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October 23, 2018

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Florida jobs recover from Irma, unemployment rate drops

The tough hit Florida jobs took from Hurricane Irma was not long lived, as predicted by economists. The state added 125,300 jobs in October (nonagricultural), almost breaking even from the 127,400 jobs it lost in September. Full data from Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is here. Also see Gov. Scott's news release and read more at the Miami Herald.

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» Unemployment rate dips to 3.3 percent in Cape Coral, Fort Myers

Florida among top states competing for military retirees

States are competitive whether they’re vying to keep their military bases or to attract new corporate headquarters. And now, there’s a new tug of war over military retirees who come with pensions, health care and are a proven workforce. More from WUSF.

All Aboard Florida wins again in water district dispute

All Aboard Florida’s efforts to clear a needed environmental permit from challenges won another victory Thursday as the South Florida Water Management District rejected final challenges brought by the private passenger train developer’s critics along the Treasure Coast. More from Florida Politics.

Florida employees take lead from companies in volunteer work, corporate giving

From wearing pink socks to support breast cancer research to taking time off work to volunteer, Floridians are joining with their employers in supporting charitable causes. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Winter forecast for Florida: Warm, even though rest of globe might be a bit cooler

Don’t put the sunscreen away. There are more winter beach days in Floridians’ future. Like last year, a weather system called La Niña is bringing a warm and dry winter to South Florida. More from the Miami Herald.

Florida History
The archaeologists saving Miami's history from the sea

floridaAs the water level rises, more than 16,000 historic sites across Florida are at risk of being drowned by waves. In Miami-Dade County, researchers are working to keep history on solid ground.

» More from CityLab.

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Ferdie Pacheco

florida originalsDr. Ferdie Pacheco, known as “The Fight Doctor” for his role as Muhammad Ali’s ringside physician, died in his sleep Thursday morning at his Miami home, his daughter Tina Louise Pacheco said. Pacheco, who was the lone surviving member of Ali’s training team and who would go on to a career as author, painter and Emmy-winning boxing analyst for NBC, was 89.

» Read more from the Miami Herald and see Florida Trend's "Florida Icon" profile of Pacheco.

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Do Hispanic voters hold the key to winning in Florida?
Do Hispanic voters hold the key to winning in Florida?

Hispanic voters are key to both Republican and Democratic chances in Florida in the mid-term elections. But the bigger problem for both parties is that Hispanics just don't turn out to vote in big numbers. And research suggests parties don't do a good job of reaching out to them.

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