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July 15, 2014: Southwest Florida Environmentalists Celebrate Victory

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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5:30 There's a statewide push to get Florida's gubernatorial hopefuls on the record about climate change.

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5:04 The future of the smartphone app-enabled services that connect drivers with passengers is looking up.

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4:30 The residents of North Miami will elect a new mayor soon.

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4:04 Miami Heat fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief today after Dwyane Wade agreed to a 2-year deal with the Heat.
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1:04 Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson says the e-cigarette and tobacco industries are targeting children by selling concentrated liquid nicotine with names like Skittles and Gummi Bear.

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11:04 For weeks now, ride-sharing services Uber-X and Lyft have been operating outside the law in Miami-Dade with drivers being fined and car getting impounded.
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10:04 A local eatery decides what to do with a meal named after LeBron James.
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9:30 There's a statewide push to get Florida's gubernatorial hopefuls on the record about climate change.
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9:04 A national atheist group is asking Miami Beach to remove a symbolic enclosure significant to the city's Orthodox Jewish community.
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8:34 An election drama is playing out in North Miami.
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8:04 A local eatery decides what to do with a meal named after LeBron James.
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7:34 There's a statewide push to get Florida's gubernatorial hopefuls on the record about climate change.
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7:04 A Miami-Dade commissioner has proposed a way to make ride-sharing services UberX and Lyft legal in the county.
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6:34 An election drama is playing out in North Miami.
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6:04 A huge victory for environmentalists in Southwest Florida after an oil drilling company stops its activities.

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