CHURCHES WITH GUNS

The Charleston church massacre brought the issue of security in Black churches to the forefront. Here’s what some churches are doing to meet the...

Cop shooting cases spur new FDLE hires

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE − The Florida Department of Law Enforcement wants more investigators to handle an increase in shooting incidents...

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...

Voting-rights groups pushing for new districts to be drawn in public

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Two voting-rights organizations that led the legal battle against congressional districts later found to be unconstitutional...

Courier wins best front-page honor from Florida Press Association

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Florida Courier placed third for best front pages in the Florida Press Association’s annual Better Weekly Newspaper Contest. The Courier staff was...

Senate admits election districts are unconstitutional

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE − In what one critic of the Legislature called an “unprecedented admission,” the Florida Senate conceded Tuesday...

For-profit colleges under fire for recruiting practices

Students allowed to enroll with no proof they finished high school BY MICHAEL VASQUEZ MIAMI HERALD/TNS It’s a term that sounds like a street crime: “Snatch and...

FAMU trustees clash with latest president

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Little more than a year into her job, Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum on Tuesday...

Medical weed petition moves forward

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions...

Proposal keeps pastors from marrying gay couples

State legislators to file bill that won’t force clergy to perform same-sex ceremonies BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – In the wake of...

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