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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Partin Elementary in Seminole wins national Blue Ribbon award

     
    Partin Elementary School in Seminole County is one of seven schools in Florida — and 219 nationally — to win the federal Blue Ribbon award. The U.S. DOE calls the award a “trademark of excellence.” Partin — A-rated for the...
  • Judge says state can’t privatize all prison health-care

     
    By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A judge struck down a decision by the Legislative Budget Commission to privatize health-care at prisons across most of the state, one of the first times a court has weighed in on the...
  • Court turns down teachers union request to reconsider merit-pay law ruling

    In case our School Zone readers missed it, a Leon County judge earlier this week turned down a request to reconsider his decision to toss a lawsuit about Florida's teacher merit-pay law. You can read more from our colleague at Political Pulse. The judge...
  • Fair Districts groups ask Supreme Court to force lawmakers to testify

    TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of voting-rights groups suing the Florida Legislature over last year's redistricting maps are asking the Florida Supreme Court to decide whether to force lawmakers to go under oath in the lingering legal battle. The Fair...
  • GOP political shop Data Targeting dumps records, asks judge to keep them secret

    TALLAHASSEE -- In the wide-ranging legal fight over Florida's 2012 redistricting maps, a Republican opposition research firm has asked a judge to keep its records blocked from public review. Gainesville-based Data Targeting Inc., along with operatives...
  • Judge finds GOP consultants in contempt over redistricting-records fight

    TALLAHASSEE -- A Leon County judge has held three prominent Republican consultants in contempt for not handing over thousands of pages of private records detailing their work in last year's contentious redistricting fight. Leon County Judge Terry...
  • Osceola clerk adds predecessor to list of 'high-profile' accused criminals

    Osceola clerk adds predecessor to list of 'high-profile' accused criminals
    KISSIMMEE – On the home page of Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez's redesigned website, a tab titled "High Profile Cases" led to a gallery of accused criminals — and former Clerk Malcom Thompson. Thompson's the only one...
  • Florida's heart

    Florida's heart
    March 24 In a dozen years, Florida will celebrate the bicentennial of its capital city, Tallahassee -- diminutively known as “Tally.” Spain ceded what Ralph Waldo Emerson later called “a grotesque place of land speculators and...
  • Teachers union plans new "legal challenge" to teacher evaluations

    The Florida Education Association plans tomorrow to file a new legal challenge to Florida's new teacher evaluation system, a teacher union spokesman said. Mark Pudlow, the spokesman, said he could provide no other details until tomorrow. The union...
  • Judge removes ‘religious freedom’ amendment from the ballot

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge has removed a constitutional amendment from the 2012 election ballot that would have deleted the state's ban on using taxpayer money “in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any...
  • All the latest from Florida State’s board of trustees meeting

     
    Going to keep this brief. Already running about two hours late in getting back to Tallahassee (trying to race back for the Super Regional tonight. Since I'll miss first pitch, be sure to follow my boy Emory Parker on Twitter at @Erp09c for updates. He's...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Debby, Judges and Obesity

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to the morning reads. Apologies for the late post this morning, but here are the top stories we're reading today. * Tropical Storm Debby continues to drop buckets of rain on the state, the Sun-Sentinel writes....