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Florida is facing a teacher shortage that stakeholders say is a growing problem. State Department of Education data for this school year shows nearly 3,300 teacher vacancies across the state.

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As thousands of women gather in solidarity this weekend, Tallahassee will be hosting its own women’s march. After low participation last year, a larger turnout is expected this time.

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Safety concerns are growing after TPD released details from a case involving two elementary students who planned to murder their classmate. 

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Gov. Ron DeSantis is expediting money for debris removal in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. DeSantis also wants the U.S. government to take on a bigger share of the recovery costs.

Senator Jeff Brandes believes the Florida Legislature is now organized in a way that will lead to more insurance issues being heard and ultimately solved. The Office of Insurance Regulation held it’s 2019 summit this week.

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Technology moves fast and some of the latest technology includes artificial intelligence such as autonomous vehicles. During Tuesday’s 2019 Summit hosted by the Office of Insurance Regulation officials talked about what the industry can do to keep up.

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Lee County Supervisor of Elections, Tommy Boyle, wants to make sure voters with disabilities can vote. But state law says touch screen voting must be phased out by 2020. Boyle says touch screen systems are the best option for voters with disabilities and wants the law to change.

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Miami Judge Robert Luck has been appointed as the newest justice to join Florida’s Supreme Court. Luck is Governor Ron DeSantis’ second appointment to the state’s highest court in less than a week.

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It’s been one month since Governor Ron DeSantis chose Ken Lawson to lead the Department of Economic Opportunity. Lawson gave the Florida Chamber of Commerce an update Monday on his new job.

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January is designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. A recent case of trafficking in Leon County is prompting organizations to bring awareness to the issue.

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Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who created the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1975, died Wednesday at the age of 89, the company said.

Bogle started a revolution in the way people invest. He believed that investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay investment managers to pick them.

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Sniffles, sore throats and fevers seem to be all around lately.

If things get bad enough for you or a loved one to seek care, what are your expectations about treatment? Do you want a prescription for an antibiotic if symptoms suggest an infection?

Two portraits of William Barr emerged during the second day of his confirmation hearing to lead the Justice Department as President Trump's choice as attorney general.

One was of a brilliant and moral man who oversaw the resolution of a hostage crisis at a federal prison without any casualties and another was of an early 1990s attorney general who held views on race and policing that now seem antiquated and unacceptable to many in law enforcement.

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