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Face masks: Amid confusion and political turmoil, people are not getting ‘the right stuff’

Face coverings. Who knew they would become a vital part of discussions around the world about survival and our way of life? Much less...

FL’s dumping ground for COVID-19: Just come on down and see how many people...

Looks like Florida is becoming the dumping ground for the most contagious virus to hit the United States in years.Got COVID-19?Just come on down...

U.S. Senate Democrats block GOP’S ‘weak’ police reform bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a GOP police reform bill Wednesday because, they said, it fails to adequately respond to police brutality against people...

Gov. DeSantis signs ‘Tammy Jackson Act,’ aiding pregnant women in prison, into law

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that promises pregnant women in prison will receive adequate medical attention and dignity.HB 1259, also known as...

‘Donna’s Law’ could open door to prosecution of sex crimes against kids

A new Florida law removes the statute of limitations for sexual battery of children below the age of 18 but applies only to offenses...

Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a...

Parks Foundation to replant rare longleaf pine forests destroyed by Hurricane Michael

Rare longleaf pine trees destroyed by Hurricane Michael in a state park near Bristol will soon be replaced with seedlings paid for and planted...

Federal appeals court OKs removal of Confederate monument in Lakeland’s Munn Park

A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to the transfer of a Confederate monument from Lakeland’s Munn Park to another public park, ruling...

Dems want Gov. DeSantis to apologize over comments about workers and COVID

Democratic state senators demanded an apology Monday from Gov. Ron DeSantis for comments attributing the uptick in COVID-19 cases to “overwhelmingly Hispanic” construction workers...

Monetary award to wrongly imprisoned man is a landmark for FL’s conviction review process

Clifford Williams, a Jacksonville man wrongly imprisoned for 43 years for a murder he did not commit, was granted $2.15 million in compensation from...

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