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Governor Rick Scott is weighing in on last week’s death of a young boy left in a hot day care van for almost half a day, and possible changes to Florida law.

A dearth of high-speed internet access in much of rural Florida is hamstringing efforts to build a high quality workforce, experts are warning.

Judy Biss / UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team

This month, up and coming beekeepers in the Florida Panhandle will have the opportunity to take part in a few beekeeping classes.

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The violent confrontation in Charlottesville and its aftermath have galvanized elected leaders on both sides of the aisle.  Florida Democrats are planning voter registration rallies in response. 

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Once again, Tallahassee will be the scene of a rockin’ good time on Saturday, August 19th to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Florida would no longer issue marriage licenses to couples younger than 18 under bill filed Monday by Republican lawmakers.

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University of Florida President Kent Fuchs is warning about white supremacist Richard Spencer’s request to appear on the Gainesville campus in September -- as the nation mourns the deadly outcome of a similar rally at the University of Virginia.

DIY Assault Reports Create Questions And Closure

Aug 14, 2017
Priscilla Du Preez

Facebook statuses are now being used as a way to report sexual assault, without involving authorities whom many distrust.  This cynicism follows national cases of sexual assault which share a common ending—the victim is doubted, and the assailant not only walks free, but is typically shown sympathy. WFSU spoke with one young woman who shared the details of her attack through a Facebook call-out post.

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A pilot project to improve Florida’s juvenile justice system is now running statewide.

Jackson Blue Spring
Nick Evans

Florida Governor Rick Scott is touting $50 million to protect the state’s springs.  But that’s not the only effort state officials are working on.  In Jackson County there’s one program geared toward farmers.

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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.

From NPR News

The day of the long-awaited coast-to-coast solar eclipse has all but arrived — and if history is any guide, it's likely that somebody's eyes are going to get hurt.

The Venezuelan Constituent Assembly, an extremely powerful group called into existence by President Nicolas Maduro, just granted itself another power — one that was once the exclusive province of the country's elected congress: The 2-week-old assembly packed with Maduro supporters decreed Friday it has the power to pass laws.

President Trump's belated and halfhearted denunciation of the hate groups that marched in Charlottesville, Va., has cost him the support of numerous business leaders and fellow Republicans and prompted at least a half-dozen nonprofit organizations to cancel planned fundraising events at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

But Trump's religious advisers, who might be expected to offer moral guidance, have been almost entirely silent. None of the 25 members of his "Evangelical Advisory Board" has resigned in protest or even offered public criticism of his Charlottesvile comments.

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