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RETALIATORY TERMINATION?

RETALIATORY TERMINATION?

A longtime Bethune-Cookman University supporter, donor and trustee sues his alma mater and fellow  trustees in a continuing controversy over leadership, transparency and finances. Right-click here to download pdf of the lawsuit, then click on “Download linked file” Right-click here to download Exhibits A-D of the lawsuit, then click on “Download linked file” Right-click here to […]

Facebook suicide aftermath

Facebook suicide aftermath

Child was sexually abused, beaten BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER MIAMI HERALD /TNS MIAMI – For much of her too-short life, Naika Venant bounced between two parents: a birth mother who reportedly beat her without pity, left her in bed with boyfriends who watched “sex movies,” and eventually abandoned her – and the state of Florida, […]

McGhee tapped as next House Democratic leader

McGhee tapped as next House Democratic leader

Florida House Democrats elected a future leader Monday night, tapping state Rep. Kionne McGhee to lead their caucus after the 2018 elections. McGhee, a 39-year-old attorney from Miami, edged out Rep. Bobby DuBose, D-Fort Lauderdale, in a 23-17 vote. McGhee, a former Miami-Dade County prosecutor who was first elected to the House in 2012, will lead the […]

Justice Department grant to help Pulse victims

Justice Department grant to help Pulse victims

BY RENE STUTZMAN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced an $8.5 million anti-terrorism grant to help people affected by the Pulse nightclub massacre. The money will provide mental health counseling to victims, witnesses and first responders and will help reimburse the costs of the United Assistance Center, the one-stop […]

Florida’s Finest – March 17, 2017

Florida’s Finest – March 17, 2017

Thousands of Caribbean culture lovers converge on South Florida every year on the Columbus Day weekend to attend the annual Miami Broward Carnival, a series of concerts, pageants, parades, and competitions. On Carnival Day, “mas” (masquerade) bands of thousands of revelers dance and march behind 18-wheel tractor-trailer trucks with booming sound systems from morning until […]

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT 101

OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT 101

BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – House Republicans have finally unveiled legislation to repeal and – just as important – replace the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is complex. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that what the GOP is proposing in its place has a few knotty details. Here’s a short guide […]

TALLAHASSEE GOES BACK TO WORK

TALLAHASSEE GOES BACK TO WORK

To serve and protect During Florida’s annual State of the State speech on March 7 in Tallahassee, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and Orlando Police Officer Michael Napolitano were recognized for their actions following the Pulse nightclub murders last year in Orlando. (JACOB LANGSTON/ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS)

On the ballot?

On the ballot?

Court mulls voting rights amendment BY STEVEN LEMONGELLO ORLANDO SENTINEL / TNS ORLANDO – Desmond Meade of Orlando did everything he could to support his wife, Sheena, in her unsuccessful run for the Florida House last year. But the one thing he couldn’t do was vote for her. “Basically, I was told I wasn’t a […]

Serena withdraws from Miami Open tennis tourney

Serena withdraws from Miami Open tennis tourney

COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS The Miami Open’s star-packed field will be missing one marquee name. World No. 1 Serena Williams announced late Tuesday afternoon that she is withdrawing from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., and the Miami Open on Key Biscayne, citing a left knee injury. Bad knees “Sadly, I […]

Governor picks diverse group for constitution panel

Governor picks diverse group for constitution panel

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott named 14 people – nearly all of them loyalists who have served the governor or been appointed by him in other capacities – to the state Constitution Revision Commission. Scott’s selections on March 3 included a number of Republican political allies, including […]

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