Women in the Florida Senate and female lobbyists say they’re experiencing a chilling work environment as part of the fallout from public allegations of sexual harassment against a powerful male colleague.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle pledged a grand jury inquiry into the brutality and misconduct documented in Fight Club, a Miami Herald investigation of the Florida juvenile justice system.
As accidents caused by distracted driving increase, some Florida lawmakers want to make texting while driving a primary offense, just like running a stop sign. Opponents fear that could lead to racial profiling.
The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would disproportionately affect poor North Carolinians of color, aggravating health and economic disparities, the NAACP says. The pipeline’s developers say it would help “fence-line communities,” not hurt them.
Missouri voters last year overwhelmingly approved caps on donations to state political candidates. Yet no similar limits apply on donations to the types of groups that spent so freely in the Jackson County state Senate campaign.
The dangerous mix of exploiting rumors of sex between consenting adults, and serious accusations about victimizing women, has the potential to turn Florida’s next legislative session into an emotional powder keg.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in Alachua County three days ahead of a scheduled speech at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville by the white nationalist Richard Spencer.
Breast cancer is an increasingly visible cause – especially in October, when “the whole world turns pink” for breast cancer awareness month. But survivors under 40 – a small but increasing fraction of those diagnosed with the disease – say they are still combating the perception that breast cancer is an older woman’s disease.
Adam McCracken, a Winter Springs clinical psychologist, received the restoration of his civil rights from Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet on June 15. McCracken and his wife, Renee, testified about why restoration of his rights was so important.
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