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September 2, 2022

The Florida Elections Canvassing Commission has certified the results of the August 23rd primary elections, formally setting the stage for the November 8th general election. State leaders say the primaries went smoothly, yet Gina Jordan reports, they’re still talking about work for the state’s new Office of Election Crimes and Security.

The attitude of U.S. voters towards the nation’s electoral process changed dramatically during the 2020 election. That was the primary finding of a new study conducted by FSU’s LeRoy Collins Institute. Its new Director Lonna Atkeson talks about it with Tom Flanigan.

Two U-S House incumbents are vying to represent more than a dozen North Florida counties in Congress. Tallahassee Democrat Al Lawson and Panama City Republican Neal Dunn were placed in the same district after Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a new congressional map that eliminated Lawson’s district. Valerie Crowder recently sat down with each candidate in the studio to talk about issues facing the district. Last week, we heard from Dunn. This week, we'll hear from Lawson.

It’s been 30 years since Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida as a category 5 storm. In the three decades since, the storm's legacy has changed the way we prepare and respond to storms. Melissa Feito (FAY-toe) of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network has this story.