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More reaction to news of our impending closure

By | 04.06.12 | 7:57 am

Since we announced Tuesday that The American Independent News Network will be shutting us down effective Fri., April 27, we’ve been touched to hear from readers commenting on the news. More of their thoughts after the jump.

Reaction to news of our impending closure

By | 04.04.12 | 8:08 am

We heard yesterday that The American Independent News Network will be shutting down The Florida Independent effective Fri., April 27. Since then, we’ve heard from readers on this site and across social media, letting us know how they feel about the decision. Their comments, after the jump.

The Florida Independent to shut down at the end of this month

By | 04.03.12 | 3:27 pm

No beating around the bush: It’s true. The American Independent News Network announced today that it will be shutting down The Florida Independent effective Fri., April 27.

Watch the Independent’s Virginia Chamlee discuss Big Sugar with Free Speech TV

By | 09.30.11 | 9:50 am

Free Speech TV invited The Florida Independent’s Virginia Chamlee on yesterday to discuss her recent feature examining the political clout wielded by Florida’s sugar industry. Watch the segment, hosted by¬†Marcy Miranda, after the jump.

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Process to review 300,000 deportation proceedings leaves room for doubts

By | 08.23.11 | 4:16 pm

The implementation of a case by case review of at least 300,000 deportation proceedings, announced by the Department of Homeland Security last week, has left room for questions among immigrant advocate groups.

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State parks issue receives national attention

By | 06.30.11 | 2:47 pm

The Rick Scott administration’s proposal to privatize portions of state parks is running up against increasing¬†opposition. Now the issue is gaining national attention.

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Listen to The Florida Independent’s Travis Pillow discuss rule-repeal fast-tracking on WMNF

By | 03.29.11 | 11:58 am

Tampa Bay’s WMNF 88.5 FM invited The Florida Independent’s Travis Pillow onto the airwaves this morning to discuss his important reporting on a state House measure that would grant Gov. Rick Scott wide leeway in rolling back regulations enacted by state agencies, and you can listen to the show in full after the jump.

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Florida Watch episode No. 7: State legislature revs up

By | 03.11.11 | 2:26 pm

This week on Florida Watch, I join host Doug Miles of The Bradenton Times, former CBS correspondent Gary Schuster and special guest Susan Nilon of Talk Suncoast to discuss the Florida legislature’s first week of action, as well as congressional terrorism hearings and a host of other important topics. Check it out after the jump!

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Florida Watch episode No. 6: The 2012 GOP presidential field

By | 03.07.11 | 7:51 am

In episode No. 6 of Florida Watch, presented by The Bradenton Times and Manatee Educational Television, I join panel members Doug Miles, Dennis Maley and Gary Schuster in discussing the 2012 GOP presidential field, as well as Florida’s role in picking the party’s nominee. Check it out after the jump.

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Florida Watch No. 5: The situation in Tallahassee

By | 02.28.11 | 4:00 am

In episode No. 5 of Florida Watch, brought to you by The Bradenton Times and Manatee Education Television, the team chats about the situation in Tallahassee with just a week to go till the legislature’s 2011 session kicks in, as well as a variety of other topics. Catch it after the jump!

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