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Student loan crisis: Politicians are struggling with staggering student loan debt, just like the...

Some influential politicians are saddled by staggering student loan debt — more than $200,000 in two cases and several others with college loan obligations...

State budget transparency? How bringing home the bacon can become a sneaky legislative maneuver

Like many lawmakers who work to bring home the bacon for constituents, State Sen. Travis Hutson pushed for $10 million in the new state...

Inmates released to home confinement say too many remain in infected federal prisons

Chalana McFarland, sentenced to 30 years in prison for mortgage fraud, left a federal prison in Florida on Monday with 10 years yet to...

A cloistered culture in the nation’s federal prisons leads to infections and deaths

This is the second of two parts of an investigation into the federal prison system related to secrecy, conditions, and delays in releasing inmates...

Prison officials delay releasing federal inmates into home confinement, ‘thumbing their nose’ at judges...

This is the first part of a federal prison investigation related to secrecy, facility conditions, and delays in releasing inmates related to COVID-19. The...
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How can online learning work if students aren’t online? And what happens if kids...

About a month into online learning for K-12 students, not all kids are even going online; school attendance policies are lax to nonexistent and...

A conundrum: FL students must learn online at home, but not all districts and...

In late March, Pasco County Schools' parents got news online that may have been a surprise to moms and dads as districts were launching...

The truth about K-12 remote learning at home: Kids may fall behind academically by...

Weeks after K-12 students left brick-and-mortar schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic, kids may not be learning at home what they need to know...

Gov. DeSantis in Washington for unveiling of Trump’s Middle East peace plan

Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled to Washington Tuesday to participate in talks between President Trump and Israeli leaders during which the administration is expected to...
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The FL Legislature is a male bastion: Several committees that create state laws have...

Senator Annette Taddeo is the only female on the Florida Senate’s Banking and Insurance committee, a big-money committee that deals with financial regulations and...

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