Posted in Education

School choice supporters lobby for more vouchers, scholarships

School choice advocates rallied outside the Florida Capitol on Tuesday to press lawmakers to increase funding for a scholarship program that helps students with special…

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Posted in Escambia County Health

More psych beds needed

AHCA has published the need for adult, children and adolescent psychiatric beds as well as adult substance abuse beds for July 2025. The agency says…

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Posted in State & National News

Bondi selected for Trump’s defense

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been part of President Donald Trump’s impeachment communications team, will be part of the defense for his…

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Posted in Politics

Recreational pot proposal shelved for 2020

By Jim Saunders TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to a “narrow timeframe” for meeting petition-signature requirements, backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to allow recreational marijuana use…

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Posted in State & National News

Proposal targets Pensacola shooter ‘loophole’

By Jim Turner TALLAHASSEE — Three U.S. House members from Florida want to close a “loophole” used by a Saudi national to buy a handgun…

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Posted in Health State & National News

Lawmakers look for way to curb vaping

By Dara Kam TALLAHASSEE — As state lawmakers ponder how — and if — to respond to teens’ skyrocketing use of electronic cigarettes, one university…

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Posted in Florida

Flags fly at half-mast to honor former local lawmaker

Flags will be flown at half-staff today in honor of former state lawmaker John Broxson, who died last week. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday directed…

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Posted in Education

Statewide grand jury slams ‘systemic’ school safety issues

By Ana Ceballos TALLAHASSEE — A statewide grand jury has issued a report painting a dire picture of how Florida school districts are implementing security…

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Posted in Caring Veterans

Old Capitol goes blue for NAS Pensacola

Florida’s Old Capitol is going blue to support the Pensacola community after the fatal shooting last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Gov. Ron DeSantis…

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