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Leaders of Florida’s College System Vow Not to ‘Fund or Support’ Critical Race Theory

By Patricia Tolson In a show of support for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the leaders of the Florida College System (FCS) vowed not to support or fund critical race theory (CRT)—unless it is taught objectively along with other concepts—and to eliminate “woke positions and ideologies.” During comments at the Jan. 18 state Board of Education meeting, Florida State College […]

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Florida Supreme Court Upholds State Law Banning Local Governments From Restricting Gun Sales

By Katabella Roberts The Florida Supreme Court on Jan. 19 upheld a state law banning local governments from implementing restrictions on the sale of guns and ammunition. Under Florida law passed in 1987, cities and counties are not allowed to create restrictions on guns that are stricter than state law, also known as “preemption” of local gun laws. Those who do risk […]

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Florida Supreme Court to Convene Grand Jury to Investigate COVID-19 Vaccines

By Mimi Nguyen Ly The Florida Supreme Court announced Thursday it approved a request by Gov. Ron DeSantis to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate any wrongdoing related to COVID-19 vaccines. “A statewide grand jury shall be promptly impaneled for a term of twelve calendar months, to run from the date of impanelment, with jurisdiction throughout the […]

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Nicole Makes Landfall as Hurricane, Pounding Florida With Dangerous Storm Surge, Heavy Rain

By Tom Ozimek The National Weather Service said Nicole has been downgraded to a tropical storm shortly after making landfall along Florida’s east coast as a Category 1 hurricane, pounding coastal areas with heavy rain, dangerous storm surge, and damaging waves. With sustained winds of around 75 mph, Nicole made landfall as a hurricane on Hutchinson […]

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Border Patrol Agents Find $43,000 Worth of Cocaine Washed Up on Florida Coastline

By Katabella Roberts U.S. Border Patrol agents in Florida discovered 3 pounds of cocaine that had washed up near the coastline of Cape Canaveral on Thursday. Officials said they found the drugs, which have an estimated street value of $43,000, inside a water-logged package that had washed up on the shore, Fox News reported. The drugs will now be processed for seizure, officials said. The Epoch Times […]

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Florida Midterms: Republicans Surpass Democrats in Vote-By-Mail and Early Voting Numbers

By Patricia Tolson With only one week to go until the Nov. 8 midterm election, Republicans have surpassed Democrats in vote-by-mail and early voting numbers. According to reports, Republicans surpassed Democrats in the number of vote-by-mail ballots and in-person early votes cast, as of Oct. 29. Just five days before, Democrats were ahead. In the months leading […]

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Florida Surgeon General’s Warning About COVID Vaccines Blocked Then Restored by Twitter

By Jack Phillips Twitter blocked a post from Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo that promoted an analysis that asserts there were a high number of cardiac-related deaths among men who took an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. The website restored the post hours later. “Our current misleading information policies cover: synthetic and manipulated media, COVID-19, and civic integrity,” Twitter wrote in […]

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At Least 21 Dead in Florida After Hurricane Ian as Toll Is Expected to Rise

By Jack Phillips The head of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management said Hurricane Ian left at least 21 people dead in the state, although that figure is expected to climb as search and rescue efforts continue. Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie told reporters in Tallahassee that there was one confirmed death in Polk County, 12 unconfirmed deaths in Charlotte […]

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Hurricane Ian Strengthens to ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Category 4 as Florida Braces for Impact

By Tom Ozimek Forecasters say Hurricane Ian has strengthened to an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm as it nears Florida’s west coast, with warnings of catastrophic storm surge, screaming winds, destructive waves, heavy rainfall, and life-threatening flooding. In a series of early morning advisories on Sept. 28, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Hurricane Ian was “rapidly intensifying” and […]

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Hurricane Ian to Make Landfall Earlier Than Expected as 2.5 Million Evacuate in Florida

By Jack Phillips Federal officials said in a recent update on Tuesday that Hurricane Ian is expected to make landfall earlier than previously expected. The Category 3 storm is forecast to pick up in intensity on Tuesday and Wednesday before making landfall on Wednesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in a 2 p.m. update on Tuesday. […]