FSU Student Witnesses London Attack From Parliament Window

Mar 22, 2017
Olivia Gilmore

Florida State University says all its students in London are safe, following a possible terrorist attack Wednesday. WFSU News spoke with one student working in the Parliament building about what she experienced.

Bill To Allow Liquor Behind Store Counters Passes

Mar 22, 2017
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A bill to allow stores to sell alcohol behind a counter instead of in a separate building moved forward Wednesday. 

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Senators spent Wednesday afternoon kicking the tires on a medical marijuana proposal backed by Fleming Island Republican Rob Bradley.

Three charter school companies expressed interest. Two fit the criteria. Only one submitted an application. This week the Jefferson County School District became Florida’s first charter school district. The move got a round of support from the state board of education Wednesday.

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A Northwest Florida county may be the first in the Panhandle to take over the child protective investigative services—normally done by the state’s child welfare agency. Walton County could join six other counties across Florida—under a bill starting to move in the legislature.

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State lawmakers are advancing a plan to allow gun owners to check their weapons at the courthouse door. The bill is moving forward even as top politicians are taking a stand against gun expansion.

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The Florida Department of Education says it’s investigating whether some school districts are inflating their graduation rates.  Leon and Gadsden County Schools use a company called EdMentum, also known as EdOptions. Hamilton, Dixie and Levy County Schools use a company called Smart Horizons. Others use Giant Campus. Such programs are at the center of the state's probe.

The Jefferson County School District will be back before the state board of education Wednesday. It may have found a charter school operator to take over its struggling school system, and is a step closer to becoming Florida's first charter district.

FAMU Unveils New Online Learning Program

Mar 21, 2017
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FAMU unveiled a new program aimed at pioneering online learning methods for minority middle and high-school students and helping them get ready for college.

The Florida House is promising big cut to higher education funding. And it also has another idea for changes that should be made to the system.  The chamber unveiled its answer to one of Senate President Joe Negron’s top priorities this week.

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2017 Legislative Issues

Florida's legislative session has begun and several issues are expected to arise during this year's lawmaking session.

Vote for Your 2017 Tiny Desk Local Fan Favorite

As part of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, WFSU’s local contestants are now online and ready for your vote. The local fan favorite will be featured on WFSU. Get your vote in by March 23rd!

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Primate brains may have grown larger and more complex thanks to a fruit-filled diet, a new study suggests.

By an overwhelming 31-1 vote, NFL owners have approved the Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas — though the team will still remain in the Bay Area for at least the 2017 season and possibly longer.

The number was nothing less than a shock to the system. In text set beside a series of photographs, each one depicting a girl of color staring back at the camera, the image that went viral on social media last week claims to lay bare an appalling truth: "14 Girls Have Gone Missing in DC in the Last 24 Hours."

Trouble is, police say the claim is not true.

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