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Illegal aliens caught, then released by deputies

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From Noah Pransky: Citrus County deputies made a surprising discovery Tuesday – 13 illegal aliens riding together in a van. But unable to get U.S. Border Patrol to the scene, they had no choice but to let 12 of them go. Deputies pulled over Natalicio Venancio-Tolentino, 23, for driving with a clear lens over his license plate, then arrested him when they discovered he was driving without a license. But the 12 aliens he was driving to their job at…

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Nancy Argenziano comes to Tiger Bay

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Not so long ago stock analysts praised the “reliable” regulatory climate for Florida’s big power companies – that is to say consistently pro-industry. There is a new sheriff in town, though. Chairman Nancy Argenziano took charge at the start of 2010 along with several like-minded commissioners appointed by Governor Charlie Crist. They just said no this January to the customary generous rate increase requests from Progress Energy and Florida Power and Light. The howls of protest from executives of the…

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Is Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite retiring – or remarrying?

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There is speculation that U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite will announce her retirement at tonight’s Citrus County Lincoln Day Dinner. Or she could be announcing something loony. I don’t know why Ginny Brown-Waite wouldn’t run again after polling this well. Then again, as Eric Jotkoff points out, in 2006, Alex Sink got 49.7% and Bill Nelson got 58.7%. District has moved toward Dems in registration too. Updates: Tampa Tribune’s Will March thinks tonight’s major annoucement is more about her pending nuptials:…

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