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DeSantis offers 'bold' plan to address Florida's water woes

Gov. Ron DeSantis, appearing in areas hit hard by outbreaks of toxic algae and red tide, signed an executive order Thursday expanding state efforts to improve Florida’s troubled waters and, in surprise move, called on the entire board...

DeSantis appoints judge to high court

Barbara Lagoa, 51, will replace Justice Fred Lewis on the Florida Supreme Court Source link

DeSantis uses seized plane to travel state

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis made his first trip out of Tallahassee aboard an upgraded King Air aircraft that law-enforcement officials had seized in a drug bust. Unlike his predecessor, former Gov. Rick Scott, a multimillionaire who could buzz...

Lawmakers drill into UCF spending violations

TALLAHASSEE — State lawmakers on Wednesday began their probe of the University of Central Florida’s improper use of operating funds to construct a major campus building.Rep. Tom Leek, an Ormond Beach Republican who chairs the House Public Integrity...

Video: Officer, deputy rescue man from burning car on I-95

"These officers acting courageously and selflessly during this rescue," said Edgewater Interim Chief of Police Joe Mahoney. Source link

Don't miss the super blood moon total lunar eclipse

After this one, the next total lunar eclipse seen in North America won't be until May 2021. Source link

DeSantis picks female Cuban-American for state's high court

Barbara Lagoa, a judge on the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami, was introduced by Gov. Ron DeSantis at an event at Miami's Freedom Tower. Source link

Hospice doctors seek exemption from drug database

TALLAHASSEE — Less than a year after the Florida Legislature passed a sweeping bill that requires physicians to check a statewide database before ordering opioids for patients, lawmakers are being asked to consider an exemption for doctors who...

Rights restored, felons register to vote in Alachua County

Clarence Fox was one of a few dozen people who left the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office smiling Tuesday after registering to vote.The 57-year-old Gainesville resident is among the estimated 1.7 million convicted felons across the state...

Registering to vote brings out emotions among Florida felons

The ballot measure went into effect Tuesday, overturning a ban that netted Florida the highest number of disenfranchised felons in the nation. Source link

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