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FL public schools must provide mental health instruction, from suicide prevention to the stigma...

Public school districts will have to provide at least five hours of mental health instruction annually to students in 6th through 12th grades, with...

Miami Beach City Commission to vote on resolution to “protect and promote” reproductive rights

Saying that they want to send a clear message to lawmakers in Tallahassee that communities in Florida oppose efforts to restrict abortion, the Miami...

Here are the Florida citizen ballot measures you just might get to vote on...

Despite moves by state Republican leaders to limit citizen-led ballot measures, more than a half-dozen proposals remain in play with a Feb. 1 deadline...

Effort to overturn Obamacare could have widespread impact on health coverage in Florida

More than 1.5 million Floridians could lose their health insurance coverage if Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Trump administration are successful in...
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Environmentalists scoff as FL GOP Reps. join conservation club

WASHINGTON -- Florida Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-1st) and Brian Mast (R-18th) on Wednesday joined GOP colleagues on Capitol Hill in announcing the formation of...

Wait, you’re not going to drink that, are you? (Or swim in it or...

The water is trying to kill you.The Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, plus Florida’s rivers and springs and lakes and streams and...

Medicaid expansion could save FL $200 million a year, but will politicians go for...

What if Florida had a way to save money on the prison health-care crisis?Or expand treatment programs for opioid addiction or provide more mental-health...

Jailing the mentally ill: Attorney General Moody looks for solutions

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody tells a story about the intersection of mental illness and law enforcement. It involves someone experiencing a mental breakdown...

Words aren’t enough: Activists want more specific plans to combat climate change

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris referred to climate change as the “climate crisis” and “an existential threat to us as a species” when the subject...
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The public may not know the extent to which FL schools are restraining and...

While it’s considered rare, public schools in Florida and across the nation are still restraining and secluding students as punishment.Restricting a student means the...

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