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OneOrlando Fund town hall meetings underway

wesh.com — Thursday, survivors of the Pulse massacre and loved ones of those killed learned how the money from the OneOrlando fund will be distributed. Donations have reached more than $20 million, but nothing has been given out yet; administrators said they want to be careful to avoid fraud and distribute the money fairly.

Congressman: Funds to fight Zika held up in Washington

wesh.com — Some lawmakers say the money to fight Zika virus in Florida is being held up in Washington and needs to be distributed immediately. "Sometimes, it's only when you have a crisis (that) the government responds," said Rep. John Mica, (R) (Fla.) "It's estimated that about $300 million is still sitting in Washington, and I want it out the door."

Storm damage should be warning to other homeowners, experts say

wesh.com — Crews in Winter Garden are busy clearing debris after Friday evening's storms. Toppled trees and broken branches are scattered through the streets. At one home, a tree crushed an SUV and damaged the roof of the house. Now, tarp covers the home and professionals are cleaning up the mess.

Protesters greet Sen. Rubio during visit to Pulse scene

wesh.com — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Tuesday visited businesses near the Pulse nightclub. In the days after the mass shooting, the area shut down for the investigation and some businesses suffered. "Our business lost about 50 percent in June," Daniel Broyles, owner of Foreign Accents, said. Broyles met with Rubio to discuss ways the government can help.

Gov. Scott responds to questions on gun control

wesh.com — State lawmakers are calling for a special session to consider enacting more gun control measures in Florida following the attack on Pulse nightclub. Gov. Rick Scott is responding to that request, and his words could anger those who are protesting laws already on the books.

New documents released in Pulse nightclub massacre investigation

wesh.com — Video Transcript . SHE'S LIVE AT PULSE WITH THE DETAILS. ACCORDING TO SOME OF THOSE DOCUMENTS, THERE WERE 6 EXITS AT PULSE. I READ TEXTS FROM THE FIRE MARSHAL TO THE FIRE CHIE SAYING THAT'S AN ACCEPTABLE THEY ALSO MESSAGES EACH OTHER ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT AT LEAST ONE EXIT WAS BLOCKED >> WHEN THE GUNMAN STARTED SHOOTING INSIDE PULSE NIGHTCLUB WITNESSES SAY CROWDS OF PEOPLE SAFETY.

Arizona’s Brewer May Challenge State Constitution to Run

bloomberg.com — Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who signed the nation's strictest immigration law in 2010 and once wagged her finger in President Barack Obama's face, may challenge the state constitution to run for another term.

Intersection reopens after Old Market fire

ketv.com — It was a sign of a new beginning. On Friday, city leaders reopened Howard Street in the Old Market with a ribbon cutting. It's been closed since the devastating fire at M's Pub in January. Inside cupcake Omaha, a welcome crowd and line, the likes of which have not been seen in some time.

What's next for this big, empty lot in Bellevue?

ketv.com — City leaders are discussing a development involving a lot near Cornhusker and Fort Crook roads. Traffic is very busy along Cornhusker Road, and that's why some retailers are excited about going in, but the developer does have some changes that Bellevue City Council needs to approve.

Former Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham dies at 83

azcentral.com — Former Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham dies at 83, Evan Mecham, a millionaire automobile dealer who briefly served as Arizona's governor before being removed from office by impeachment conviction in 1988, died Thursday. {bnl} Mecham had impact on supporters, foes {bnl} Timeline: Highlights from Evan Mecham's life {snl} Slideshow: Former Ariz.
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Aug 11, 2016

Trump defenders saying he meant "second amendment people" should vote are ignoring that he was talking about AFTER election! #NeverTrump

Aug 08, 2016

Important read on journalism in the age of Trump: Balance, Fairness and a Proudly Provocative Presidential Candidate  http://nyti.ms/2aZlb2P 

Jul 23, 2016

RT @JeffFlake: Trying to count the ways I hate @timkaine. Drawing a blank. Congrats to a good man and a good friend.

Jul 23, 2016

Remarkable editorial from The Washington Post: Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy  http://wpo.st/x_7o1 

Jul 22, 2016

HRC picks Kaine. From @natesilver538: Tim Kaine Wouldn't Do Much To Help Clinton Win The Election  http://53eig.ht/2aj1S2q 

Jul 19, 2016

@AmazedOviraptor luckily, this isn't how our justice system works... yet!

Jul 19, 2016

So anyone else disturbed by Chris Christie leading a mob shouting "guilty! guilty!" about a political opponent in a faux prosecution? #rnc


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