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Civil Rights Activists Honored In Hall Of Fame

Jun 7, 2017
Florida State Archives

Three Floridians who fought for civil rights for African-Americans were inducted into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame Wednesday.   

National Association of Counties

A local commissioner is heading to the White House Thursday.

Monticello Republican Representative Halsey Beshears sponsored the bill. He says the special district has been inactive for years.

Kate Payne via WFSU

The struggling Calhoun – Liberty Hospital is slated to receive a million dollars to expand its emergency room, after dodging the Governor's veto pen. The funding could help the small facility recover from financial troubles and public scrutiny.

A Tallahassee cook swept the competition in Tuesday night’s (6/6) “Chopped” show on Food Network.

Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

Russian military attempts to hack last year’s presidential election were aimed at a Tallahassee-based company. The information comes from the leak of a classified document from the National Security Agency.

Tom Flanigan

The version of healthcare reform passed by the U.S. House early last month would be devastating to Florida patients who have disabilities. That was the message Tuesday (6/6) morning from more than a dozen advocate organizations in Tallahassee.

Florida State University

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 marked the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the massive Allied invasion of Normandy. A Florida State University historian has dedicated much of his professional life to studying this event, which was the beginning of the end of the War in Europe.

Leon County Disaster Project Vetoed By Scott

Jun 5, 2017
Talquin Electric works to restore power in Wakulla County following Hurricane Hermine. 99 percent of the county was without power after the storm.
Talquin Electric's twitter

A $1 million line-item veto by Florida Governor Rick Scott could leave the Capital City unprepared during this year’s hurricane season.

Tom Flanigan

A Saturday afternoon (6/3) march and rally in Tallahassee targeted gun violence across the nation and closer to home. Several groups, including the League of Women Voters, organized the protest.

Tom Flanigan

The yearly "Build a Bucket" effort by Leon County, the City of Tallahassee and organizations like the Red Cross to help area residents prepare for hurricanes was held on Saturday (6/3). The turnout beat all previous records.

Tom Flanigan

Hundreds of volunteers filled the cafeteria of Godby High School on Saturday. They were there to pack thousands of meals to help the region's low-income families get through the summer when school meal programs are shut down.

Tom Flanigan

Hundreds of volunteers filled the cafeteria of Godby High School on Saturday. They were there to pack thousands of meals to help the region's low-income families get through the summer when school meal programs are shut down.

FAMU Drum Major Robert Champion died due to injuries sustained in a hazing ritual. His family is suing FAMU.

The Florida Supreme Court will take up an appeal by a former Florida A&M University band member. Dante Martin is serving a seven-year prison sentence for the hazing death of a drum major.

Tom Flanigan

Some of Tallahassee’s young professionals were helping deliver Meals on Wheels today (Friday). Meanwhile, Elder Care Services of the Big Bend, which runs the delivery service for the area’s senior shut-ins, is also looking for some financial help in the face of possible federal cutbacks.

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Tallahassee has seen a string of pedestrian deaths and injuries, with one of the most recent incidents happening over the Memorial Day weekend. But these casualties don’t have to be as common as they are. WFSU sat down with a transportation engineer who has ideas on making city streets safer.

Leon County Rolls Out Updated Survival Guide

Jun 1, 2017
Kevin Peters speaks at 2017 Hurricane Season Kickoff
Spencer Parlier / WFSU News

Hurricane Season is upon us, and Leon County leaders hope to learn from last year’s Hurricane Hermine. County officials want citizens to put their advice into practice.

Florida State University medical students are heading out into rural Florida for an up-close look at the challenges and opportunities in healthcare in underserved areas.

The Leon County School District expects to have a $40,000 deficit for the upcoming school year and stands to lose another $800,000 in construction and maintenance funding.  Now Superintendent Rocky Hanna is joining the calls for a veto of both the education budget, and a conforming bill.

New Yard On The Block

May 31, 2017
Muhammad Mahdi Karim via Wikimedia Commons

The developer of an apartment complex in Tallahassee’s All Saints neighborhood wants to take the district back to its industrial roots.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee’s Mayor and Candidate for Florida Governor Andrew Gillum brought his stump speech to the Capital Tiger Bay Club today (Wednesday, 5/31).

City of Tallahassee

Among the many summer camps available to Leon County young people, one will focus on protecting the area’s environment.

Chris73 via wikimedia commons

Summer’s here and that means oyster season in Apalachicola Bay.

All About The Avocado Toast

May 31, 2017
Jami430 via Wikimedia Commons

Who says millennials can’t have their avocado toast and save for a house at the same time?

Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce

Organizers of a unique kind of Tallahassee summer camp insist theirs is the first local effort to combine leadership, money management and business start-up training for teenagers. The program is a joint effort of the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce and Tallahassee-Leon County Federal Credit Union.