Posted in State & National News

Former U.S. attorney for our area to head First Amendment group

Former U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh will become president of the First Amendment Foundation on Dec. 1, the open-government advocacy group announced Friday. Marsh, who served…

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Posted in Education

Charter school blasted for ‘gross financial mismanagement’

TALLAHASSEE — In a 95-page ruling, an administrative law judge Friday backed a decision by the Manatee County School Board to terminate a contract with…

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Corcoran pushes changes in state college system

TALLAHASSEE — Florida education czar Richard Corcoran bristles at being called a disrupter. He prefers the gentler label of “transformer,” a brand Corcoran burnished during…

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Posted in Politics State & National News

Next Florida House Speakers ready to tackle spending, climate change

TALLAHASSEE — Moments after he was formally elected Tuesday to serve as Florida’s next House speaker, Palm Harbor Republican Chris Sprowls waded into issues such…

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Posted in Education Escambia County

‘It’s No Joke’ combats rise in school threats

The number of Florida children charged with making school-related threats has steadily increased during the past three years, the state Department of Juvenile Justice said…

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Background checks seen as possible answer to mass shootings

TALLAHASSEE — After three hours of testimony from experts on Monday, the Republican head of a Florida Senate panel looking into mass violence and white…

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Weekly Roundup: So long, justices, we hardly knew ye

TALLAHASSEE — Less than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian wrecked the Bahamas, a potential tropical cyclone is looming over the island chain. Weather experts on…

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