Culture & Society

‘Tell the truth,’ Louisiana college president says of struggle to vaccinate returning students

WASHINGTON—Leaders in higher education from Florida and Louisiana on Thursday related how colleges coped with a rough year of online learning and vaccine distribution...

Proliferation of pumping permits produces preposterous pipeline proposal

I hope you are sitting down. I have some startling news. I have learned that Florida people do not have a great reputation for...

DeSantis, Cabinet approve pardons for people facing prosecution for defying COVID mask mandates

The Florida Cabinet’s GOP majority backed Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday in granting pardons to people facing criminal charges for failure to observe local mask-...

A national memorial to honor lives lost at the Pulse nightclub

Days following the five-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting, where 49 people were killed and 53 wounded, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed  legislation...

Some Floridians still skeptical about COVID vaccines because of side effects and other concerns

While the Biden administration is pushing to vaccinate Americans, Floridians who aren't fully vaccinated are concerned about potential side effects, misinformation about vaccines and...

Marjorie Taylor Greene in new attack on Fauci demands his salary be stripped

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Tuesday led a group of House Republicans calling for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci,...

Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing crisis

WASHINGTON—The mayors of U.S. cities stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure package during a Tuesday hearing before...

COVID-19 vaccine rates are lowest among pregnant women from minority groups, CDC says

Black and Latina women who are pregnant have been getting vaccines against COVID-19 at a lower rate compared with other ethnic and racial groups...

What do face masks have to do with abortion rights? FL’s First District Court...

Abortion rights give women power to make decisions about their very lives and health. Mask mandates are public-health measures designed to curtail transmission of...

Voting-rights advocacy groups are the latest to file a legal challenge to FL’s new...

A new Florida law imposing limits on voting by mail has attracted another lawsuit, this one by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the...

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