Orlando Gathers at City Hall in Remembrance of Pulse

On the eve of the anniversary of the Pulse tragedy, Orlando gathered at city hall to not only mourn those we lost, but to commit to taking action to ensure …

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Come to the Official OCDEC Gubernatorial Debate Watch Party!

  Please join us as we watch the candidates debate live on Monday, June 11th. There will be plenty of good food and great company, we hope to see you …

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3rd Annual Grassroots Awards Celebration

Join us Thursday, May 10th as we recognize the contributions of Orange County’s Grassroots Activists. This year’s event will be held at the Acre Orlando located at 4421 Edgewater Drive.  …

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2018 DCCA Retreat

DCCA Retreat April 13-15, 2018   Rosen Centre Hotel 9840 International Drive Orlando, FL On Friday evening we will host our 4th Annual DCCA Welcome Reception. Saturday will feature a packed …

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March for Our Lives Orlando

  As part of the response to the shooting in Parkland, FL, Moms Demand Action is working with our local young adults to march around Lake Eola calling for sensible …

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Body cameras coming to Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Jan 13, 2015 Comments Off on Body cameras coming to Orange County Sheriff’s Office Wes Hodge

ORANGE COUNTY — Body cameras are coming to Orange County in the form of a pilot program. Tuesday Orange County commissioners approved a $476,000 pilot program for 50 body cams. …

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U.S. Adds 252,000 Jobs In December; Unemployment Rate Declines To 5.6%

Jan 9, 2015 Comments Off on U.S. Adds 252,000 Jobs In December; Unemployment Rate Declines To 5.6% Wes Hodge

The U.S. economy added 252,000 jobs in December, as the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. More from AP: WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States …

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John Morgan files revised medical marijuana amendment for 2016 | Naked Politics

Jan 9, 2015 Comments Off on John Morgan files revised medical marijuana amendment for 2016 | Naked Politics Wes Hodge

Making good on his promise to file another constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana, Orlando attorney John Morgan on Thursday filed a revised version of his original proposal with the Florida Secretary …

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Gay marriage Florida numbers: Orange County ranks No. 2 – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 9, 2015 Comments Off on Gay marriage Florida numbers: Orange County ranks No. 2 – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

The first full day of same-sex marriage in Florida saw more gay and lesbian couples getting marriage licenses in Orange County than anywhere else in the state except Broward County. …

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OP-ED: What’s Really Wrong With the GOP | Rep. Alan Grayson

Jan 9, 2015 Comments Off on OP-ED: What’s Really Wrong With the GOP | Rep. Alan Grayson Wes Hodge

For a five-month period that ends this week, every single elected Republican in Congress was a white Christian. Let me repeat that: every elected GOP Member of the House and …

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Senator Soto bill bumps starting salary for teachers to $50,000 | Post On Politics

Jan 8, 2015 Comments Off on Senator Soto bill bumps starting salary for teachers to $50,000 | Post On Politics Wes Hodge

In an effort to attract and the best teachers, starting pay for teachers in Florida would be set at $50,000 under a bill introduced Wednesday. The Florida Teacher Fair Pay …

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Marco Rubio: FL should keep gay marriage banned, appeal to U.S. Supreme Court | Naked Politics

Jan 8, 2015 Comments Off on Marco Rubio: FL should keep gay marriage banned, appeal to U.S. Supreme Court | Naked Politics Wes Hodge

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has been evasive over whether to fight court rulings in favor of gay marriage, but U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was unequivocal Wednesday on what should …

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Boehner takes revenge against Dan Webster – Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan – POLITICO

Jan 8, 2015 Comments Off on Boehner takes revenge against Dan Webster – Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan – POLITICO Wes Hodge

John Boehner is getting revenge. After he secured his third term as speaker Tuesday afternoon, losing 25 votes on the House floor to some relatively unknown members of the Republican …

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Obama says he’ll veto Republicans’ Keystone XL bill – Vox

Jan 8, 2015 Comments Off on Obama says he’ll veto Republicans’ Keystone XL bill – Vox Wes Hodge

Republicans are pushing bills in both the House and Senate to fast-track approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. But on Tuesday, the White House threatened to veto any such …

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Orlando City Commissioner Sheehan helps marry gay friends | www.wftv.com

Jan 8, 2015 Comments Off on Orlando City Commissioner Sheehan helps marry gay friends | www.wftv.com Wes Hodge

It’s not every day you can get married, where you work, and it’s not every day your boss can help marry you. On Tuesday, Channel 9’s Karla Ray was with …

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