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The Florida Times Union: Guest Column: Sheriff Mike Williams supports Amendment 6, Marsy’s Law

By Sheriff Mike Williams October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and unfortunately, chances are high that you know someone who has been affected in some way by this crime. It is a national issue that those of us in law enforcement deal with far too frequently. Whether or not it’s reported, domestic violence is still […]

Sunshine State News: Public Power Crews Nationwide Are Racing to the Panhandle

Public power utilities in the Florida panhandle are bracing for the impacts of Hurricane Michael, which will make landfall sometime Wednesday afternoon as a potential Category 3 hurricane. Currently, the Florida public power utilities of Tallahassee, Havana, Chattahoochee, Quincy and Blountstown are all in the potential impact zone. In preparation for the storm, the Florida […]

Orlando Sentinel: Melbourne-based Harris to merge with L3 technologies in $33.5 billion deal

MELBOURNE — L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation have agreed to merge in an all-stock deal, creating a $33.5 billion military technology company based in Brevard County. The combined company will be called L3 Harris Technologies and will be based in Melbourne, where Harris has its corporate home. Its 12-member board of directors will consist of […]

Florida Politics: Lauren Book backs Pam Bondi’s investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic priests

State Sen. Lauren Book, a child sexual abuse survivor, said she supports Attorney General PamBondi‘s investigation into possible abuse committed by Catholic priests in Florida. Bondi “has sent a clear message to any person using their position of power to exploit and manipulate children: Your actions are not tolerated, and you will not get away with harming […]

Orlando Sentinel: Commentary: Vote yes on Amendment 6

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission voted 34-3 to place Amendment 6 on the ballot for the election. The 37-member commission, which meets every 20 years to propose changes to the Florida Constitution is unique among the states. Florida is the only state with a commission empowered to refer constitutional amendments to the ballot. The constitutional […]

Florida Today: Harris unveils Blue Origin partnership, while NASA investigates satellite camera problem

By James Dean A malfunctioning Harris Corp. weather satellite camera is now the focus of a formal mishap investigation, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday. Separately, Melbourne-headquartered Harris on Tuesday announced a partnership that could see satellite antennas made in Brevard County launch inside the cavernous nose cones of Blue Origin’s New […]

Charlotte Sun: An opportunity to improve’ – Vehicular homicide victim’s family pushes for Amendment 6

By Anne Easker Linda Beni didn’t find out about the crash that took her daughter’s life until eight hours later. She drove by the single-vehicle wreck on the way to the gym on Dec. 5, 2016, and said a prayer that everything would be OK, not knowing her daughter was involved. Later that day, a […]

Palm Coast Observer: Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly supports Amendment 6

Most people are familiar with Miranda Rights — the rights police read to those placed under arrest. And, most people are aware that there are federal and state laws designed to protect the accused and those convicted so criminals receive fair treatment. What most people don’t know is there are no U.S. Constitutional protections for victims. […]