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DeSantis touts ‘rights and liberties’ and ditching COVID restrictions; health experts say that’s dangerous

Amid thousands of new COVID-19 cases reported daily, with more than 2.2 million residents overall testing positive, and a surge of COVID-mutation cases causing...

Nothing but racism explains Black women’s higher rate of horrible birth stories

Tatyana Ali, who starred as Ashley Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1990 to 1996, entered Harvard the next year where she...

Restricting abortion access fizzled in the 2021 Legislature; reproductive rights advocates expect future battles

On the abortion front, GOP lawmakers tried to restrict abortion access in Florida but various bills failed in the 2021 Legislature. "Every year there is...

Heartbreaking stories of Black maternal deaths, pregnancy complications, racism related at hearing

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri was pregnant with her first child, Zion, she saw a sign in her doctor’s office...

Tweets and emails helped kill a FL bill to place a cap on high-potency...

A controversial proposal to limit the potency of THC in marijuana failed to gain ground in the 2021 legislative session, in part, because many...

‘It’s to protect the industry; it’s not to protect public health’: Health groups urge...

Tackling the youth tobacco epidemic is a top priority for health groups hoping to prevent addiction and diseases associated with tobacco use among young...

States with higher vaccine demand can request more from the feds

WASHINGTON — With demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropping in many states, the federal government is changing how those doses are allocated. Under the new policy, any...

FL ag commissioner Fried calls for vetoes of ‘big government’ bills passed by GOP-led...

Calling the 2021 legislative session “the year of big government,” Florida Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Nikki Fried called on Gov. Ron DeSantis Tuesday...

With FL prisons under pressure and understaffed, lawmakers reject alternatives to incarceration

Florida’s burgeoning prison population — outstripping current staffing — could be reduced by sending more inmates to home-based corrections programs widely considered safe for...
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Dear Florida public: Welcome back to your state Capitol

Floridians will soon regain access to their own state Capitol. Senate President Wilson Simpson announced Monday that the Florida Capitol Complex in Tallahassee will reopen...

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