Politics & Law

Moms bring petitions to Capitol demanding background checks for all gun buyers

Gun safety advocates presented boxes of petitions signed by more than 8,000 Floridians to state leaders on Monday to show support for legislation that...
Florida Phoenix

What should schoolchildren know about human trafficking?

Florida has been in the spotlight over human trafficking, in part because of the recent trafficking and prostitution scandal that led to charges against...
Florida's surgeon general

A new surgeon general for Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday appointed a new surgeon general and revived the state Office of Drug Control.DeSantis tapped Dr. Scott Rivkees, a professor...

Here’s an idea to reduce Florida prison overcrowding

Florida prisoners are able to get time off their sentence due to good behavior, but our state has much tougher sentencing requirements than many...
Boy sitting on the floor, sad

When it comes to school safety, the question is: Where are all the school...

In the old days, a guidance counselor would work mostly in high schools, helping students set up their class schedules and decide what they’ll...

Will Trump official pay a price for the lenient plea deal in horrific Palm...

WASHINGTON — Florida Republicans are lying low on the contentious subject of U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who is under federal investigation for allegedly...

Community colleges are a vanishing breed in Florida

Like the Florida panther, community colleges in the state are a dwindling species. The Florida House has sent the Senate a bill (HB 525) that...
Schools

Keeping schools safe should protect privacy and rights of students and families

Amid the debate about arming teachers with guns and numerous other school safety measures, 40 national and state organizations, including some in Florida, are...

How much is climate change costing us? A bill in the Legislature would start...

When building a bridge to the future, it’s important to know where we’re going and how much it’s going to cost.Nowhere is this principle...

Gov. Ron DeSantis: Don’t turn Florida universities into a “Berkeley”

Don’t turn Florida universities into a “Berkeley,” Gov. Ron DeSantis warned state university leaders Thursday.Making his first appearance before the panel that oversees the...

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