RAMPANT CORRUPTION

Citing murders and organized crime inside the Florida Department of Corrections, former prison inspectors tell lawmakers DOC is too crooked to police itself. COMPILED FROM...

Duval County House races attract candidates

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Two open House seats in Duval County have drawn additional candidates, including a former state lawmaker looking to return to...

New law eases finding insurance beneficiaries

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a bill that supporters say will help make certain that people receive life-insurance...

Key opponent of FAMU president resigns trustee board

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The former chairman of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees, who resigned that post in October but stayed...

Fort Walton Beach legislator apologizes for tweet Joyner calls racist

State Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, apologized on May 1 for a Twitter post that drew criticism about possible racial overtones. The controversy...

President’s disapproval rate high in Florida on job, Iran deal

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A majority of Florida voters don't like the way President Barack Obama is handling his job – and even more...

Black Dems meeting in Orlando

The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) will host its 34th annual conference April 1-3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando “This...

NOAA predicts another slow hurricane season

BY KEN KAYE SUN SENTINEL/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE – Joining other weather teams, government forecasters on Wednesday called for a slower-than-normal hurricane season, adding fuel to the...

Pass the joint

Patients cleared to get medicinal weed BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Patients could have access to long-awaited, non-euphoric pot products by the...

Senator’s bill protects pastors who refuse to marry gays

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A day after the proposal emerged in the House, Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, filed a bill Tuesday aimed at...

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