Friday, July 10, 2020

Edward Waters celebrating 150th anniversary this year

JACKSONVILLE – Edward Waters College (EWC) is commemorating its 150th anniversary this year. A kick off event for a yearlong celebration is 11 a.m. Jan....

Bethune-Cookman officially opens School of Religion

Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) started its first class on Jan. 11 for its new School of Religion. The School of Religion offers degrees in Religion and...

Medical marijuana petition tops 500,000 signatures

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Facing a Feb. 1 deadline, supporters of a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana have topped 500,000 valid petition signatures...

Florida House panel backs plan for multi-state nurse licensing

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With little discussion, a Florida House committee Monday approved a plan that could help clear the way for nurses to...

10 issues to watch

Legislatures heading to Tallahassee BY JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week for an election-year legislative...

FDLE: Thousands of rape kits untested statewide

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – More than 13,000 rape kits that could include evidence from sexual assaults are untested statewide, according...

Regulators back FPL on new Okeechobee plant

Scott and Cabinet still have to give their approval BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Regulators decided Tuesday that a $1.3 billion, natural...

Group wants legislators to push ethics reform

Florida is no longer the state with the most federal convictions for public corruption, according to a report released Tuesday by the advocacy group...

Online voter registration moves forward

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Work that will allow Floridians to register to vote online – after this year’s presidential election – remains on schedule, according...

Newer, larger ships coming to Florida cruise ports

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) ORLANDO — Out with the old and in with the new. That’s the theme for the Florida cruise port shuffle...