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The haves and have nots in state worker pay: Disparity looms large in Florida’s...

Tens of thousands of state workers earn an annual salary below the state average of roughly $43,500, but some high-echelon public employees earn six-figure...
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The strange world of banned books in Florida prisons

More than eight years after it was published, author Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow continues to reap praise for its depiction of the...
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The FL Department of Education gave a top-level teaching certificate to a troubled substitute...

Lack of communication, confusion, and potential holes in state law reveal how a troubled substitute got – and kept -- a full-fledged, professional teaching...
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Chasing the Saudi government’s connection to a Sarasota gated community and the 9/11 attacks:...

For many years, former Florida U.S. Sen. Bob Graham has been a lonely voice urging people to do something about Saudi Arabia.Now that a...
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Chief Financial Officer Patronis took campaign cash from insurance companies shut down Friday for...

Jimmy Patronis, the Republican candidate for Florida’s Chief Financial officer, took at least $60,000 in contributions from two South Florida insurance companies that a...

Fifth trans woman killed in Florida.

A transgender woman found shot to death in Southwest Florida is the fifth trans woman murdered in Florida in the past seven months, and...

Yes, this really is Rick Scott, Adam Putnam and Pam Bondi’s fault

As horrified people watch dead manatees, marine mammals, fish and hundreds of sea turtles wash up on Florida’s southwest coast, politicians are tripping over...
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LGBTQ community rocked by series of Florida murders

In the past five months, four transgender women of color and an African-American gay man – possibly  tied to the same drag show touring...
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Grumpy rich people to public: Get off my lawn – er, public beach!

Maybe we’ve all been taking our right to stroll unfettered along Florida’s beaches for granted. Because it looks like a flap that exploded last...
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Even more charter schools in Florida? Fall ballot could be “game changer”

Some two decades ago, Florida introduced a new type of public school – the “charter” - designed to be free from bureaucracy and run...

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