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Florida Elections Administration and Laws
The 2018 mid-term election is over, but some winners have not yet been determined. Be patient. The vote-counting process is happening according to procedure. Keep reading for a synopsis of Florida election administration and law.

Lake Kissimmee State Park
Lake Kissimmee State Park, wedged between 3 lakes, is a piece of old Florida in its heartland. One of its unique features is the 1876 Cow Camp that demonstrates what life was like for a cow hunter on a 19th-century cattle drive . Developed and primitive camping is available inside the park.

Tampa Bay History Center
The Tampa Bay History Center is a museum in downtown Tampa that presents the cultural history of the Tampa Bay region. In addition to its permanent and temporary exhibits, it also contains the Columbia Cafe, a branch of the original Ybor City Columbia Restaurant, and a small gift shop.

Family-friendly Halloween Events 2018
You don't have to go far to find family-friendly Halloween fun in Florida. Many theme parks, state parks, and municipalities have scheduled not-so-scary events for Halloween week, October 26-November 3, 2018.

Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights
Proposed constitutional amendment #4 that appears on the 2018 mid-term election ballot would restore civil rights to non-violent felons who have completed their sentences. Read on to learn about the history of revoking voting rights in Florida and reasons to vote yes on this amendment.

Mountain Biking in Florida
Florida is probably not the first place you think of for mountain biking. However, the Sunshine State offers a fair number of parks with developed singletrack trails. Continue reading to find out about some of the top-rated mountain biking trails in north, central, and south Florida.

Florida State Reptile – American Alligator
Alligators were once hunted to near extinction before becoming a protected endangered species in 1973. By 1987 they had recovered enough to be removed from the list and to be designated the Florida State Reptile. Read on to learn about these freshwater critters and how to avoid being attacked.

Trouble in Paradise Report
Florida's natural resources and wild places are vitally important to Florida's quality of life and its economy. A coalition of environmental groups has put together a report detailing 6 steps that must be taken immediately to sustain our natural endowments.

Florida State Parks
The Florida State Park system has 175 units of parks, trails, and historic sites. Its 800,000 acres and 100 miles of beaches are administered by the Florida Park Service within the Department of Environmental Protection. Read on to learn its history and what it offers for recreation and education.

Lake Louisa State Park
Lake Louisa State Park, near Clermont, contains 11 natural communities, 6 lakes and 2 streams within its boundaries. With its variety of camping options, including a full-service campground, primitive campgrounds, and modern cabins, it's a good place to camp, especially if you're visiting Orlando.

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