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2021-11-01 11:37:32
by Dan McCue
Eleven Candidates Vying to Replace Alcee Hastings in Florida’s 20th CD

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Eleven candidates will appear on the ballot in Florida's 20th Congressional District on Tuesday, Nov. 2, facing... Read More

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Eleven candidates will appear on the ballot in Florida's 20th Congressional District on Tuesday, Nov. 2, facing off in a primary allegedly delayed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to help stymie policy gains by Democrats in the U.S.... Read More

Florida Sues Biden Over Contractor Vaccine Mandate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida on Thursday sued President Joe Biden's administration over its coronavirus vaccine mandate... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida on Thursday sued President Joe Biden's administration over its coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal contractors, opening yet another battleground between Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and the White House. The lawsuit, announced by... Read More

2021-09-29 15:41:01
by Alexa Hornbeck
Biden Responds to Increased Demand for Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

Many states are turning to monoclonal antibody treatments to curb the rise in hospitalizations and emergency room visits as COVID-19... Read More

Many states are turning to monoclonal antibody treatments to curb the rise in hospitalizations and emergency room visits as COVID-19 cases rise. The demand on orders for the drugs has increased twenty-fold since mid-July, according to a spokesperson from the... Read More

2021-09-22 18:56:57
by Dan McCue
Florida Lawmaker Files Texas-Style Abortion Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill in the state legislature that mirrors controversial restrictions recently signed... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida lawmaker has introduced a bill in the state legislature that mirrors controversial restrictions recently signed into law in Texas. Florida state Rep. Webster Barnaby, a Republican, filed House Bill 167 Wednesday in the hope that... Read More

Florida Governor Appeals Ruling on Masks in Schools

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judge's ruling that the governor exceeded his authority... Read More

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed a judge's ruling that the governor exceeded his authority by ordering school boards not to impose strict mask requirements on students to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The... Read More

2021-09-01 18:01:35
by Dan McCue
Murphy Named Chair of Voter Protection Effort in Florida

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- The Florida Democratic Party has named Rep. Stephanie Murphy chair of its Democracy and Voter Protection... Read More

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- The Florida Democratic Party has named Rep. Stephanie Murphy chair of its Democracy and Voter Protection Program. In her new role, the Winter Park Democrat will work with the program’s staff, party leaders and other elected... Read More

2021-08-27 20:44:19
by Reece Nations
Circuit Judge Rebukes DeSantis Order Prohibiting Masks In Schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that blocked public schools from imposing mask... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday that blocked public schools from imposing mask mandates in the classroom was struck down by Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper. DeSantis’s order had been challenged in... Read More

Masks Ordered for Most Florida Students, Defying DeSantis

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just over half of Florida's 2.8 million public school students now face mandates to wear... Read More

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just over half of Florida's 2.8 million public school students now face mandates to wear masks in classrooms as a courtroom battle continues over efforts by Gov. Ron DeSantis to leave such decisions up to... Read More

GOP Governors, School Districts Battle Over Mask Mandates

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions of students in Florida, Texas and Arizona are now required to wear masks in... Read More

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions of students in Florida, Texas and Arizona are now required to wear masks in class as school boards in mostly Democratic areas have defied their Republican governors and made face coverings mandatory. The three... Read More

2021-07-28 14:17:01
by Reece Nations
Florida Once Again Becomes the Country’s COVID-19 Epicenter

Hospitalizations in some regions of Florida are increasing at their fastest rate since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic as... Read More

Hospitalizations in some regions of Florida are increasing at their fastest rate since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic as it records more new cases than any other state. Florida recorded 73,199 cases over the course of last week, according... Read More

2021-05-24 14:02:25
by Dan McCue
Tensions Mount in Florida Over Massive Lake Okeechobee Algae Bloom

PALM BEACH, Fla. - It’s not a good time to be a state or federal official with oversight over South... Read More

PALM BEACH, Fla. - It’s not a good time to be a state or federal official with oversight over South Florida’s long abused plumbing system. In just the past several days, a coalition of environmental groups has called on Gov.... Read More

2021-05-07 21:10:56
by Tom Ramstack
Lawsuits Follow Changes In State Voting Laws

Florida was hit with multiple civil rights lawsuits Thursday minutes after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to limit mail-in... Read More

Florida was hit with multiple civil rights lawsuits Thursday minutes after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to limit mail-in voting and to require more complete voter identification. The NAACP, the League of Women Voters and others said in their... Read More

2021-04-30 18:47:49
by Dan McCue
Florida Republicans Pass Voting Limits in Broad Elections Bill

TALLAHASSEE -- The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature passed a sweeping election overhaul bill on Thursday that established a wide range of... Read More

TALLAHASSEE -- The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature passed a sweeping election overhaul bill on Thursday that established a wide range of new voting restrictions in one of the nation’s key battleground states. The bill makes Florida the first major swing state... Read More

2021-03-24 18:11:51
by Reece Nations
Miami Beach in State of Emergency as Spring Break Crowds Cluster

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Miami Beach Interim City Manager Raul J. Aguila declared a state of emergency Saturday lasting through... Read More

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Miami Beach Interim City Manager Raul J. Aguila declared a state of emergency Saturday lasting through April 12 as spring break crowds overwhelm the popular tourist destination. Officials have imposed strict curfews to curb the partygoers'... Read More

US Gives Florida Wider Authority Over Wetland Development

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The federal government granted Florida’s request for wider authority over wetland development, a move announced Thursday... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The federal government granted Florida’s request for wider authority over wetland development, a move announced Thursday that came under immediate fire by environmentalist who worry that the country's largest network of wetlands could be at risk... Read More

2020-11-03 05:48:27
by TWN Staff
FL-16: Margaret Good (D)

About Good:  As a state representative, Good has built a reputation as a legislator who reaches across the aisle to... Read More

About Good:  As a state representative, Good has built a reputation as a legislator who reaches across the aisle to find solutions to help Floridians. Her mother is a retired nurse and her father, a fourth generation Floridian, was an... Read More

2020-11-03 04:34:18
by TWN Staff
FL-16 Vern Buchanan (R)

About Buchanan:  U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is co-chair of the bipartisan 29-member Florida congressional delegation and currently serves on the... Read More

About Buchanan:  U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is co-chair of the bipartisan 29-member Florida congressional delegation and currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, international trade, health care, welfare, Social Security and Medicare.... Read More

2020-11-01 05:04:03
by TWN Staff
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar (R)

About Salazar: Maria Elvira Salazar was born in Miami’s Little Havana to Cuban parents. While being raised in Miami and... Read More

About Salazar: Maria Elvira Salazar was born in Miami’s Little Havana to Cuban parents. While being raised in Miami and Puerto Rico, Salazar listened as her parents told stories of the oppressive communist regime from which they escaped. Becoming American... Read More

2020-11-01 04:30:57
by TWN Staff
FL-27: Donna Shalala (D)

About Shalala: Donna E. Shalala has spent her entire life fighting to improve the lives of others. A lifelong Democrat,... Read More

About Shalala: Donna E. Shalala has spent her entire life fighting to improve the lives of others. A lifelong Democrat, she has advocated tirelessly for women’s rights, civil rights, increased access to health care, better education and schools and a... Read More

2020-11-01 04:20:26
by TWN Staff
FL-19: Byron Donalds (R)

About Donalds:  Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Byron Donalds is the product of a single-parent household. Throughout his... Read More

About Donalds:  Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Byron Donalds is the product of a single-parent household. Throughout his life, his mother made every sacrifice possible in order to give him the best opportunity at the American Dream. That... Read More

2020-11-01 04:09:31
by TWN Staff
FL-18: Pam Keith (D)

About Keith: Pam Keith is the Democratic Nominee for Florida’s 18th Congressional District, winning the 2020 primary with 80% of... Read More

About Keith: Pam Keith is the Democratic Nominee for Florida’s 18th Congressional District, winning the 2020 primary with 80% of the vote—a record for this district.  Keith is the daughter of a U.S. diplomat and former U.S. ambassador. She was... Read More

2020-11-01 03:31:01
by TWN Staff
FL-18: Brian Mast (R)

About Mast: After graduating from South Christian High School in 1999, Brian Mast followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted... Read More

About Mast: After graduating from South Christian High School in 1999, Brian Mast followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the U.S. Army. There, he enjoyed service for over 12 years. During his service,he had the honor of serving... Read More

2020-11-01 03:13:13
by TWN Staff
FL-03: Kat Cammack (R)

About Cammack:  Kat Cammack is a small business owner who grew up on a cattle ranch, a third-generation sandblaster, an... Read More

About Cammack:  Kat Cammack is a small business owner who grew up on a cattle ranch, a third-generation sandblaster, an alumnus of the United States Naval War College, and the longtime former deputy chief of staff and campaign manager to... Read More

2020-10-30 20:46:43
by TWN Staff
FL-15: Alan Cohn (D)

About Cohn: Alan Cohn is an investigative journalist and has been for three decades. His stories include a three-year investigation,... Read More

About Cohn: Alan Cohn is an investigative journalist and has been for three decades. His stories include a three-year investigation, where he uncovered a defense contractor installing defective parts on Black Hawk Helicopters, a South Florida Water Management System facility... Read More

2020-10-30 20:45:40
by TWN Staff
FL-15: Scott Franklin (R)

About Franklin: Scott Franklin was a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Navy. During his 26-year career – 14 years on... Read More

About Franklin: Scott Franklin was a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Navy. During his 26-year career – 14 years on active duty and 12 years in the reserves – Franklin flew jets from the decks of 13 aircraft carriers. He... Read More

2020-10-30 20:39:22
by TWN Staff
FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)

About Mucarsel-Powell: Mucarsel-Powell started working the early-morning shift at a doughnut shop starting when she was 15 years old. But... Read More

About Mucarsel-Powell: Mucarsel-Powell started working the early-morning shift at a doughnut shop starting when she was 15 years old. But even while she worked her way through high school, her mom never let a job get in the way of... Read More

2020-10-30 20:38:06
by TWN Staff
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez (R)

About Gimenez: Born in Cuba in 1954, Gimenez immigrated to the United States with his family following the Cuban Revolution... Read More

About Gimenez: Born in Cuba in 1954, Gimenez immigrated to the United States with his family following the Cuban Revolution in 1960. His family settled in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood and Gimenez has been a Miami-Dade resident ever since. Mayor... Read More

Florida is The Ultimate Latino Melting Pot, and These Voters Could Decide the Election

MIAMI — Karem Yepez proudly displayed her Latinos for Trump sign in the windshield as the car inched along a busy stretch of... Read More

MIAMI — Karem Yepez proudly displayed her Latinos for Trump sign in the windshield as the car inched along a busy stretch of road as part of a caravan. Her driver, Alfredo Zapata, was not happy about her love for President Donald Trump; he called... Read More

Miami-Dade Is One Storm Away From a Housing Catastrophe. Nearly 1 Million People Are at Risk

MIAMI — As the tail end of one of the most active hurricane seasons in history nears, Miami-Dade County appears... Read More

MIAMI — As the tail end of one of the most active hurricane seasons in history nears, Miami-Dade County appears once again poised to emerge unscathed. The region dodged hurricanes and tropical storms that posed a potential threat to South... Read More

Trump, Back on Trail, Declares Himself Immune to COVID: ‘I’ll Kiss Everyone in That Audience’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump burst back onto the campaign trail Monday night, delivering an energetic and combative hourlong speech... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump burst back onto the campaign trail Monday night, delivering an energetic and combative hourlong speech in Central Florida meant to demonstrate his recovery from COVID-19 and resuscitate his faltering reelection campaign. Trump portrayed his illness... Read More

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