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Survivor’s guilt haunts students who were absent during shooting

They were not at school on the day that changed everything. Students who were absent Feb. 14, the day Nikolas Cruz killed 17 at...
Students question security measures regulating backpacks

Students question security measures regulating backpacks

PARKLAND – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High created a new environment Monday, with clear backpacks, bag searches, I.D. lanyards, police officers at every entrance and...

Chicago suburb cites Florida murders to justify assault weapons ban

BY STEVE SADIN PIONEER PRESS /TNS CHICAGO – Owners of assault weapons living in the northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield have until June 13 to remove...

Today’s youth movement embodies what MLK fought, died for

Kevin Cokley GUEST COMMENTARY The assassinations of civil rights activists Medgar Evers (1963), Malcolm X (1965) and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (1968) were stark...

Scott to weigh bill on Black farmer marijuana license

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After lawmakers decided last year that a Black farmer should receive a highly coveted medical-marijuana license, Gov....

Still haunted

ackson witnessed MLK murder BY ERNIE SUGGS THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION / TNS ATLANTA – The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Andrew Young found themselves in familiar but painful...

‘LEGAL CHICANERY’

A federal judge, in a blistering order, puts a stop to Florida’s rights-restoration procedure in a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott that he said...

The children and ‘The Battle Cat’

Three cheers for the children!  Students in the United States were joined by some children around the world to demand safety in schools, increased age...

Tourism numbers hit new high in 2017

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Hurricane Irma kept Florida from reaching a goal of 120 million visitors last year but didn’t stop...

Investigations and lawsuits

New gun law sparks reactions COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS TALLAHASSEE – A new law crafted in response to the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at...

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