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Justices back DeSantis in prosecutor suspension

June 6, 2024
Tallahassee – The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to suspend Orlando-area State Attorney Monique Worrell, saying he made adequate allegations of neglect of duty…

Justices weigh UF campus shutdown case

June 5, 2024
Tallahassee – In one of numerous similar lawsuits in Florida and across the country, the state Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether a University of Florida graduate student could seek to requ…

FHSAA approves athlete-pay rules

June 4, 2024
Tallahassee – The Florida High School Athletic Association on Tuesday opened the door for student-athletes to earn money from business agreements such as endorsement deals, with the organization’s …

Down-ballot effect unlikely from Trump conviction

June 3, 2024
Tallahassee – Political experts don’t anticipate last week’s conviction of former President Donald Trump in New York will create significant down-ballot momentum — either way — for candidates i…

Trump verdict draws outrage, praise

May 31, 2024
Tallahassee – Florida Republicans on Thursday quickly attacked the conviction of former President Donald Trump on 34 counts of falsifying business records, while Democrats said the verdict showed n…

FHSAA changes replace word ‘gender’

May 30, 2024
Tallahassee – The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved changes in the Florida High School Athletic Association’s bylaws that include replacing mentions of the word “gender” with the word …

Death penalty ‘game of chance’ targeted

May 29, 2024
Tallahassee – A 2023 law that lowered the number of jurors needed to recommend execution has resulted in a “quintessential game of chance” for inmates being resentenced because of changes in the st…

Vouchers for home education increase

May 28, 2024
Tallahassee – A state voucher program that began in the 2023-2024 school year is on pace to double in size — at least — as applications roll in from families who educate children at home and are se…

State House, congressional districts draw challenge

May 24, 2024
Tallahassee – A coalition of groups and residents Thursday filed a federal lawsuit contending that state House and congressional districts in the Miami area and Southwest Florida were unconstitutio…

‘Ingredients are there’ for busy storm season

May 23, 2024
Tallahassee – With insurers, utilities and emergency-management officials bracing for the coming months, experts continue to predict a highly active hurricane season for Florida and other areas of …
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