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FL’s COVID death toll has surpassed 8,000; infections at more than 525,000 cases

The state Department of Health on Saturday reported 8,109 deaths of Florida residents, an increase of more than 1,000 deaths compared to just a week ago.The data posted Saturday showed 182 additional deaths, pushing...

A controversial civics test won’t be used by certain colleges — at least for now

Parents, professors, and nonprofits have been fighting against a new rule that would allow college students to earn a civics competency credit — required for graduation — by taking a multiple-choice test that calls for...

Scott slams ‘disgusting’ Portland protests as Trump administration defends use of federal force

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Rick Scott on Thursday called protests in Portland, Ore., “disgusting” during a Senate hearing in which the top official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security defended the agency’s deployment...

Gov. DeSantis cancels quarantine order for travelers from New York area, updates restaurant screening

Gov. Ron DeSantis has rescinded his requirement that travelers from the New York region enter quarantine and ordered COVID-19 screening for restaurant employees to follow the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Why is the governor leaving important environmental posts unfilled?

One of the trickiest jobs a governor has is picking the right people to run various state agencies. Ideally, he or she must find people who have a good background in that field who...

Top Homeland Security official vows federal agents ‘will not back away’ from violent protests

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s number two at the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday defended federal law enforcement officers’ intervention in protests in Portland, Oregon, and other cities this summer.Characterizing some of the...

A grim milestone: COVID-19 infections climb to more than 500,000, hitting every corner of FL

For the first time, Florida has reached the 500,000 mark in COVID-19 infections, a trajectory that took only five months and a few days since the coronavirus was made public.On March 1, 2020, Gov....

A female Black judge appeared to be a strong pick for the FL Supreme Court — until an unusual fight ensued

Gov. Ron DeSantis has already remade the Florida Supreme Court in his own, conservative Republican, image.The question now is whether that court will allow him to break political precedent regarding a judge he’d like...

Middle-school math teacher Krista Stanley is the 2021 Teacher of the Year

Krista Stanley, a sixth grade math teacher from Okeechobee County, is the 2021 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year.A homegrown educator -- she graduated from Okeechobee High School -- Stanley stayed in...

Republican senator presses reluctant GOP leadership for billions in state, local aid in next relief deal

WASHINGTON – GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy is making a strong push to rescue ailing state and local governments in a fifth coronavirus relief bill — but his party’s leaders are resisting as they debate the...

DeSantis discusses COVID-19 antibodies to give access to loved ones in nursing homes, but is that safe?

Trying to provide access to vulnerable loved ones, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that family members who have COVID-19 antibodies should be able to visit their relatives in nursing homes and long-term care facilities...

Nurses plan multi-state protest over working conditions in COVID-19 wards

Thousands of registered nurses across the country will participate in more than 200 protests Wednesday at hospitals in at least 16 states — including eight in Florida — advocating for safer working conditions to...

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