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U.S. Reps ask DeSantis for details on vaccinations

January 10, 2021
Fourteen members of Florida’s congressional delegation on Friday sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis requesting that he provide them with a briefing on the state’s COVID-10 vaccination efforts.

Scott urges Trump to attend inaugural

January 9, 2021
Florida U.S. Sen. Rick Scott on Friday asked President Donald Trump to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to demonstrate “the peacef…

Florida graduation rates climb

January 9, 2021
Graduation rates for Florida high school students ticked up this year, with 90% of students graduating, according to a state Department of Education report released this week.

Florida men charged in capitol riot

January 8, 2021
Three men identified as Floridians are among 13 individuals arrested for federal crimes involving the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that…

Week’s top stories in Florida

January 8, 2021
A renewed vigor was given this week to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ call to crack down on violent protests, as the world watched an unhinged mob of supporters of President Donald Trump storm and occupy the U…

Florida prosecutor to pursue capitol ‘criminals’

January 7, 2021
Lawrence Keefe, the U.S. attorney for Florida’s Northern District, vowed to identify and prosecute individuals who engaged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. “The criminal acts …

Scott, Rubio split on election certification

January 7, 2021
Florida’s Republican U.S. senators took decidedly different paths when voting on whether to certify results of the 2020 presidential election during a joint session of Congress that lasted into th…

Florida GOP leaders release anti-riot legislation

January 7, 2021
As supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to block congressional certification of the 2020 election on Wednesday, Republican leaders in Florida released legisla…

DeSantis maintains opposition to local COVID rules

January 6, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis strongly reaffirmed his opposition to local government officials’ attempts to impose their own rules to curb the spread of COVID-19, saying Wednesday that such measures “are not …

By the Numbers: Covid-19 deaths by age

January 6, 2021
As of a Tuesday count, 21,188 Florida residents had died of COVID-19, with seniors taking the brunt of the disease. Here is a breakdown of resident deaths by age group: — Ages 4 and younger: …