hordes of local voters to vote absentee rather than wait in line, possibly for hours, at  their polling stations.

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9:04 am
Thu November 8, 2012

NEWSCAST: Count Contines In South Florida

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez says the governor needs to do something to make voting easier.
Credit Miami-Dade County Website

The presidential race has been decided, but we still don't know where Florida fits in to the electoral puzzle.     

The vote counting continues in Miami Dade and either other counties including Broward and Palm Beach.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez says early voting should be extended to avoid problems like this in the future.

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7:23 am
Thu November 8, 2012

NEWSCAST: Allen West Won't Back Down

Congressman Allen West is refusing to give up without a fight.
Credit Gage Skidmore/ Flickr

Despite what looks to be a narrow defeat to Democrat Patrick Murphy, South Florida Congressman Allen West is fighting to keep his seat in court.

Listen to this story and more in WLRN Miami Herald News.

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6:22 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

NEWSCAST: Miami-Dade Waits; Results For Schools 'Great.'

Cones Mark The Spot.
Credit Pamela

Just what led to some voting breakdowns in Miami-Dade is still up for debate - not enough resources, too many voters, too long a ballot, too many precincts in one place. About the only thing certain is it will be at least one more day before we know who can claim Florida.One man who is happy with the election results and is Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. Voters overwhelmingly approved the $1.2 billion dollar bond referendum to refurbish aging school buildings and also update and install new technology. 

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Election 2012
8:37 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Ballot Measures and Big Race Results

Bill Nelson won his third term.
Credit nasa hq photo/ Flickr

 

Big things happened with some items on the top and bottom of your ballot last night. First, 8 of the 11 ballot measures failed this year.

Only three of these ballot measures passed:

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8:10 am
Wed November 7, 2012

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