Culture & Society

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 9

Amendment 9: Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor WorkplacesBALLOT SUMMARY: "Prohibits drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil...

E-cigarette use an “epidemic” among Florida teens

The number of Florida teens and pre-teens – ages 11 to 17 – who use e-cigarettes has spiked 60 percent in the last year,...
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Hillary Clinton to campaign for Andrew Gillum next month – will Donald Trump come...

Two years after Hillary Clinton lost the chance to make history by becoming America’s first female president, the former First Lady and U.S. Secretary...
Amendment 7

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 7

AMENDMENT 7: First responder and military member survivor benefits; public colleges and universitiesBALLOT SUMMARY: “Grants mandatory payment of death benefits and waiver of certain...

A worrisome picture for black students in public colleges and universities, including in Florida

For black students, college life can be troubling and far different compared to their peers.They’re underrepresented on college campuses. They’re less likely to graduate...
Rick Scott

Report: Gov. Scott gave $5 million from blind trust to his daughter and reported...

South Florida nonprofit investigative journalism outfit the Florida Bulldog has a story today saying that Gov. Rick’s Scott’s blind trust  - something the governor...
NextGen Florida

Ready, set, go: Thousands more young Floridians registered to vote. What will it mean...

Hear that rumble?That’s the sound of young people ready to march to the polls in November, says NextGen Florida, an affiliate of a national...
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A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 6

About this Florida Phoenix series: Florida voters could face a whopping twelve different proposed amendments to the state Constitution on Nov. 6 – one...

Misleading ads on Florida test results: Gov. Rick Scott should do the math maybe?

An Orlando Sentinel story set the record straight on how Florida kids do on well-regarded federal exams called NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress).Scott,...
Health care

Physician burnout in the Sunshine State

Physicians in the U.S. – including in Florida – say they’re facing career burnout at worse rates than before and 78 percent of the...

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