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Signs, signs, everywhere signs—including Mike Haridopolos’ house

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Hurricane Irma prep

Mike Haridopolos didn’t let something like a plywood shortage stop him from protecting his Melbourne home with Hurricane Irma on the way. The former Senate President (2010-12) instead put his old campaign signs to use, using them to cover a large window on the front of his house, on the Banana River about a mile from the Atlantic.

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Donald Trump rally in Melbourne confirmed

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President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in Melbourne Saturday afternoon in what is essentially a re-election campaign stop being promoted by his campaign. Team Trump-Pence, the successor to Donald J. Trump for President, announced the president’s rally would be at a 5 p.m. event at the AeroMod International Hangar at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. The appearance presumably is on his way for his weekly weekend visit to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. It also comes hours after SpaceX will be making the…

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Anheuser-Busch says ‘This water’s for you’

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Anheuser-Busch announced Friday it would deliver more than 450,000 cans of drinking water to communities around Florida dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. “We are humbled to be able to help out our neighbors in urgent times like this,” said Craig Tomeo, senior general manager of Anheuser-Busch’s Jacksonville Brewery. “Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help right now.” The company said Deerfield Beach, West Palm…

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Hillary Clinton to make two stops in South Florida Friday

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Hillary Clinton will make campaign appearances Friday in St. Lucie and Broward Counties, the Clinton campaign announced Sunday. Specific details on where and when the events will be held have not yet been announced. While the Democratic nominee campaign in South Florida Friday, her other half, former President Bill Clinton, will be all over North Florida, making appearances. Both Clintons will be in the Sunshine State through the end of the work week. The campaign announced earlier that Bill Clinton would visit Panama…

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Rick Scott announces airliner entertainment company’s expansion, 500 jobs

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A company providing airline and airplane in-flight entertainment systems plans to expand its Brevard and Orange county operations and add as many as 500 new jobs over the next five years, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday during a trade mission to England. Thales, a French aerospace, transportation, defense and security technology company, announced its plans to expand its InFlyt Experience unit, which has operations in both Melbourne and Orlando. The announcement came at the Farnborough Air Show in London. InFlyt also expects…

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Ed Moore: Aiming toward a competitive future for Florida

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We live in a competitive world. Companies compete for our attention as consumers, and each state competes with all the others to entice those companies to move to their state. However, for Florida to attract new businesses, we must better market Florida domestically, nationally and globally. Florida’s low taxes and natural resources attract new residents, tourists and business people who are seeking the best location in America. Our challenge is to enhance, preserve and manage the state wisely for the…

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Winter is coming, and so is an El Niño pattern in FL

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Federal Emergency Management Agency officials and meteorologists say Floridians should brace themselves for a wet and wild winter, all because of El Nino. The weather pattern happens every few years when the Pacific Ocean warms up around the equator. This year’s is one of the strongest El Ninos on record. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told The Associated Press that the last time Florida saw such a strong El Nino, dozens people died from tornadoes. Fugate says Floridians should be prepared…

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