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September 23, 2018

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/16/2018

› CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Florida
107 people from 21 states have reportedly contracted the measles, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday. Measles is a virus that is easily spread by air droplets when infected persons breathe, cough, or sneeze.

› Tampa women’s center to host national leadership conference
The national Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) chose Tampa as host city for its 2018 Leadership Conference, three days of workshops, lectures and panel discussions at the Westin Tampa Waterside.

› Early voting, mail ballots top 700,000
More than 26,000 people have voted early in counties where the option is already available, while nearly 700,000 have returned vote-by-mail ballots, according to numbers posted Wednesday by the Florida Division of Elections.

› Football star sues Miami restaurant chain over deal. A murder case is one reason why
Former University of Miami football and NFL star player Jonathan Vilma made a splash in South Florida’s business community, announcing he was partnering with a hip new restaurant chain to open five locations selling delicious sizzling Latin kabobs known as pinchos.

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Miami Beach considers annexing western Venetian Islands
Miami Beach considers annexing western Venetian Islands

Two of the Venetian Islands are part of Miami while the other four belong to Miami Beach. Some residents of Biscayne and San Marco islands say they want to join Miami Beach, but they face an uphill battle.

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