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Judge Clears Way for Challenges to Gun Law

October 23, 2018 - 6:15pm

A circuit judge has given a boost to more than 30 local governments challenging a 2011 state law that threatens stiff penalties for city or county officials who approve gun restrictions.

Early Voting Off and Running in Nearly Half of Florida's Counties

October 23, 2018 - 6:00am

With nearly 1 million votes already cast by mail for the Nov. 6 general election, early voting got underway Monday in almost half of the state’s counties, including three recently ravaged by Hurricane Michael.

Fried, Caldwell Face off over Medical Marijuana, Water

October 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Nikki Fried and Matt Caldwell

Democrat Nikki Fried, a medical-marijuana lobbyist, had to defend her desire to move the state’s oversight of medical marijuana into the agency she wants to run.

Miracle-Worker Visit Florida Rolls up Its Sleeves Post-Michael

October 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
Escambia County, unhurt by the storm

Visit Florida is moving forward with a $9 million marketing plan to combat media reports and negative public perceptions about how much of the state remains in ruins from Hurricane Michael.

Florida Hustles to Make Sure the Feds Don't Abandon Valuable, Hurricane-Damaged Tyndall AFB

October 19, 2018 - 6:00am
Tyndall Air Force Base on Tuesday

Political efforts are increasing to support the quick rebuilding of hurricane-damaged Tyndall Air Force Base and to keep the federal government from abandoning the economic engine in Northwest Florida.

Backroom Briefing: Green Groups Blast Endorsement

October 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Ron DeSantis accepts endorsement

Environmental groups expressed indignation this week after the Everglades Trust endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.

Lawmakers Stand Ready to Assist Gov. Scott with Hurricane Michael Recovery

Election Changes Urged in Storm-Ravaged Areas

October 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Okaloosa County

Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux, who serves as president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, wants the state to consider changes for the general election --- from emailed vote-by-mail ballots to combining precincts --- to help people directly affected by Hurricane Michael.

Lawmakers Vow to Rebuild Damaged Air Force Base

October 16, 2018 - 6:00am
A Tyndall AFB hangar left in Michael's wake

Northwest Florida’s Tyndall Air Force Base, where pilots train to fly the F-22 stealth fighter, won’t be abandoned because of major damage it sustained in Hurricane Michael, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson vowed Monday.

'Too Late to Get Out,' Scott Warns, as Cat 4 Hurricane Michael Bears Down on Panama City

October 10, 2018 - 10:30am
Gov. Rick Scott's briefing

Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday morning that time has run out for people in coastal areas who debated whether to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Michael, as the powerful Category 4 storm was poised to cause massive damage in the Panhandle.

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