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Runcie Splits Hairs: Parkland Shooter WAS in Broward's PROMISE Program

May 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
Nikolas Cruz

Finally it's out in the open: Despite what you thought you heard from Broward Superintendent of Schools Robert Runcie, Nikolas Cruz had been assigned to the county's PROMISE program.

Broward Leads All Counties In Enforcement of 'Red Flag' Gun Law

May 2, 2018 - 2:00pm
Confiscated guns (from a re-enactment)

Broward County is leading the state in enforcement of the new gun restrictions Gov. Rick Scott signed into law in March. 

Deputies Hand Sheriff Scott Israel a Landslide 'No Confidence' Vote

April 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
Scott Israel

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel's image-rebuilding effort took a major hit Thursday when 85 percent of the deputies who voted in the International Union of Police Associations, Local IUPA 6020, electronic balloting used their votes to say they want Israel gone.

David Hogg, Accidental Champion of Gun Interests

April 24, 2018 - 5:00pm
David Hogg

Parkland shooting spokesperson David Hogg is not slowing down his media push. The ever-present Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student has become emboldened by the mainstream press lending its full support to his anti-gun activism. 

Cannabis Craft Beer? 'Beerijuana'? Feds Tell Florida Brewers, Don't You Dare

April 23, 2018 - 6:00am
Devour Brewing

They're not concocting what brewers in Colorado are, but a handful of craft brewers in South Florida are floating what they believe is an exciting new trend -- pot-tasting beer.

Florida Teacher's White Supremacist Podcast Outed

March 9, 2018 - 6:00am
From the now-deleted Twitter account of “Tiana Dalichov,” left; and school staff photo of Dayanna Volitich, right

The Citrus County School District has removed social studies teacher Dayanna Volitich from the classroom following reports she has been secretly operating a white supremacist podcast -- and sharing some of those views with students. 

Florida Counties Aren't Reporting Mental Health Risks to Gun Background Databases

March 2, 2018 - 9:30am

Some of the calls for solutions and action  in the wake of the Parkland shooting are already in place, but in a theme that citizens have become all too accustomed to seeing, authorities are not employing those standards properly -- including a gun-background law passed years ago that has gone largely unrecognized.

Press Ignores Facts in Rush to Call Parkland Shooter a White Supremacist

February 16, 2018 - 2:45pm
Nikolas Cruz in police custody

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School following the loss of 17 lives, reports emerged about the shooter, a 19-year-old former student of the school. For one, the Associated Press announced the gunman was affiliated with a white supremacist group out of the Tallahassee area, dubbed “Republic of Florida” (ROF). 

Media 'Enable' Bill Nelson to Campaign Off of Parkland School Shooting

February 16, 2018 - 9:00am
Bill Nelson

In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there was no shortage of outcry and calls for political legislation to prevent these atrocities. As is ever the case in the immediate stampede for legislative action, pragmatic thinking is rarely addressed -- but that doesn't stop the desire to score political wins. 

Is Morgan & Morgan Trying to Memory-Hole Charlie Crist?

February 5, 2018 - 6:00am
Charlie Crist

Once a ubiquitous and tanned presence in Florida politics, Charlie Crist still has a job in politics, but it looks sadly as if he's dropped to the bottom rung of political power. 

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