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U.S. House Democrats advance impeachment investigation

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Democrats edged closer Thursday to launching formal impeachment proceedings against President Trump.The House Judiciary Committee voted, 24-17, along party lines, to adopt a resolution laying out procedures for an impeachment...

Lawyers: Lowell Corrections officials must be banned from visiting severely beaten inmate in the hospital.

Lowell Correctional Institution officials have had unfettered access to beaten inmate Cheryl Weimar -- who is bedridden in a hospital room in Ocala – a practice her attorney considered “troublesome” and a matter of...

Women with low incomes suffer with no abortion coverage

Over the past several months, we’ve witnessed anti-abortion politicians in states surrounding Florida and across the country enact a slew of anti-abortion laws aimed at limiting access to abortion for those who need it...

FL Gov. DeSantis pushing for a ‘robust program’ to reduce HIV and AIDS

Following a report that his predecessor’s administration turned down $70 million in federal money to fight HIV and AIDS, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that he has already met with federal officials to boost...

Gov. DeSantis leads Florida’s observance of 9/11 anniversary

U.S. and Florida state flags are flying at half-staff at state and local government buildings and facilities under an executive order Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in observance of what Congress has designated as “Patriot...
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FL lawmakers in Congress split on gun control votes

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday, despite unified Republican opposition. The committee voted along partisan lines to approve “red flag” legislation that seeks to limit access...

Gov. DeSantis set to shape a crucial appeals court in Florida with conservative judges

The nine candidates for two seats on Florida’s second-most important court include seven white males, two white females, six members of the Federalist Society, five graduates of the University of Florida Levin College of...
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Florida’s pot business is a mess

Last month, there was some skepticism when the California behemoth marijuana firm MedMen announced it would use its considerable financial resources to try to get a Florida constitutional amendment to legalize recreational weed on...

Some news at the Florida Phoenix

In today’s shaky media business climate, it’s a small miracle to get the chance to create a nonprofit news bureau in the nation’s third-largest state, and to offer quality reporting that’s free of advertising...

Public school demographics are changing: Minority students now dominate many school systems

Five years ago, educators, demographers and reporters took note of an education milestone: White students no longer would be the majority in the nation’s public schools.Instead, other racial groups, including the burgeoning population of...

DeSantis says Hurricane Dorian left FL with “tens of millions of dollars” in damage

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday didn’t quite attribute Hurricane Dorian’s dramatic turn away from Florida to prayers he and Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz separately left, written on paper, between the stones...
One Year Anniversary Parkland tragedy

FL Congressional Republicans helped pass a landmark gun safety bill in 1993. What will they do now?

UPDATEDWASHINGTON -- When Congress passed landmark gun violence prevention legislation known as the Brady Bill back in 1993, eight Florida Republicans were among the 54 GOP lawmakers in the U.S. House who voted to...

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