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Taddeo enters Florida's Democratic primary for governor

Oct. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Sen. Annette Taddeo announced she'll run for Florida governor Monday, entering a Democratic primary that includes U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who chose her as his running mate in an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2014. In a video announcing...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 18, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 16, 2021. Editorial: We blame legislative meddling for the Holocaust controversy in Southlake If any American community embodies the national frenzy about how we teach race in schools, it’s Southlake. The acrimony over...

Witness: Giuliani associate never delivered campaign funds

Oct. 15, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testified at a trial Friday, describing how his enthusiastic pursuit of big contributions from a Rudy Giuliani associate he met at a Trump hotel during his 2018 run for governor ended with a $10,000 check he had to reject. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

COVID-19 hospital visitor rules: Families want more access

Oct. 13, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Banned from the Florida hospital room where her mother lay dying of COVID-19, Jayden Arbelaez pitched an idea to construction employees working nearby. “Is there any way that I could get there?” Arbelaez asked them, pointing to a small third-story...

The Latest: Biden vaccine order moves closer to enforcement

Oct. 12, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Biden’s administration’s mandate that employers with 100 or more workers require coronavirus vaccinations or institute weekly virus testing has moved one step closer to enforcement. On Tuesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

Florida fines key county $3.5 million for mandating vaccines

Oct. 12, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has issued its first fine to a county it says violated a new state law banning coronavirus vaccine mandates and for firing 14 workers who failed to get the shots. The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday issued the $3.5 million fine...

Giuliani associates face trial in campaign finance scheme

Oct. 11, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas once pitched himself in TV interviews and through an unorthodox publicity campaign by his lawyer as someone who could expose corruption in the Trump Administration over its dealings in Ukraine. Less than two years later and with less fanfare,...

Florida felon voting activist Meade gets civil rights back

Oct. 09, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida activist who led a movement to allow most former felons to vote got more civil rights restored under a new state clemency program. Desmond Meade, head of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, announced in a Twitter video Saturday...

Florida to dock school district salaries for requiring masks

Oct. 07, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is set to dock salaries and withhold funding from local school districts that defied Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on pandemic mask mandates in classrooms, state education officials ruled Thursday. The Florida State Board of Education approved...