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Gov. DeSantis to meet with moms in South Fla. minority communities who have lost...

Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to go to South Florida within the next month to meet with mothers who have lost children to gun violence.That...
High School

A blow to critics who don’t want FL classroom teachers to be armed

After pleas from educators and other critics who don’t want educators to be armed, key lawmakers have voted to allow classroom teachers to carry...
Madison County Courthouse

An unbelievable odyssey: Trying to access court records, for free and on the spot,...

For many years, Florida’s public records law made it easy to look at court files - in person, at the courthouse or online.Not any more.The...
Anna Eskamani and other Florida Dem. lawmakers at Capitol

Florida Dems introduce new “common sense” gun-control measures, but will they pass?

A year after the Republican-led Legislature reduced access to guns following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, Florida Democrats have unveiled an assortment of bills...
Reddish Egret

Saving the Gulf Coast for both birds and people: A massive effort

The National Audubon Society is recommending $1.7-billion in projects, including key programs in Florida, to restore and conserve the Gulf of Mexico region from...

Changes could be “uncomfortable” with controversial new Medicaid director at the helm

Mary Mayhew, head of the Agency for Health Care Administration, says she expects changes at the $29-billion agency designed to help the state’s most...
The Everglades

Environmental groups win key Everglades protection legal fight

Seven environmental groups won a key legal victory Monday in a case over pollution in two of South Florida’s most critical natural areas: Everglades...

Here’s what’s happening on gun laws, a year after South Florida high school mass...

This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary that a troubled ex-student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, shooting 31 people and...
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If you steal a $300 bike, it’s a felony? Lawmakers want to change that...

Stealing anything in Florida worth $300 or more is felony grand theft, a figure that hasn’t changed since 1986.Now, lawmakers are trying to boost...
high school classroom

“Bad Actor List” proposed for fly-by-night FL charter schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis has been in the spotlight over proposed education reforms such as revamping teacher bonuses and eliminating Florida’s Common Core academic standards,...

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