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Court decision could endanger local conversion therapy bans in Florida

A federal judge has struck down Tampa's ban on so-called conversion therapy – a move that could imperil similar ordinances around Florida.In his ruling,...

Opioid treatment scam, quashed in Florida, spreading to other states

Donna Johnson, a working mother of four who lives in a quiet upscale neighborhood in suburban Maryland, is determined to thwart an insidious addiction...

Broward lawmakers want to close ammunition ‘loophole’ in Florida law

Two Broward County Democratic lawmakers want to close a loophole in state law that allows anyone to purchase ammunition without undergoing a background check.Under...

Trial opens in legal challenge to Florida’s ex-felon voting rights restoration process

Trial opened Monday in federal court in Tallahassee in a lawsuit challenging the Florida Legislature’s decision to restrict restoration of voting rights under Amendment...
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Pay attention retirees: Unrealistic decisions by the state could hurt Florida pensioners

The Florida Retirement System Actuarial Assumption Conference will meet this month. The room will not be crowded.But the decisions the financial analysts on the...

U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for reproductive rights in states...

Public television to live stream funeral rites for former House Speaker Don Tucker

Funeral services for former House Speaker Donald L. Tucker will be live streamed on WFSU Public Television at 3 p.m. Friday.Services for Tucker will...
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Republican lawmaker wants to ditch background checks for concealed-gun owners

Lake County Republican state Rep. Anthony Sabatini wants to let Floridians carry concealed guns without undergoing a background check or having any training in...

First Lady attacks opioid addiction; focuses on babies born with addictions

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced new initiatives Wednesday targeting opioid addiction, including plans to hire a statewide coordinator of services for pregnant women and...

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott call on NEA to explain exhibit featuring Che Guevara

Florida’s two U.S. senators – Marco Rubio and Rick Scott – have written a blistering letter demanding that the chairwoman of the National Endowment...

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