Early Steps Ramping Up As Zika Cases Increase

Jul 22, 2016

While Florida Health officials are investigating the first potential local mosquito transmission of the Zika virus in the continental U-S, some are questioning whether the country is prepared to care for a growing number of children born with microcephaly.

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In his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Donald Trump said he’d protect the LGBTQ community. But one Florida advocate is skeptical.

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Every four years, Democrats and Republicans hold elaborate conventions to celebrate their candidate of choice and stir up party support. But the events this month also offer an uninterrupted view into the country’s partisan divides.

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Florida’s elections chief says he’s worried about potential disturbances during this year’s elections, and he’s working with law enforcement and supervisors of elections across the state on a plan.

Congresswoman Gwen Graham wants school districts across the country to have better technology for alerting first-responders.

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For the first time in 31 years, the second judicial circuit will have a new State Attorney. The candidates are focusing on racial disparities in court.

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Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho is preparing to mail out thousands of vote-by-mail ballots—previously called absentee ballots.

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State of Florida

Florida’s unemployment rate is beating the national one.  But the state had a slow month in job creation.

The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
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After a bruising primary, the GOP has officially settled on Donald Trump to lead the party into November.  Elected officials from Florida—likely one of the most important swing states come Election Day—were out in force to support the Republican candidate.

Sparks Fly At Superintendent Debate

Jul 21, 2016
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Things got a little heated during a superintendent debate on Thursday. Former School Board Member Patricia Sunday aimed barbs at former Leon High School Principal Rocky Hanna over a relationship he had more than 10 years ago.

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The 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
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After a bruising primary, the GOP has officially settled on Donald Trump to lead the party into November.  Elected officials from Florida—likely one of the most important swing states come Election Day—were out in force to support the Republican candidate.

Sparks Fly At Superintendent Debate

Jul 21, 2016
Tori Whitley / WFSU

Things got a little heated during a superintendent debate on Thursday. Former School Board Member Patricia Sunday aimed barbs at former Leon High School Principal Rocky Hanna over a relationship he had more than 10 years ago.

Florida Supreme Court

A Republican candidate for Congressional District Two is focused on taking down terrorism, while a Democratic candidate wants to work across the aisle. The new Congressional District Two runs from Bay County down to Levy. It includes the southeast to central part of Leon County.

National Gun Group Endorses Mary Thomas For Congress

Jul 20, 2016
Mary Thomas, a Republican candidate for North Florida's Congressional District Two
Mary Thomas

Following a spate of high-profile shooting deaths nationwide, a gun-rights group Tuesday endorsed a Republican congressional candidate in a conservative Northwest Florida district on the grounds that she would not compromise on any gun-control measure.

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The incumbent for Tallahassee City Commission Seat Two is defending the city’s budget and employee raises.

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