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Critical Puerto Rico infrastructure contractor lacks history of results

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Whitefish Energy Holdings, the Montana-based company charged with the critical task of rebuilding Puerto Rico’s decimated power transmission lines, has little history demonstrating its ability to complete the Herculean task for which it was hired. Nevertheless, the company has made significant promises of performance in its brief, two-year lifespan.

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Darryl Paulson: The end of gerrymandering?

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The term gerrymandering was coined over 200 years ago. On March 26, 1812, the Boston Gazette first used the term in describing the redrawing of a Massachusetts state senate district. Gov. Elbridge Gerry, a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, said the district resembled a salamander. Gerry’s name was linked to the last part of salamander, and the term gerrymandering was born.

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Rick Scott shifts storm focus to Panhandle

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After spending much of the past month focused on Hurricane Irma, Gov. Rick Scott will shift Thursday to the one region of Florida that was largely unscathed from that mammoth storm: The Panhandle.

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Interior Secretary heading to South Florida

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be in South Florida this week reviewing damage from Hurricane Irma and getting a briefing about Everglades restoration efforts, according to his office.

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Tom Lee files bill to protect seniors

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State Sen. Tom Lee‘s office announced he had again filed legislation to add financial protections for residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). The Thonotosassa Republican, a former Senate President, filed the 70-page bill (SB 438) on Thursday; he filed similar legislation last session.

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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 10.5.17

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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. Barring a last-minute reprieve, which almost certainly won’t happen, Florida will execute Michael Ray Lambrix at 6 p.m. tonight. The 57-year-old, also known as Cary Michael Lambrix, was convicted of the 1983 killings of Clarence Moore Jr. and Aleisha Bryant. Prosecutors say he killed them with tire-iron and by strangling after an evening of drinking at his trailer near…

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Rowdies clinch playoff berth with 3-2 win over New York

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For the first time since 2012, the Tampa Bay Rowdies are headed to the postseason. The Rowdies clinched their spot in the USL Cup Playoffs and moved up to second place in the Eastern Conference standings with a 3-2 win over New York Red Bulls II on Wednesday night at Al Lang Stadium. A goal from Joe Cole and a brace from Marcel Schäfer booked Tampa Bay’s ticket to the postseason. “We played really, really well,” Rowdies Head Coach Stuart…

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