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Florida’s lack of dental care hurts low-income and rural residents

More Floridians live in areas where there is a lack of dental care than any other state in the nation, according to a new...

Opioid treatment scam, quashed in Florida, spreading to other states

Donna Johnson, a working mother of four who lives in a quiet upscale neighborhood in suburban Maryland, is determined to thwart an insidious addiction...

U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for reproductive rights in states...

The word from the Panhandle: ‘We don’t have time’ for delay with hurricane recovery

Time is running out for hurricane victims in Northwest Florida, a group of state and local leaders warned Thursday, citing continuing suffering since Category...
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Watered-down plan advances to filter algae from Lake Okeechobee overflow

Plans to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee – which environmentalists say won’t be large enough to filter toxic algae that can flow...

First Lady attacks opioid addiction; focuses on babies born with addictions

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced new initiatives Wednesday targeting opioid addiction, including plans to hire a statewide coordinator of services for pregnant women and...

Florida lawmakers will renew their debate over reproductive rights in the 2020 session

Updated: Additional abortion bills have been filed in the House.The debate over reproductive rights will be renewed in the 2020 Florida Legislature.Lakeland Republican Sen. Kelli...

Hoping to ward off wildfires, Ag Commissioner imposes new restrictions on prescribed burning

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried imposed fresh restrictions Tuesday on prescribed burning and promised to increase penalties for people who violate the rules.Henceforth, forestry...

Drivers pay attention: FL’s new texting and driving law has a Part 2

Drivers may not know that Florida’s new law on texting and driving, which launched July 1, has a second part.Beginning Oct. 1, Florida motorists...

Proposal would ban guns in childcare facilities in FL

Concealed weapons are prohibited in a variety of public places in Florida, including elementary and secondary schools -- but not in childcare facilities. Trying...

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