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June 22, 2018

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Friday's Afternoon Update

What you need to know about Florida Today

Will Short Gorham | 8/10/2012

Florida Trend launches new website

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Recipes for Victory in Florida's 2012 election


Two political operatives give opposing views on how to win the Sunshine State.

We spoke with the state director for President Obama’s 2008 campaign and Florida's current senior adviser for the Romney for President campaign.

» Recipes for Victory in Florida's 2012 election

Costa Rican business group visits Port Everglades

A diverse group of public and private trade organizations from Costa Rica toured Port Everglades this week, gaining a firsthand glimpse of the seaport’s expansion plans, operations and facilities. [Source: Inside Costa Rica]

Summer vacations remain a must-do, survey says

Summer vacations are still a must-do this year for many Americans despite the sluggish economy, according to findings of a Harris Poll released this week. Some 44 percent of the 2,634 American adults surveyed said the economy has not impacted their travel plans, down slightly from 46 percent in 2010, when the survey was last conducted. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]

» FRIDAY PREVIEW: Coming next week to

  • Economic development priorities for Miami-Dade: Community leaders have crafted a new strategic plan for the county’s economic growth focused on seven target industries.
  • Palatka's change of plans: City officials have decided downtown efforts should turn toward Palatka’s riverine roots and away from a convention strategy.
  • CEO Sounding Board: What trends are you seeing in hiring and what’s happening with employment costs?

» You'll find all these stories first on the Daily and Afternoon Pulse e-mails.

Buried on the Ballot

Florida's statewide election ballot this November will ask voters to give their blessings to a collection of conservative causes — in some cases making significant changes to the state's educational and tax policies. And that's creating a major messaging nightmare for groups on both sides of those issues which will have to compete for airtime and voters' attention spans in the midst of an onslaught of paid political media in a presidential election year.

» Full story from the Orlando Sentinel

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Brevard Zoo releases sea turtles
Brevard Zoo releases sea turtles

Sea turtles Skipper and Ginny were released Thursday, June 21, 2018 after recovering from medical problems at the Brevard Zoo. (There is no audio track on this video from the Brevard Zoo.)

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