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Anti-tobacco groups on blocking local governments from regulating products: ‘It’s only Florida families that...

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis signature of a new law that will raise the legal age to purchase tobacco or nicotine products and block local...

Judge Joseph Hatchett remembered: ‘He never talked against people, but against policy’

Few thought Supreme Court Justice Joseph Hatchett had much of a chance at winning a statewide election in Florida, where no African American had...

DeSantis touts ‘rights and liberties’ and ditching COVID restrictions; health experts say that’s dangerous

Amid thousands of new COVID-19 cases reported daily, with more than 2.2 million residents overall testing positive, and a surge of COVID-mutation cases causing...

Nothing but racism explains Black women’s higher rate of horrible birth stories

Tatyana Ali, who starred as Ashley Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1990 to 1996, entered Harvard the next year where she...

Federal lawsuit against FL’s new riot/protest law expands; protesters proceed with caution

A federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-riot/anti-protest law has gained strength with the addition of Black Lives Matter: Tampa and Community Empowerment Project as...

Restricting abortion access fizzled in the 2021 Legislature; reproductive rights advocates expect future battles

On the abortion front, GOP lawmakers tried to restrict abortion access in Florida but various bills failed in the 2021 Legislature. "Every year there is...

Hinson, Scalise support ouster of Liz Cheney from U.S. House GOP leadership

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson of Iowa said Thursday that she backs a move to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the...

Flags flown at half-staff for the late Justice Joseph W. Hatchett

Flags will be flown half-staff on Monday "as a symbol of respect for the memory of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Joseph W. Hatchett...

DeSantis and his confederates in FL’s GOP Legislature: They don’t care about bettering the...

Every year, I think the Florida Legislature can’t get any worse. Every year, I’m wrong. Let’s start with the hypocrisy. Republicans used to embrace local government,...

A controversial “Parents’ Bill of Rights”: What is it? And what does it mean...

The Florida Legislature has signaled to parents of schoolchildren that they have a right to know how their children are educated. That's been the case...

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