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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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Florida activists speak out against Trump Supreme Court nominee

Progressive activists on Thursday gathered outside the Florida Supreme Court and called on Florida U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to reject President...

Department of Justice reopens Emmett Till case

New evidence in the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi has surfaced, prompting the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen the case....

Legendary conservationist Nat 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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“Unless we get our friggin’ medicine, we’re not going to be able to get...

Marijuana activists called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday to drop the state’s challenges over two lawsuits related to medical marijuana.The 2016 constitutional...
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Bolder Bigotry: Florida Muslim residents face uptick in hate crimes, harassment

It was a Saturday evening in early May when the leader of a mosque in South Florida checked a 40-second voicemail on his cell...

Go Sidney Go! 99-year-old vet rolls through Fla.

99-year-old World War II veteran Sidney Walton rolled into Tallahassee today to meet with Gov. Rick Scott as part of a nationwide tour where...
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Stigmatizing kids? New law forces families to disclose student’s mental health treatment

Registering a student for public school involves submitting everything from proof of immunizations, health exams and birth certificates to details about gender, race, emergency...

No scheduled public debates among candidates for Florida’s top legal job? That’s weird.

It’s July already, and polls say most people don’t yet know who they will vote for in the August 28 Republican primary for Florida...

Shooter Cruz’s mom was an “enabler,” Pinellas sheriff says

Accused Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooter Nikolas Cruz had a series of behavioral and anger issues dating back to preschool, and his mother...

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