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Today on Context Florida: Hillary’s inevitability, Uniform Crime Reports, litigation and conservation land

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Today on Context Florida: Emily’s List emailed Martin Dyckman to ask whether he wants to help elect a “pro-choice Democratic woman president.” Yes, he replied, if it’s Elizabeth Warren. They never emailed back. Dyckman believes that if Hillary Clinton’s aura of inevitability isn’t punctured fairly soon, the Democrats can look forward to one of those Titanic moments – when everyone realizes the ship is sinking and nothing can save it. Uniform Crime Reports are what every law enforcement agency turns in…

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Today on Context Florida: Red Hills Horse Trials, Pensacola, high school and death penalty

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Today on Context Florida: Tallahassee’s Red Hills Horse Trials isn’t the first thing that comes to mind for working-class people looking to spend a spring afternoon outdoors with the kids, says Florence Snyder. It’s easy to feel intimidated by a United States Equestrian Association event that attracts an international crowd of diehard members of the horsey set. But the “suggested donation” of $15 is a whole lot less than a day at Disney, and the look on children’s faces as they sit on a…

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Today on Context Florida: No Casinos, Scott’s threat, graduation rates and the Permanent Campaign

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Today on Context Florida: For decades, casino lobbyists have tried to turn Florida into Las Vegas, says No Casinos president John Sowinski. But gambling lobbyists are back again, this time pushing for the biggest expansion of gambling in Florida’s history. There is a reason why they are so desperate to move into Florida and why responsible legislators should once again turn them away. Gov. Rick Scott wrote a letter to President Obama this week. Daniel Tilson asks, “Isn’t that special?” Well,…

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