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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis set to expand law that critics call 'Don't Say Gay' through high school

Mar. 22, 2023 14:29 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis set to expand law that critics call 'Don't Say Gay' through high school.

Florida may ban girls' period talk in elementary grades

Mar. 18, 2023 17:01 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation moving in the Florida House would ban discussion of menstrual cycles and other human sexuality topics in elementary grades. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Stan McClain would restrict public school instruction on human sexuality, sexually...

Teenager killed after storm sweeps through Florida Panhandle

Mar. 11, 2023 17:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl in the Florida Panhandle was killed when a tree fell on the vehicle she was in during a fierce storm that saw wind speeds reach 80 mph (129 km), authorities said. The girl was killed and the vehicle's driver was hospitalized Friday after...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Mar. 08, 2023 07:16 AM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. March 6, 2023. Editorial: A money-grubbing culture at Florida’s Capitol For some Florida legislators, the day before the start of the legislative session is one of their busiest days of the year, and for all the wrong reasons. ...

Appleby is Wake Forest's 2nd straight ACC AP player of year

Mar. 07, 2023 12:11 PM EST

Wake Forest guard Tyree Appleby is The Associated Press men's basketball player of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the second straight season a Demon Deacons player took the honor after Alondes Williams earned it a year ago. Pitt coach Jeff Capel was named coach of the...

Florida executes man for 1990 murder while a fugitive

Feb. 23, 2023 19:14 PM EST

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida executed a man on Thursday for murdering a woman in 1990 after he escaped from prison, stabbing her to death in a shopping mall parking lot in an attempted carjacking. Donald Dillbeck, 59, was pronounced dead at 6:13 p.m. after receiving a lethal...

Florida Republicans pick Christian Ziegler as state chair

Feb. 18, 2023 12:15 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republicans chose Christian Ziegler on Saturday to be their party's chairman heading into a 2024 election in which the state could be center stage for GOP presidential politics. The vote was 126 for Ziegler, the party's current vice chair, to 100 for...

Judge tosses challenge to Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law

Feb. 16, 2023 14:49 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has again dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Florida law critics have dubbed “Don't Say Gay” that restricts teaching about gender identity and sexual orientation in schools. U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor in Tallahassee ruled Wednesday...

Sharpton to DeSantis: Stop censoring Black history

Feb. 15, 2023 16:46 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton led a march to the Florida Capitol on Wednesday to protest Gov. Ron DeSantis' rejection of a high school African American history course, accusing the Republican of censoring a fundamental chapter of the nation's past. The civil rights...

Prosecutor ousted by DeSantis filing appeal to get job back

Feb. 14, 2023 15:07 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The elected state prosecutor suspended by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is filing an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the governor in a renewed bid to get his job back. Andrew Warren, a twice-elected Democratic state attorney in Hillsborough County, filed...