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Today on Context Florida: Thanksgiving & refugees, testing the American experiment and distracted driving

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Today on Context Florida: Thanksgiving is America’s holiday season, when we are supposed to give thanks for our blessings, gather around tables laden with festive food, and commemorate a bedraggled boatload of refugees who just showed up one day needing a decent meal and a safe place to crash. Diane Roberts says Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rick Scott take a radically different view. They want to slam the door on everyone, especially Syrians fleeing the horrors of ISIS.…

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Rep. Janet Long files the Arrive Alive Act

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Representative Janet Long (D-Seminole) and Senator Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland) have filed the “Arrive Alive Act” pertaining to text-based communication while driving. Filed as Senate Bill 328 and House Bill 323, this bipartisan effort seeks to make Florida’s highways safer by outlawing the use of text-based communications while driving. If passed, Florida will join 19 other states and be in an excellent position to receive potential federal incentives that are being enacted for states who are taking steps to reduce distracted…

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