Court clears way for lawsuits against banks

BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A federal appeals court Tuesday said the city of Miami could pursue lawsuits alleging that three...

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...

Florida activist honored for technology and social justice work

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON, D.C. – David Honig, a longtime civil rights activist and media advocate with deep ties to Florida, was honored for...

Fired Hillsborough schools superintendent named New York education commissioner

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Hillsborough County schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia was named New York’s next education commissioner on Tuesday. The New York State Board...

Legislators weigh in on terrorism fight

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hawks in the Florida Legislature want Congress to fully declare the nation is at war with...

Educators take sides in Orlando Senate race

In a Democratic primary battle for an Orlando-area Senate seat, Florida’s largest teachers’ union is backing state Rep. Randolph Bracy, while school-choice supporters have...

DID HE STAND HIS GROUND?

A church drummer whose car broke down on I-95 in South Florida was shot dead by a plainclothes cop. Questions abound. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS PALM...

Florida’s Rubio leads the field in missing Senate voting

BY MATTHEW FLEMING CQ-ROLL CALL/TNS WASHINGTON — For a presidential cycle known for upending conventional political wisdom, one thing certainly hasn’t changed: It’s hard to vote...

FLORIDA COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SWV Toni Braxton and SWV make a stop at Hard Rock Live on Jan. 29. Tampa: Tarana Burke...

Scott asked to free up $20 mil for opioid fight

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Saying the “opioid crisis presents an existential threat,” Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala on Monday asked Gov. Rick Scott to...

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