August 19, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/16/2014

› Home prices edge up in Orlando as inventory shrinks
An increase in closings on foreclosed homes helped drive the core Orlando real estate market in March, with more sales, slightly higher prices and a shrinking inventory of listings compared with February, according to a new report.

› Broward School Board may ban all smoking
Smokers may soon have to keep their butts away from Broward County schools. The School Board gave initial approval Tuesday to a policy that prevents tobacco products on any school district property, even outdoors or while parked inside your car.

› Florida Bar charges lawyer in Nevin Shapiro booster case
The lawyer who represented rogue University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro has been accused of unethical behavior during the botched NCAA investigation that led to sanctions against the school.

› Alex Sink will not run for Congress again
Alex Sink will not run for Congress again this year. The Democrat said in a statement Tuesday that she will not wage another campaign in the fall after losing a high-stakes special House election last month to Republican David Jolly.

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