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CASA installs rooftop solar to save money

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CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) has installed an array of solar panels on the roof of its new domestic violence center. The project was fully funded through a public-private partnership between the Pinellas County Community Development Block Grant Program, CASA and a private donor. Installation was completed by Solar Energy Management, a locally-owned firm selected through a competitive bidding process. In all, 407 solar panels have been installed to create a massive 130-kilowatt rooftop solar system. Most importantly, money spent on…

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DCF receives $8 million grant to fund community-based projects targeting domestic violence and sexual assault

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The Florida Department of Children and Families announced Monday it will receive $8 million in federal money to fund services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in underserved communities. The 2016 Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors (STOP) grant will fund victim services providers such as law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and courts by way of a contract with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Florida Department of Health. “Domestic violence is a horrible and inexcusable act…

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Abortion waiting period bill goes to Florida governor

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A bill that will require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is now going to Gov. Rick Scott. The Senate voted 26-13 for the measure on Friday after nearly an hour of debate. Republican Sen. Anitere Flores said that if only one woman decides not to get an abortion after a waiting period, she’ll consider the bill a huge success. But Democrats argued that abortion will become the only medical procedure that will have a state-mandated waiting period before it…

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