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August 16, 2018

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Florida sheriff departments strike deal with feds to detain illegal immigrants

Seventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to cooperate with the federal government on immigration enforcement, offering what officials say is a template that can be used nationwide. More from the AP, the Wall Street Journal, FOX News, and WLRN.

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Al Hoffman is a ‘Florida Icon'

Al Hoffman

Developer Al Hoffman on his life journey: “There’s my father’s business card. Hoffman Poultry. My dad’s chicken shop. I used to kill chickens a lot and dress them. On the south side of Chicago — the wives would come in mostly — they’d pick out a live chicken or a turkey or a goose or a duck. We’d have to kill it, dress it and have it ready for them when they came back. I swore to myself: A: I would never do this kind of labor in my life, and B: I wanted to be a millionaire. Somehow I was going to make it.” Read more in the full interview.

U.S. aims to groom tennis champs at national campus in Florida

Drive past the strip malls with their fast-food chains, the palm trees lined up just so along green, green grass about 25 miles east of Walt Disney World, and eventually a sign arises, announcing in capital letters, "USTA National Campus, the home of American tennis." Welcome to the 65-acre, 100-court complex that opened a year ago and represents so much to so many folks invested in the sport in the United States. [Source: AP]

Florida could declare porn a health threat

The state could declare pornography a public health risk that needs education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians, according to a resolution overwhelmingly approved by a House committee Thursday. See the resolution filed by Republican Rep. Ross Spano, here. Also read more at the Orlando Sentinel.

Puerto Rican evacuees in Central Florida fret over housing as officials point finger

Although FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance program was extended until March 20 following a request from the governor of Puerto Rico, hundreds of people l are falling through the cracks of an often-confusing and bureaucratic federal aid process. [Source: Orlando Sentinel]


› Foreclosure filings down sharply in South Florida
During the recession, the tri-county region was at the top of the list for most foreclosures for many months. For 2017, South Florida ranked only No. 21 for highest foreclosure rate among the nation’s metro areas.

Polk County

› University of Miami: Raising the bar in sports medicine
For an athlete, whether professional or amateur, a serious injury can considerably alter the course of their future.

› One Spark announces return of entrepreneurial festival
One Spark is going to try again to hold an entrepreneurial festival in Jacksonville that has been postponed so many times it’s been two years since the city has seen the event.

› Florida Hospital, UCF vying for Sanford Burnham facility
UCF and Florida Hospital are competing to acquire the Lake Nona facility where the Sanford Burnham Prebys research institute has been slowly shutting down over the past two years.

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