• Florida Senate Democrats Vow to Push for Assault Weapons Ban

    Caucus promises to attach their gun safety amendments to any viable legislation The Senate Democratic Caucus on Wednesday unanimously agreed to push for an assault weapons ban, and vowed that they would seek to attach their gun safety amendments to any viable...

    Feb 21 • 76 Views • Comments Off on Florida Senate Democrats Vow to Push for Assault Weapons Ban

    Caucus promises to attach their gun safety amendments to any viable legislation The Senate Democratic Caucus on Wednesday unanimously agreed to push for an assault weapons ban, and vowed that they would seek to attach their gun safety amendments to any viable...

  • Gov. Scott Convenes Florida Leaders to Work on Solutions to Keep Students Safe

    Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week, Governor Scott said that he would be quickly organizing meetings with state and local leaders to discuss ways to keep Florida students safe, including school safety...

    Feb 19 • 94 Views • Comments Off on Gov. Scott Convenes Florida Leaders to Work on Solutions to Keep Students Safe

    Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week, Governor Scott said that he would be quickly organizing meetings with state and local leaders to discuss ways to keep Florida students safe, including school safety...

  • Nelson calls on Congress to act following Parkland school shooting

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) spoke today on the Senate floor about the tragic shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. “At some point, we’ve got to say enough is enough,” Nelson said. “At some point we, as a society, have...

    Feb 15 • 170 Views • Comments Off on Nelson calls on Congress to act following Parkland school shooting

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) spoke today on the Senate floor about the tragic shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. “At some point, we’ve got to say enough is enough,” Nelson said. “At some point we, as a society, have...

  • Commissioner Stewart Names Florida’s 2018 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

    Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart today named Kenneth Savage, of Lee County, as the 2018 Principal of the Year and Jackie Ramsey, of Orange County, as the 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year. These school leaders were honored at the Commissioner’s...

    Feb 9 • 140 Views • Comments Off on Commissioner Stewart Names Florida’s 2018 Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

    Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart today named Kenneth Savage, of Lee County, as the 2018 Principal of the Year and Jackie Ramsey, of Orange County, as the 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year. These school leaders were honored at the Commissioner’s...

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  • More than 1,000 Floridians Attend CRC Public Hearings in Central and Northeast Florida

    Feb 22 • 68 Views

    More than 1,000 Floridians attended public hearings held by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) on February 19 in Melbourne at Eastern Florida State College’s Maxwell C. King Center and on February 20 in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center as part of its’ “Road to the Ballot” public hearing tour. At Eastern Florida State College, more than 240 individuals requested to speak before the CRC and approximately 600 attended the public hearing. At the University o... Read more

  • FAMU to Close Out Black History Month with Annual Harambee Festival

    Feb 22 • 65 Views

    Florida A&M University (FAMU) will conclude its celebration of Black History Month with its annual Harambee Festival on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Tallahassee’s Cascades Park, located at 1001 S. Gadsden St., from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. A cultural celebration designed to inspire unity in the community; this year’s festivities will include live entertainment by a variety of local artists and the nationally acclaimed performance group Tallahassee Nights Live. Attendees will also enjoy African drum and dance pe... Read more

  • UNF Opera Ensemble Presents 10th Anniversary Production of ‘La Bohème’

    Feb 22 • 64 Views

    In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the University of North Opera Ensemble in the School of Music presents “La Bohème,” a classic opera by Giacomo Puccini, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, as well as 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Building 14A. “UNF Opera is proud to present this timeless classic as an anniversary production celebrating a decade of opera at UNF and abroad,” said Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, associate professor of voice and director of opera at... Read more

  • Students Lead the Cry at Rally by Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence,...

    Feb 21 • 84 Views

    Students led the cry demanding gun law reform at a Wednesday afternoon rally in Tallahassee, as thousands gathered in support at the Historic Florida Capitol. Hosted by the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence and the League of Women Voters of Florida, the young people raised up their voices with intelligence and grace just one week after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a 19-year-old using a military-style assault weapon. “The League of Women Voters of Florida is honored to stand wi... Read more

  • FDLE arrests man in identify theft scheme targeting teachers

    Feb 21 • 123 Views

    One suspect still at large Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of Executive Investigations, with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General, arrested Ralph Alonso Everett Jr. of Miami for organized scheme to defraud, reemployment assistance fraud and criminal use of personal identification. A second man, Isaiah Lewis also of Miami, is at large. The pair is accused of stealing the identities of teachers statewide and using their i... Read more

  • Florida Senate Democrats Vow to Push for Assault Weapons Ban

    Feb 21 • 76 Views

    Caucus promises to attach their gun safety amendments to any viable legislation The Senate Democratic Caucus on Wednesday unanimously agreed to push for an assault weapons ban, and vowed that they would seek to attach their gun safety amendments to any viable legislation as the 2018 legislative session hurtles to an end. “The one single thing each and every one of these killings had in common was access to and possession of an assault rifle, a military weapon of war that has been repeatedly turned on our own children a... Read more

  • Florida Council for Safe Communities leader calls for impact of violent video games...

    Feb 21 • 22 Views

    John Giotis, Chairman Emeritus of the Florida Council for Safe Communities, today released the following statement about the response to the Parkland school shooting: “As the families affected by last week’s unspeakably tragic school shooting bury their loved ones and continue to grieve, we must figure out a way to come together to keep this from happening again. As an educator and a child advocate, my hope is that we find the correct response going forward, not a knee-jerk reaction “Whether new gun legislation i... Read more

  • ICYMI: CNN: Caldwell Defends 2nd Amendment Rights

    Feb 21 • 108 Views

    Representative Matt Caldwell, candidate for Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, today joined CNN to defend the Second Amendment and discuss real solutions to the devastating tragedy in Parkland. Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture oversees the concealed-weapon license system and safeguards the Second Amendment. As a candidate for Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Caldwell is the principled conservative in the race and the only candidate who has consistently received an A rating from the NRA.... Read more

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