A ceremony for controversial education bill

Virtually the entire education establishment, as well as some parents’ groups, had urged Scott to veto the bill. They argued that it would move...

Senator questions algebra test fairness

While praising a recent legislative decision to eliminate an end-of-course exam for students taking Algebra II, a Northeast Florida senator is raising questions about...

Bill would eliminate Lee, Davis holidays

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After filing a bill on Aug. 27 to eliminate Confederate Memorial Day from a list of legal holidays, a South...

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is a cultural celebration of art, food...

The second annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts continues through Feb. 19. There’s plenty to do for the young and the young at...

Florida faces another challenge on generator rules

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The state faces another legal challenge to a pair of proposed rules requiring long-term care providers to have access to 96...

Documentary on bucking to premiere at Miami Film Festival

“When the Beat Drops,’’ a documentary by Jamal Sims, will have its premiere at the Miami Film Festival. The documentary airs at 6:30 p.m. March...

YouthBuild helps to change the lives of young adults

Students in Tampa program get skills, support and jobs SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Anna Edwards has come a long way. The 25-year-old, who grew up...

Miami-Dade complies with Justice Department on ‘sanctuary’ status

BY DOUGLAS HANKS MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – For the first time since it began extending the detentions of local inmates sought for deportation, Miami-Dade County received...

HURRICANE IRMA – Thank the meteorologists for lives spared

Forecasting, satellite monitoring and government planning have dramatically improved in recent decades. BY MATT PEARCE, MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE AND EVAN HALPER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS NAPLES – During a...

Senate Democrats pick Gibson to lead caucus

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Senate Democrats elected Audrey Gibson to replace Jeff Clemens as the next leader of the caucus in a secret ballot...

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