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Picture of GMO labels for food

What’s in our food? Florida congressman calls federal GMO labeling plan “grossly inadequate.”

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced this week that he has filed a formal objection letter with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, calling its food...

No scheduled public debates among candidates for Florida’s top legal job? That’s weird.

It’s July already, and polls say most people don’t yet know who they will vote for in the August 28 Republican primary for Florida...

Shooter Cruz’s mom was an “enabler,” Pinellas sheriff says

Accused Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooter Nikolas Cruz had a series of behavioral and anger issues dating back to preschool, and his mother...

The boy lawmaker from the family farm grows up — into a sellout

It’s shocking how Adam Putnam doesn’t get the respect he so richly deserves. The man has something like $37 million in his campaign account....
Confederate monument in St Augustine

Update: St Augustine votes for Confederate monument with “context”

Update:The St. Augustine City Commission voted 4-1 on Monday evening to advance the recommendation by a local committee to add “context” to the city’s...

Can we trust polls these days?

According to the most recent polling in Florida, it’s looking like we could have an Adam Putnam-Philip Levine showdown in November on who will...

Patronis’ Democratic opponent calls him “unfit to serve” over comment to African-American clemency applicant;...

The campaign for Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has released a statement in response to criticism from two Democratic candidates - CFO Democratic challenger...

State Rep. Sean Shaw demands apology from CFO Jimmy Patronis for “racially biased” questions

In response to a Florida Phoenix story, Florida State Representative Sean Shaw, who is running for Attorney General,  is calling for Chief Financial Officer...

Florida governor candidate Gwen Graham on abortion rights

With a new seat opening up on the U.S. Supreme Court, women everywhere are thinking about the Roe v. Wade decision that made it...

Florida felon rights restoration a national story

We’re not the only ones talking about Florida’s flawed voter restoration process for felons. Our Florida Phoenix story, written by CD Davidson-Hiers, covered the...

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