Protesters: Backpacks, bullets don’t mix

Groups rally at Capitol against campus gun bills BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Guns won’t improve safety at schools where students already...

Seminoles increase efforts to protect Florida wildlife

Hollywood-based tribe one of the country’s largest cattle operations BY DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE SUN SENTINEL (TNS) FORT LAUDERDALE — As development eats away at Florida’s untamed lands, wild...

Session starts on ‘exceptional’ note

COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE – Calling on something he termed “Florida exceptionalism,” Gov. Rick Scott used the annual State of the State...

State leads nation in fraud and identity theft

Florida’s transient population makes it easier for criminals to take advantage BY WILLIAM E. GIBSON AND DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE SUN SENTINEL (TNS) WASHINGTON — Florida remained the hotspot...

Bullard keynotes FAMU’s Black History Month Convocation

BY ALEXIS GARY SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida Sen. Dwight Bullard returned to his alma mater earlier this month as the keynote speaker for Florida...

FSU withdraws controversial recruit’s scholarship

BY ALEXIS GARY SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida State University (FSU) has rescinded the athletic scholarship of football recruit Brian Bell, who may have been involved in the...

Seminoles elevate gambling fight

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Hours before a House leader unleashed a sweeping gambling overhaul that pointedly failed to include the Seminole Indians, the tribe...

Corrections leader promises ‘free passage’ for prison guards who speak up

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Corrections officers called to testify before state lawmakers won’t face retaliation, Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones assured senators Monday. Jones...

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