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Personnel note: Christian Minor to lead juvenile justice group

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J. Christian Minor has been selected as the new Executive Director for the Florida Juvenile Justice Association (FJJA), a Monday press release announced. He begins Oct. 23. Minor has been Legislative Affairs Director for Bridges International, “the largest provider of non-profit inmate reentry in the state of Florida,” the release said.

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Among Belleair mansions, neighbors squabble over proposed dock

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While good fences may make good neighbors, a proposed dock in the exclusive Belleair neighborhood in Pinellas County sparked a legal clash between two mansion owners.

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PSC enters hurricane readiness debate

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The chair of the state’s Public Service Commission, which regulates investor-owned utilities, says her board also has started “thinking” about how it can help get power back on quicker after major storms. Julie I. Brown released a statement Wednesday morning, more than a week after Hurricane Irma knocked out electricity to millions of Florida homes and businesses:

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Rays’ Evan Longoria, Kahwa Coffee partner for exclusive blend for Irma aid

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St. Petersburg-based Kahwa Coffee is partnering with Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria on an exclusive coffee blend to help Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

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Nursery challenges denial of marijuana license

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A Homestead-based nursery is challenging a decision by state health officials to deny the grower a medical marijuana license. The Florida Department of Health last month rejected a request by Keith St. Germain Nursery Farms, which sought a license under a law approved this year.

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Rick Scott to counties: Prioritize your clean-ups

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Gov. Rick Scott is telling counties affected by Hurricane Irma to get their act together, asking them “to submit detailed debris clean-up plans” by Tuesday. The plans need to go to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) by noon, the governor said in a statement.  “Let me be clear – debris removal is a function handled and directed at the local level and following a storm like Irma, it is my expectation that every county immediately and aggressively begins work…

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