‘Standing your ground’ may get easier

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A controversial measure that would shift the burden of proof in “stand your ground” self-defense cases...

Scott signs legislation to combat opioid abuse

Florida Gov. Rick Scott hosted a ceremonial bill signing on Tuesday at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for HB 477, which creates new...

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

A stop along the way After stopping in Abilene, Kansas during a cross-country trip, Chayla Cherry and Charles W. Cherry III read the inscriptions on...

Bethune-Cookman officially opens School of Religion

Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) started its first class on Jan. 11 for its new School of Religion. The School of Religion offers degrees in Religion and...

City to rename streets that honor Confederate generals

BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND CARLI TEPROFF MIAMI HERALD/TNS HOLLYWOOD – Acknowledging the painful legacy of slavery and the Civil War, Hollywood commissioners decided last week to rename...

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...

Police: Pair stole mementos from Stoneman Douglas memorial

BY LINDA TRISCHITTA AND TONYA ALANEZ SUN SENTINEL/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE – The lovingly placed tributes to those killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High were about to...

EARLY VOTING BEGINS

Get your soul to the poll! Campaign signs lined the entrance at the Broward County early voting site on Monday at the Fort Lauderdale Branch...

Red Cross ‘didn’t show up’ at Miami-Dade shelters

Schools chief says organization’s staff showed up late or never arrived BY DOUGLAS HANKS MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho said the county’s chaotic...

MLK is a hero, but racial justice movements are ‘unpatriotic’

Because (MLK) Dr. Martin Luther King now stands as an exalted hero of American history, we tend to assume that his assassination 50 years ago...

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