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ORLANDO, Fla. — Amid backlash from political rivals, medical professionals and senior federal government officials alike, Gov. Rick DeSantis on Monday morning reaffirmed his decision not to preorder newly authorized COVID-19 vaccines or offer them at state health departments.

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration moved forward Friday, June 17 with a proposal that would deny Medicaid coverage for treatments such as puberty-blocking medication and hormone therapy for transgender people.

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TALLAHASSEE – Congressman Al Lawson, a Tallahassee Democrat whose district was overhauled as part of the once-a-decade reapportionment process, helped launch this year’s candidate qualifying period Monday by filing paperwork to challenge Republican incumbent Neal Dunn in another North Florid…

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Florida Power & Light plans to eliminate carbon emissions from its electricity generation by 2045 through expanding solar energy and other technology, company officials announced Tuesday.

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ORLANDO — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his Republican allies are seeking more influence in university classrooms, targeting tenure, waging a battle against “politicized” courses and contemplating a significant change in how professors are hired across the state.

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U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist on Friday, June 3 sent a letter to the U.S. attorney general asking for the resources of the Department of Justice to help ensure Floridians’ voting rights are protected in the upcoming elections.

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An appeals court on June 3 sided with homeowners in a dispute about additional damage they found after accepting a check from a property -insurance company for a claim stemming from Hurricane Matthew.

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Family and friends of Mrs. Julia Mae Troutman Cherry will pay tribute to her on Tuesday (May 3) and Wednesday (May 4). The Daytona Times and Florida Courier matriarch died on Sunday, April 24, at her Daytona Beach home. She was 94.

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TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday he has expanded the Legislature’s special session on redistricting this week to cut to the core of his latest political enemy and announced he wants lawmakers to repeal the law that allows the Walt Disney World Resort to operate as a self-gov…

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ORLANDO — An engineering firm hired by the state found that the operator of the Orlando Free Fall drop tower manually changed sensors on specific seats on the ride, “resulting in it being unsafe,” Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said Monday, April 18 in Orlando.

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A report released Tuesday, April 19 said revenue from business travel in Florida in 2022 is projected to be 11.1% below the amount in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic.

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Rejecting criticism that it would harm the LGBTQ community, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law the controversial measure derided as the “don’t say gay” bill.

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MIAMI — In a consequential ruling Monday, a Miami federal judge said four major cruise lines with South Florida ties — Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises — engaged in “prohibited tourism” and “trafficking activities” by carrying passengers to Cuba and profiting from the use…

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Raven-Symoné and the cast of “Raven’s Home” are among the Disney employees who participated Tuesday in a walkout protesting Florida legislation that would restrict classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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DAYTONA BEACH SHORES –  Daytona Beach Shores Mayor Nancy Miller graduated this week from the Florida League of Cities’ Leadership Academy I, a course from FLC’s Institute for Elected Municipal Officials (IEMO), a premier educational program designed specifically for Florida’s elected municip…

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Florida motorists paid an average of $4.35 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas on March 13, as fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine helped drive up fuel costs, according to the AAA auto club.

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MIAMI — More than a thousand migrants from Haiti and Cuba have risked their lives sailing to Florida to flee from the political and economic turmoil in their home countries over the past year, according to federal authorities.

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a plan that would change staffing standards in nursing homes, amid debate about how it would affect residents.

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A Republican state senator offered an amendment to the so-called “don’t say gay” bill on Feb. 28 in an attempt to reduce partisan tensions over one of the most controversial measures of the legislative session.

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ST. PETERSBURG — The “stand your ground” self-defense law had been in effect in Florida for more than six years when it became part of the national vocabulary with the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012. When the 17-year-old was fatally shot, Florida was still one of the few states with the law…

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TALLAHASSEE – State health officials are asking an administrative law judge to permanently ban a Tallahassee physician from ordering medical marijuana for patients, suspend his medical license for five years and impose a $10,000 fine, after an investigation that included undercover agents po…

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TALLAHASSEE – A top Florida tourism official called the future of travel to the state “bright” and said there are no plans to slow marketing efforts, even with the rapid spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

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MIAMI — On Jan. 3, Florida reported 85,707 cases and 61 new deaths to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Miami Herald calculations of CDC data.

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TALLAHASSEE — Many prominent Florida Democrats sought a reckoning after their losses in 2020. They wanted a change within the party structure and a rejuvenated party to take on Republicans in 2022.

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A South Florida law school on Dec. 2 announced the creation of a social justice center named after Benjamin Crump, the Black civil rights attorney who has gained national prominence representing victims of police brutality and vigilante violence.

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TALLAHASSEE – Calling it a “fiction,” a Washington, D.C.-based judge late Monday ruled that a deal giving the Seminole Tribe control of online sports betting in Florida violates a federal law that regulates gaming on tribal lands.

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TALLAHASSEE – Three more University of Florida professors have joined a lawsuit challenging a policy that gives the school discretion in blocking faculty members from testifying against the state in legal cases, with professors told that going against the executive branch of government was “…

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PHOENIX — Kisha Gulley was once kicked out of a Facebook group for mothers with autistic children after a contentious debate she felt was racial. Over and over, she clashed with the white-dominated groups she’d sought out for support as a new mom.

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KIGALI, Rwanda — The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide was convicted of terrorism offenses Monday and sentenced to 25 years at a trial that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda’s repressive government have described as …

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TALLAHASSEE - State Rep. Webster Barnaby, R-Deltona, filed a proposal Wednesday that aims to follow Texas’ lead in blocking physicians from performing abortions if there is a “detectable fetal heartbeat.”

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TALLAHASSEE – Rep. Paul Renner formally became the next speaker of the Florida House on Tuesday, as the Palm Coast Republican prepares to move into one of the most powerful positions in the state after the 2022 elections.

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The Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) Wildcats hosts defending Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion Alabama A&M University Bulldogs at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach on Thursday.

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TALLAHASSEE – Pointing to what it described as the “irrationality” of the ban, the National Rifle Association has urged a federal appeals court to reject a 2018 Florida law that prevents people under age 21 from buying guns.

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