Donald DeBevoise


Donald DeBevoise is originally from Winter Park, Florida and now studies English and economics at Florida State University. He is a member of the Society for Collegiate Journalists at FSU. Donald also writes for a student-based magazine called The Last Word. He aspires to enter the journalism field upon graduating. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, hiking and jogging.


State News
3:33 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Polls Show Support For Medical Marijuana Takes A Dip

Support has dropped for a medical marijuana amendment according to several recent polls.
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Support for a medical-marijuana amendment on Florida’s November ballot has fallen, according to several recent polls. The Yes On 2 campaign remains confident it will get enough votes to be adopted.

A Tampa Bay Times poll shows only 48% of likely voters say they’ll vote to legalize medical marijuana. Even a University of North Florida poll, which has consistently shown the highest numbers of supporters among likely voters, dropped from about 80% to 68%. But United for Care’s Yes On 2 campaign manager Ben Pollara says he isn’t surprised by the results of the polls.

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State News
4:14 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Gas Prices Expected To Continue Dropping Statewide

Experts say gas could drop below $3 by the end of 2014.
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The average gas price in Florida is lower than it’s been in more than two years, and experts say it will continue to drop. An abundance of oil and changes in driving patterns are helping the decline.

At about $3.20 per gallon, Florida is seeing the lowest price in regular-grade gasoline since July of 2012. Traditionally, gas costs drop slightly as summer travel comes to an end and consumers settle into the school year. But spokesman for AAA’s Florida division, Mark Jenkins, says more factors are contributing to declining prices.

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WFSU Local
11:35 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Fisher, FSU Respond to Winston 2012 Sexual Assault Allegations

Florida State University defended itself in a statement responding to a New York Times Article Friday.
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Update 5:00 p.m.: Florida State University head coach Jimbo Fisher is defending Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. Fisher's words come as FSU prepares to hold a disciplinary hearing on whether Winston violated the student code of conduct based on 2012 sexual assault allegations against him.

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4:20 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Congressional Hopeful Graham Touts Federal Transparency 'Sunshine Plan'

Graham unveiled the plan at the Florida Capitol Wednesday, Oct. 8.
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Florida District Two Democratic congressional candidate Gwen Graham says if elected, she will be open about her dealings in Washington. Graham rolled out her so-called “Sunshine Plan” Wednesday.

The Graham Sunshine Plan revolves around providing insight into schedules and government meetings. It says she’d also vote for stricter disclosure of special interest money in campaigns and against congressional perks funded by taxes. Graham says she thinks elected officials should be compelled to keep the public informed.

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WFSU Local
5:24 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Elmira Mangum Inducted As FAMU President

The inauguration marked the end of a week of events celebrating FAMU.
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Elmira Mangum’s Inauguration as Florida A&M University’s eleventh president capped a week of celebrating the school’s “new season” with her appointment. Speakers from FAMU and across the nation praised Mangum and her vision for the school at the ceremony Friday.

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