Alva Striplin and Darryl James
WFSU

The Leon County School Board will keep a familiar face but also add a new face following the election.

Neal Dunn for Congress

Rep. Neal Dunn (R) will be returning to Congress for another term. Dunn bested Bob Rackleff (D) in the race for Florida’s second congressional district.

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Al Lawson for Congress

Challenger Virginia Fuller (R) was no match for incumbent Rep. Al Lawson (D). Lawson won re-election in Florida’s fifth congressional district by a whopping thirty percent. 

IEM

Weeks after Category 4 Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Panhandle, some displaced residents say FEMA has been slow to respond.

So, we asked former Florida Emergency Management Director Bryan Koon to explain the process of local, state, and government response.

Koon was a Governor Rick Scott appointee who may be best known for the controversy surrounding the Scott administration’s unofficial edict banning the term “climate change” from official communications.

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Parkland High School survivors are urging their peers to vote for candidates who back stricter gun laws through the Vote for our Lives initiative.

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Leon County’s early voting turnout is more than double that of the previous midterm election. Elections Supervisor Mark Early says he is "heartened" to see people voting in such numbers.

Florida State University

The Florida Board of Governors is set to discuss a number of controversial changes to the state’s higher education during its meeting Wednesday, including performance funding and mental healthcare. 

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Leon County Sheriff's Office

Leon County Schools has confirmed the gunman in Friday’s Hot Yoga Tallahassee shooting worked as a substitute teacher for nearly a year.

Tom Flanigan

The yearly Tallahassee Science Festival happened on Saturday, Nov. 3. The power of human technology was on display, along with the power of nature, as exemplified by the recent hurricane.

Tom Flanigan

Sunday's (11/4)  rains didn't wash away the Second Annual Scott Campbell Feed the Community event at Lake Ella. In the midst of occasional showers, the bands played and Second Harvest of the Big Bend received lots of non-perishable food donations.

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From NPR News

School shootings have taken a terrible human toll. They have also been a boon to the business of security technology.

Over the summer, Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox saw an array of items on display at an expo in Orlando, Fla. He and fellow reporter Steven Rich went on to investigate whether any of the technology being promoted and sold really helps save lives.

One minute, Seamus Hughes was reading the book Dragons Love Tacos to his son. A few minutes later, after putting him to bed, Hughes was back on his computer, stumbling on what could be one of the most closely guarded secrets within the U.S. government: that the Justice Department may be preparing criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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President Trump visited fire-ravaged areas of California on Saturday, meeting with people affected by the wildfires. At least 76 people were killed in the Camp Fire in Northern California, and nearly 1,300 people have been reported missing, making it the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California state history.

Andrew Gillum ended his bid to become the first African-American governor of Florida on Saturday, conceding the race to his Republican rival, former Rep. Ron DeSantis.

"R.J. and I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Mr. DeSantis on becoming the next governor of the great state of Florida," Gillum said in a Facebook video with his wife at his side. "This has been the journey of our lives."

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