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DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA: $300,000 in grants from Duke Energy will aid Triangle to transition to more electric buses

By Press release submission | Nov 17, 2019

A pair of grants totaling $300,000 from Duke Energy Corp. will help two transit agencies in the Triangle area fund electric bus-charging stations that are being incorporated into their fleets.

DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA: Duke Energy expands campaign to protect its customers from fraud

By Press release submission | Nov 16, 2019

With the fourth annual Utility Scam Awareness Week starting Nov. 17, Duke Energy is expanding its campaign to protect its nearly 8 million customers from utility-impostor scammers.

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NEA estimates Florida K-12 schools spent $32.4 billion in 2018-19

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 16, 2019

Public schools in Florida spent an estimated $32.4 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 4.4 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

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These schools have the worst 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S.

By Local Labs News Service | Nov 16, 2019

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College and University of Phoenix-Florida have the lowest 'on time' graduation rates in the state, according to an analysis of federal data.

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Florida children in foster care numbered 24,404 last year

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 15, 2019

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43 jurisdictions, not including Florida, require sales tax collections for online purchases

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 15, 2019

Florida is not among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

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Obituary: Rita Elizabeth (Dority Stokes) Tillis

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 12, 2019

Mrs. Rita Elizabeth Dority Stokes Tillis, age 81, passed away on November 4, 2019 at North Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Obituary: Nora Mae Bryant Fretwell

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 12, 2019

Ms. Nora Mae Bryant Fretwell, age 81 of Lake Butler, Florida went home to be with our Lord and Savior on November 10, 2019 with her family by her side.

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Obituary: Robert O’Dell Mallory

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 12, 2019

Robert O’Dell Mallory, 88, of Ocoee, Florida, passed away on November 8, 2019.

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These schools have the worst 'on time' graduation rates in Florida

By Local Labs News Service | Nov 11, 2019

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College, Professional Hands Institute and City College-Hollywood have the lowest 'on time' graduation rates in Florida, according to an analysis of federal data.

DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA: Duke Energy reports third-quarter 2019 financial results

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2019

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has posted its third-quarter 2019 financial results in a news release available on the company's website at the following link: duke-energy.com/investors.

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Florida K-12 schools paid out $10,489 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 9, 2019

Public schools in Florida spent $10,489 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 12th lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

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13.5% of Florida residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 8, 2019

Florida residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 13.5 percent of the state’s population, the 12th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA: Duke Energy joins fight against North Carolina’s opioid epidemic with $500,000 in grants

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2019

Duke Energy today announced $500,000 in grant funding to two organizations championing the battle against the opioid epidemic in North Carolina.

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Obituary: Roy K. Brannen

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 5, 2019

Roy K. Brannen, age 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at his home.

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Obituary: Mary “Josephine” Box Addison

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 5, 2019

Mary “Josephine” Box Addison, age 82, of Lake Butler went home to be with her Lord and Savior, October 31, 2019.

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Obituary: Charles “Wayne” Manning, Sr.

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Nov 5, 2019

Mr. Charles “Wayne” Manning, Sr., age 62, of Lawtey, Florida, passed away on October 31.

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Which Florida schools receive the most state student aid?

By Local Labs News Service | Nov 4, 2019

University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Central Florida reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

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Florida offers 101 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 2, 2019

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Florida number 101, the ninth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

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Florida schools get 49.4% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

By Florida Business Daily Reports | Nov 1, 2019

More than 49 percent of Florida public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 19th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

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