Partnership forming between FAMU and Kenyan county

Agreement will enhance research, funding opportunities SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida A&M University (FAMU) Provost Marcella David and Siaya County, Kenya Governor Cornell Rasanga Amoth...

State’s back-to-school tax holiday underway

Retailers trying to sell legislators on adding more discount days throughout year BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A longer than usual back-to-school...

FAMU settles wrongful death suit with drum major’s family

BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Florida A&M University (FAMU) has settled a lawsuit with the family of Robert Champion over the hazing death of the...

TAKING ON HOMELESSNESS

Florida conference sheds light on poverty plight in state, nation BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Poverty and homelessness have lathered the Florida landscape with statistics growing...

Prison health care company cancels state contract

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Saying a contract with the state is “too constraining,” a company that provides health care to...

Group wants legislators to push ethics reform

Florida is no longer the state with the most federal convictions for public corruption, according to a report released Tuesday by the advocacy group...

Regulate the body-cams

Jones family pushes for changes BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –The family of a Boynton Beach man killed by an undercover officer called...

More than 3,300 participate in Miami Dolphins Cancer Challenge

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The Miami Dolphins capped another successful Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) on Feb. 20. This sixth annual community endeavor boasted more...

No ‘free’ food stamps

Recipients face work requirement BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – About 300,000 Floridians who qualified for food stamps now face a work requirement...

Miami judge: State’s death penalty is unconstitutional

BY DAVID OVALLE MIAMI HERALD TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE MIAMI — A Miami-Dade judge has ruled that Florida’s death penalty is unconstitutional because jurors are not required...

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