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Some say courts are right to not make political meetings mandatory for Sweetwater mayor

Kacie Whaley May 26, 2017, 2:55pm

MIAMI — Florida trial and appeal courts have decided that Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez cannot be forced to attend commission meetings, and some find this ruling to be fair.

Courts say Sweetwater mayor not required to attend commission meetings

Kacie Whaley May 25, 2017, 2:49pm

MIAMI — An appeals court recently decided to reject a political committee effort to recall Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez, upholding a trial court's ruling.

Court concludes Burmese pythons, other large snakes can be taken across state lines

Kacie Whaley May 1, 2017, 1:44pm

MIAMI — An appeals court recently concluded that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cannot legally bar large exotic snakes from being traded across state lines, despite their potential threat to Florida's native animals.