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Nation Oct 09Florida Democrats sue to extend voter registration deadline
A partisan brushfire blew up Tuesday amid the threat of Hurricane Michael over voter registration deadlines in the battleground state of Florida.
Nation Oct 09Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2 and takes aim at north Florida
The speed of the storm barreling toward the Florida Panhandle — Michael was moving north-northwest at 12 mph — was among the hazards worrying forecasters at the National Hurricane Center on Tuesday morning.
Politics Sep 12Bush is boosting Republican candidates in districts where Trump lags
It's not Bush's first move back toward national politics. Bush re-emerged with a message that echoed with politics at the Sept. 1 funeral of Arizona Sen. John McCain in Washington.
Nation Jun 10Florida stopped doing gun permit checks for more than a year
For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Politics Apr 09Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’s running for Senate in 2018
Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday he's running to unseat Florida's Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott, a friend and ally of President Donald Trump is being term-limited out of office after eight years as governor.
Nation Mar 09Florida governor signs school safety bill that raises minimum rifle age, creates handgun program for school employees
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a $400 million school safety bill in response to the tragedy that killed 17 people at a high school. It raises the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and creates a…
Nation Mar 09911 calls from Florida school shooting reveal confusion after shots were fired
As Florida's Republican governor keeps everyone in suspense about whether he'll sign the legislature's response to the massacre of 17 people by a teenager with an assault rifle, 12 minutes of radio transmissions released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office…
Politics Feb 23After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Republican legislators announced school safety and gun restriction proposals Friday that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21, but they differed on whether some teachers should carry guns.
Politics Oct 12Judge extends Florida’s voter registration to Oct. 18
A federal judge on Wednesday extended voter registration until Oct. 18 in the battleground state of Florida, due to the disruption and damage from Hurricane Matthew.
Politics Dec 16Jeb Bush to ‘actively explore’ 2016 presidential run
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to “actively explore” a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded…