Reubin Askew http://blog.wlrn.org en Session Update: Election Law Changes, Guns In Schools, Gov. Askew Dies http://blog.wlrn.org/post/session-update-election-law-changes-guns-schools-gov-askew-dies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers altered their session schedules this week to say goodbye to former </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Reubin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Askew. He died Thursday at age 85. Flags are flying at half-staff at local and state buildings.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:34:32 +0000 Gina Jordan 29370 at http://blog.wlrn.org Session Update: Election Law Changes, Guns In Schools, Gov. Askew Dies Cameras-In-Court Justice Ben Overton Dies http://blog.wlrn.org/post/cameras-court-justice-ben-overton-dies <p></p><p><em>The News Service of Florida</em></p><p>Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ben F. Overton, the first justice appointed by the governor after the switch in the 1970s from elected justices, has died from complications of heart surgery, a spokesman for the court said.</p><p>Overton, who retired in 1999, was 86.</p><p>On the court for more than two decades, his legacy includes letting cameras into Florida courtrooms.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:17:11 +0000 David Royse 7052 at http://blog.wlrn.org Cameras-In-Court Justice Ben Overton Dies