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Florida’s electors to cast vote for Trump

December 13, 2020
TALLAHASSEE — At this point, it seems almost like an afterthought. Twenty-nine presidential electors will gather Monday in the state Senate chamber and formally put Florida in Republican Pres…

Court rules officials not in “custodial” relationship with Parkland students

December 13, 2020
A federal appeals court Friday rejected a lawsuit filed by current and former students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who alleged that Broward County officials had a “custodial” duty to pr…

By the numbers: Florida’s COVID 19 data

December 13, 2020
TALLAHASSEE — State health-care agencies on Saturday released numbers about the coronavirus in Florida. Here are some takeaways: — 1,116,973: Total number of cases since the pandemic started.

Weekly roundup of Florida news

December 11, 2020
As the state approaches another morbid coronavirus milestone of 20,000 deaths, Gov. Ron DeSantis delivered some glad tidings to Floridians this week: Hope is on the horizon. Florida is in line …

Grand jury calls Florida’s mental health system a mess

December 11, 2020
A statewide grand jury studying school safety issued an interim report Thursday that tore into Florida’s mental-health system, saying that “deficiencies in funding, leadership and services related …

Challenge to mask ordinance dismissed in appeals court

December 11, 2020
For the second time this week, the 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed a challenge to a requirement that people wear masks in certain public places to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Uber CEO: Drivers need prioritized vaccine

December 10, 2020
Saying drivers and delivery people have been a “lifeline to their communities,” Uber’s chief executive officer on Thursday asked Gov. Ron DeSantis to prioritize the COVID-19 vaccine for the online …

Pensacola State College faces fight over in-person classes

December 10, 2020
As the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to climb, faculty members at a Northwest Florida college are challenging administrators’ decision to boost face-to-face instruction during the u…

Florida joins lawsuit targeting Facebook

December 10, 2020
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody joined 45 other states Wednesday in a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the social media giant of exploiting its dominance in the digital mark…

Florida attorney general backs Texas effort to block election results

December 9, 2020
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday joined 16 other states in backing a last-chance effort by Texas to get the U.S. Supreme Court to block election results in four sw…