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Personnel note: Jim Ash joins Florida Bar News

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Veteran journalist Jim Ash will join the Florida Bar Journal & News staff as its new senior editor, Editor Mark D. Killian announced Friday. Ash’s first day is next Monday at the Bar’s Tallahassee headquarters. He replaces Senior Editor Jan Pudlow, who is retiring at the end of the year.

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Personnel note: John Kennedy now with FLORIDA Channel

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More evidence that you can’t keep a good man down: Former Palm Beach Post capital correspondent John Kennedy is now The FLORIDA Channel‘s newest on-air reporter. “We are very pleased that John’s solid, well-tested reporting skills will continue to help Floridians understand the workings of state government and the decisions made in Tallahassee,” Beth Switzer, its executive director, said Tuesday. Kennedy started this week. The New Haven, Connecticut native has been reporting in Tallahassee for decades; he also was the Orlando Sentinel’s Tallahassee bureau chief from…

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Joe Henderson to the Palm Beach Post: Are you freaking crazy?

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In 2003, then-Gov. Jeb Bush punished reporters from the Tallahassee bureau of the Palm Beach Post by canceling their invitation to his year-end interview session. His staff cited the “unprofessional behavior” while dealing with some of Bush’s officials, but the paper suspected it was in retaliation for critical reporting on Bush’s pet school vouchers program. I’m betting on the latter. As a career newspaper guy until my own paper, The Tampa Tribune, folded in May, I always admired the Post.…

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Palm Beach Post closes capital bureau, lets John Kennedy go

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Palm Beach Post capital reporter John Kennedy says he’s no longer working for the paper as the newspaper has shuttered its Tallahassee bureau. Kennedy, a Capitol Press Corps veteran who nonetheless kept an impressive head of hair, announced the news Friday on Facebook—15 days before Christmas. “The paper’s future is local and digital, and coverage of the goings-on in the state Capitol don’t meld as well with this direction,” he wrote. “The Post has been gracious. And we’re working on…

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Consumer Protection Coalition calls for reforming Assignment of Benefits abuse in 2017 Session

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As the Sunshine State enters peak hurricane season, a consumer advocacy group is calling on state lawmakers to “get serious’’ about insurance fraud related to Assignment of Benefits, an increasingly widespread abuse that could raise costs for all Floridians. That’s the position of the Consumer Protection Coalition, which claims AOB abuse has led to skyrocketing non-weather-related water claims, as well as frivolous lawsuits that hamper both affordability and accessibility of insurance. An Aug. 30 editorial in the Palm Beach Post echoes…

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Jupiter golf club members seek $6M from Donald Trump as trial begins

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Donald Trump says he transformed a Florida golf club that he bought from the Ritz-Carlton and that most members like the changes — despite a $6 million federal lawsuit brought by disaffected members. “I can say right now members are very happy,” Trump testified in a videotaped deposition played Monday, the first day of trial on the lawsuit, the Palm Beach Post reported. The deposition was recorded in April 2015. The Republican presidential candidate bought the club for $5 million…

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Palm Beach Post gets springtime online facelift

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Usually, getting a facelift in South Florida is not front page news. Except when it’s The Palm Beach Post. In an email Tuesday morning, Managing Editor Nick Moschella announced the Post’s “fresh look” at its front page, as well as several new features in the “Your Community” page in the Local section. This “springtime sprucing up” came in response to reader feedback, through focus groups and surveys, and is part of an ongoing effort to provide better readability overall. The…

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