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August 18, 2018

Thursday's Daily Pulse

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| 2/8/2018

› Florida Could End Recognition Of Confederate Holidays
An interesting change could be coming to some of the holidays recognized by the state of Florida. Florida could remove the birthdays of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis from a list of legal holidays under a bill that has cleared its first committee.

› Fort Lauderdale votes 3-2 to reaffirm support for The Wave
Fort Lauderdale city commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a new agreement with the county and Downtown Development Authority, reaffirming a commitment to help pay for the 2.8 mile rail loop and for any cost overruns.

› Florida Justices Question Challenge to Red-Light Cameras
Florida Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Wednesday of a challenge to red-light camera programs in which private companies look over footage and forward potential violations to police.

› Florida county won't let 7-month pregnant firefighter do light duty
A South Florida firefighter, who is seven months pregnant, was told by her bosses that she will have to carry out her normal duties until she gives birth. Indian River County says that the union contract specifically precludes giving pregnant firefighters, such as Nicole Morris, light duty.

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