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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...

The boy lawmaker from the family farm grows up — into a sellout

It’s shocking how Adam Putnam doesn’t get the respect he so richly deserves. The man has something like $37 million in his campaign account....
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Update: St Augustine votes for Confederate monument with “context”

Update:The St. Augustine City Commission voted 4-1 on Monday evening to advance the recommendation by a local committee to add “context” to the city’s...

Patronis’ Democratic opponent calls him “unfit to serve” over comment to African-American clemency applicant;...

The campaign for Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has released a statement in response to criticism from two Democratic candidates - CFO Democratic challenger...

State Rep. Sean Shaw demands apology from CFO Jimmy Patronis for “racially biased” questions

In response to a Florida Phoenix story, Florida State Representative Sean Shaw, who is running for Attorney General,  is calling for Chief Financial Officer...

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