What you need to know about Florida today
› Funeral Protest Ban Advances in Florida
Florida lawmakers are poised to vote on a bill that would ban protests at all funerals, not just military ones.
› St. Petersburg's new Pier project gets a boost with Columbia restaurant
As if representing a new era on the city's waterfront, the youngest generation of one of the nation's few wholly family-owned restaurant operations were enlisted to make the big announcement about the St. Petersburg's next Pier.
› Bill focuses on 'career' course options, could change grad requirements
In an effort to link public education to "Florida's new economy," high school graduation requirements would change under a Senate bill filed Thursday that's designed to better match students' skills with industry needs.
› CNBC purchases rights to Miami’s Nightly Business Report
The plug is being pulled on Miami’s homegrown Nightly Business Report’s South Florida operation. CNBC announced Thursday that it intends to purchase the rights to the evening business news program from investment firm Atalaya Capital Management. The show will continue to air on public television, but beginning March 4 it will be produced by CNBC employees.
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