FAMU drama continues

Black pols call for chairman’s resignation BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE − As relations between Florida A&M University’s president and board chairman reached...

Planned Parenthood seeks injunction against AHCA after abortion allegations

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Planned Parenthood fired back Monday against allegations that three Florida abortion clinics provided second-trimester abortions without...

FAMU receives $110,000 that will go to first-generation students

TALLAHASSEE – The State University System of Florida Board of Governors’ Foundation has awarded Florida A&M University (FAMU) $110,000 to help provide scholarship support...

Security for governor, others was close to $3 million

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Protection for Gov. Rick Scott, First Lady Ann Scott, other officials and the governor's mansion cost the state about $2.9...

Former Orlando police chief running for Congress again

FROM WIRE REPORTS Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings announced Monday she will run again next year for the congressional seat held by Republican Daniel...

Insurance commissioner: Flood rates are ‘unfairly discriminatory’

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty wants Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, to be patient when it comes to Florida’s approach...

Who will take the hit?

Politicians argue about revamped congressional districts BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE −The first draft of a new set of Florida congressional districts came...

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...

‘Smart Solar’ group rakes in $463,000 for 2016 ballot initiative

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With backing from four major electric utilities, a newly formed group known as “Consumers for Smart Solar” raised $463,000 in...

Medical marijuana group raises $770,000 to get on ballot

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A group seeking to ask voters in 2016 to legalize medical marijuana raised more than $770,000 in July, buoyed by...

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