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Rush job on school safety law causes mental-health conundrum for families, no help from...

In the rushed, traumatic days following the February shootings at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, lawmakers scrambled to approve broad gun reforms and...
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What’s it like being a Muslim running for office this election year?

If Saima Farooqui wins the Aug. 28 primary in her South Florida district, she will make history as one of the first American Muslims...
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Even more charter schools in Florida? Fall ballot could be “game changer”

Some two decades ago, Florida introduced a new type of public school – the “charter” - designed to be free from bureaucracy and run...

“Disgraceful betrayal of America:” Trump’s strange press conference with Russia’s Putin draws ire in...

Democrats and some Republicans in Florida spoke out critically following  President Trump's news conference held with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki....

The feds say they will keep releasing vile Lake Okeechobee pollution to coasts

Despite the nasty fluorescent green algae outbreak that’s happening off South Florida’s east and west coasts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed...
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The Great Debate: Democrats for governor to face off in online-only event

With the Aug. 28 primary election rapidly approaching, Florida voters will get a chance to see the five candidates running for governor debate Wednesday...
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GOP environmentalists today: As rare as a Florida panther

In Florida, Republican environmentalists used to be a thing.And they didn’t get more prominent than Nathaniel Pryor Reed. The legendary conservationist from South Florida’s...

Scott seeks oily bucks for U.S. Senate campaign

Gov. Rick Scott is flying to Oklahoma City this Thursday to seek political contributions from a who’s who of American fracking, oil, and coal...
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Legendary conservationist Nathaniel Reed dies at 84

One of the most prominent conservationists in Florida, Nathaniel Pryor Reed, died Wednesday. Reed was 84 and passed away after falling and hitting his...
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Public schools are now a “brand.” When did that happen?

Parents and grandparents may remember when kids came home with backpacks stuffed with books, homework, notes from the teacher, field trip instructions and other...

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