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IT’S SERIOUS

IT’S SERIOUS

With Washington at a fever pitch, the Department of Justice, appoints a special counsel with the powers of a prosecutor to lead the Trump-Russia investigation. COMPILED FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital went into full-blown crisis mode Wednesday night – just prior to the Florida Courier’s press time –  as the […]

Department of Health officials halt sale of smokable weed

Department of Health officials halt sale of smokable weed

BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health on Monday ordered a medical-marijuana operator to stop selling a “whole flower” product sold for use in vaporizers but which can easily be smoked, saying the product is not permitted. Quincy-based Trulieve started selling “Entourage,” a whole flower product meant […]

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

2017 MISS USA PAGEANT

Natural and outspoken Miss District of Columbia USA Kara McCullough glides across the stage during the bikini round of the 2017 Miss USA competition last week. McCullough, a South Carolina State University alumna, is this year’s Miss USA. (MARCEL THOMAS VIA ZUMA WIRE)

Impeachment? Not so fast

Impeachment? Not so fast

Here’s a Q & A BY MICHAEL DOYLE MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU TNS WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s incendiary words and actions have placed him in potential legal jeopardy, with more lawmakers floating concepts like “obstruction of justice” and “impeachment.” Here’s a guide. What’s ‘obstruction of justice’? A Congressional Research Service report indicates there are related […]

Rain didn’t douse the wildfire threat

Rain didn’t douse the wildfire threat

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Rain over the last weekend helped slow the growth of wildfires in some parts of Florida, but other blazes continued to grow, especially in the southern part of the state. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service said Monday the state had 127 active wildfires. Forest Service Director […]

‘Christmas in May’ for many college students

‘Christmas in May’ for many college students

The extension of Pell grants will cover summer classes for the first time since 2011. BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Despite broader political turmoil in Washington and Tallahassee, federal and state lawmakers have agreed to dramatically increase financial aid to the neediest college and university students. On May 4, the […]

A home for Tommie

A home for Tommie

One Church One Child of Florida is reaching out to families and individuals in communities across the state in efforts to help find permanent homes for children. Children featured in this monthly spotlight are waiting for a permanent home and/or mentor. Daily, over 700 children are in need of a family to call their own; […]

Supreme court won’t revive N.C. voter ID law

Supreme court won’t revive N.C. voter ID law

Justices refuse to hear appeal that would have reinstated ballot restrictions BY GREG STOHR BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court dealt an unexpected blow to the voter-identification movement Monday, refusing to reinstate North Carolina ballot restrictions that a lower court said target Blacks “with almost surgical precision.” Turning away the appeal by state […]

Mixed messages from Trump about HBCUs

Mixed messages from Trump about HBCUs

Statement about funding Black colleges worries educators, legislators BY JANE KENNEDY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Repeatedly during his first 100 days, President Donald J. Trump signaled to the leaders and supporters of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that the federal support on which HBCUs depend would remain a priority under his administration. One sign […]

Not rushing to the altar

Not rushing to the altar

New Census report highlights how young adults’ views on marriage and adulthood are vastly different from their parents. BY GARY ROTSTEIN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PITTSBURGH – Shenay Jeffrey, a 28-year-old Point Breeze resident in a committed relationship for the past two years, is already six years older than the age at which her […]

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