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June 20, 2018

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| 1/14/2013

Floridians join big push for immigration overhaul

From the White House to the vegetable fields of South Florida, advocates for immigration reform are about to launch a public-pressure campaign to prod Congress to enact sweeping legislation that provides a path to citizenship for millions of illegal residents. Florida is among the large "destination" states at the forefront of a concerted push over the next two months for long-awaited reform. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]

» Rubio lays out proposal to 'modernize' immigration
» Legislature to confront immigration issues

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Florida's top docs talk basics

Medical directors of executive health programs in Florida identify the essential health factors every executive shouldn't ignore. Full story.

Pampering furry friends remains growing, big biz

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Florida Lottery Celebrates
25th Anniversary With
Updated Logo
Florida Lottery logo
The Florida Lottery, one of Florida's most recognizable brands, unveiled a new logo and brand identity last week, marking the agency's 25 years of achievements, innovation, stewardship and winning. "While products and services abound, it is time to focus on the innovative and fresh spirit of today's Lottery," said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell.
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Last October, Heather Carelli, owner of Woof! Playcare in Melbourne, bought the 12-acre Paradise Luxury Pet Resort in Palm Bay. Despite the economy, business has been good for Carelli, who owned Woof! for more than five years, becoming a multiple pet resort owner. “This is one of the few industries that wasn’t affected much by the recession,” Carelli said. [Source: Florida Today]

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Charter schools: Live web chat with Jonathan Hage

Join us on this page today to learn more about Florida's fast-growing charter schools industry. Answering questions will be guest Jonathan Hage, CEO of Charter Schools USA, one of the biggest charter school companies in the nation. Hage was recently selected as Florida Trend's Floridian of the Year. Along with Hage will be Florida Trend writer Lilly Rockwell. You can submit your questions now here.

Employment outlook improves for some Florida college graduates

Graduates are still faring much better finding a job than their less-educated counterparts. And those employers who are recruiting aren't just honing in on STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) graduates; hiring is up across the board, with those majoring in marketing, computer science, advertising, communications and financial services all toward the top of the recruitment charts. [Source: Tampa Bay Times]


› Parking spaces morph into park, office, library
For five hours on Friday, asphalt was transformed into whimsy. Eight parking spaces on a busy downtown Orlando street were blocked off and became, well, something else.

› 25 things you didn't know about the lottery
As the Florida lottery celebrates 25 years, some highs and lows of this millionaire-making machine.
» Related: Florida Lottery celebrates 25th anniversary with new logo

› After rough year, Carnival hopes for calmer waters
The world’s largest cruise ship company has grown its business and generated profits over five years of ups and downs; executives are hoping for fewer downs in the future.

› Florida company working to refloat Costa Concordia
A Pompano Beach company founded more than 30 years ago is facing its biggest and most challenging job yet – the refloating of the Costa Concordia shipwreck. At twice the size of the Titanic, the 114,500-ton Concordia is reportedly the biggest passenger vessel ever to wreck.
» Related: A year after Costa Concordia shipwreck, cruise industry emphasizes safety

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Wild Willy's adding two go-kart tracks, bumper boats and more
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