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Challenger Explosion Jan. 28, 1986: President Ronald Reagan's Address to the Nation

January 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
Ronald Reagan

At 5 p.m. Jan. 28, while the whole world remained in a freeze-frame of shock, President Ronald Reagan spoke to a grieving nation from the Oval Office at the White House. His address was broadcast live on nationwide radio and television.

Florida Senate Passes Statewide Water and Natural Resources Policy

January 13, 2016 - 1:15pm

The Florida Senate passed its long-awaited state water bill Wednesday, making it one of the first actions of 2016 Legislature and issuing an emphatic statement about the need to safeguard Florida’s water and natural resources

Compare U.S. House of Representatives CD 18 Candidates at a Glance

December 9, 2015 - 2:30pm
With Election 2016 in full swing, Sunshine State News remains the source for candidate profiles and the facts that voters need to make informed decisions.   
Twelve candidates are vying for a spot in the crowded race to replace Democrat Patrick Murphy in Florida's 18th Congressional District, as Murphy sets his sights on the U.S. Senate in 2016.
Where do they live, what do they care about and what do they believe is the right path for CD 18 and our state?  

Florida Voices: Hanukkah

December 7, 2015 - 12:45pm

“Hanukkah is a special time to celebrate the history of the Jewish people and their devout faith. Even during times of unrest in our world, Israel has remained a light for people everywhere as a nation of hope. We stand with the nation of Israel and continue to ask for peace this Hanukkah season, here and around the world. May this special holiday be a celebration of faith and community. To our Jewish friends, Ann and I wish you a very Happy Hanukkah. Chag Sameach.”
--Gov. Rick Scott

Sunshine State News' Top Photos of RPOF Sunshine Summit

November 13, 2015 - 10:45pm

The Republican Party of Florida held its 2015 Sunshine Summit Friday in Orlando, bringing the top presidential candidates to the Sunshine State in hopes to turn Florida red in 2016.

Florida Senate Committee Advances Statewide Policy for Water and Natural Resources

November 4, 2015 - 1:30pm
Charlie Dean and Andy Gardiner

Sen. Charlie Dean's Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation today passed Senate Bill 552, Environmental Resources, which provides for a statewide policy to restore and preserve Florida’s water and natural resources.

Road to the Sunshine Summit Series Starts on Monday

October 16, 2015 - 12:30pm
With 2016 around the corner, the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) will be hosting the Sunshine Summit in Orlando from Nov. 12-14 and the stakes will be high. 

Sunshine State News and Radio Host Ed Dean Launch 'Florida Minute'

October 4, 2015 - 8:30pm

Sunshine State News (SSN), in collaboration with Ed Dean, the No. 1 radio talk show host in Florida, announces the launch of Florida Minute, an informative and compelling series of radio news breaks covering the latest in state news and politics. 

Florida Preserves Nearly 3,000 Environmentally Sensitive Acres

September 29, 2015 - 4:00pm

If you're worried the state isn't protecting enough environmentally sensitive lands, this was an outstanding day. The Florida Board of Trustees Tuesday approved the purchase of two conservation easements totaling 2,903 acres as part of the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program. 

Florida Voices: Pope Francis Addresses Congress

September 24, 2015 - 3:45pm
Pope Francis

On Thursday, Pope Francis spoke to Congress, the first pontiff to ever address a Joint Meeting of Congress. Members of the Florida delegation offered their thoughts on the Pope’s speech on Thursday.


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