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DeSantis threatens to sue federal government if cruise ships can’t operate

The state is the nation’s cruise capital with three of the world’s busiest ports.

Florida House votes to crack down on violent protests

Republicans said the bill wouldn’t affect freedom of speech protected by the U.S. Constitution.

DeSantis knocks critical race theory in civics curricula

The governor outlined what he thought were acceptable topics to be taught in civics curricula.

Vaccine eligibility expanded to Floridians age 60 and up

Florida is opening up vaccinations for the first time to people age 60 and up.

Gov. DeSantis faces growing charges of vaccine favoritism

He faces scrutiny as seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving vaccinations.

DeSantis touts COVID response in State of the State address

DeSantis said Florida is in much better shape than other states because it is open for business.

Florida lawmakers face challenges as 60-day session begins

More than 2,500 bills have been filed ahead of the 2021 session.

In Rush Limbaugh’s home state, a flap over lowering flags

There's a debate over whether to lower the state flag in honor of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

First shots fired in upcoming race for governor of Florida?

In a 1-minute video, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried took a shot at Gov. DeSantis.

Endangered baby right whale found dead on Florida beach

Any mortality of the North Atlantic right whale species is a serious setback.

DeSantis takes aim at media for Super Bowl virus coverage

DeSantis again lashed out at the news media when he suggested a bias in coverage of the pandemic.

Gov. DeSantis proposes a $96.6 billion budget, a $4.3B increase

Gov. Ron DeSantis proposes a $96.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Concern grows over more contagious COVID strain in Florida

California had been the U.S. epicenter of the new strain, but Florida has since eclipsed that.

Whistleblower Rebekah Jones in jail after arrest warrant issued

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the arrest of Rebekah Jones, 31, on Monday morning.

DeSantis downplays reports of medical tourism for vaccines

DeSantis said stories of people flying to Florida, getting vaccinated, and returning home are overblown.

Florida COVID cases at record high as deaths also rise

The state has reported approximately 140 coronavirus deaths per day over the last week.

Gov. DeSantis to hospitals: Use the COVID shots or lose them

DeSantis urged hospitals to work more quickly to administer vaccines to Floridians who are 65 and older.

Florida shuts down bay known nationally for its oysters

Because of a dwindling oyster population, a Florida agency voted unanimously Wednesday to shut down oyster harvesting in Apalachicola Bay through the end of...

‘Historic’ moment in Florida as first COVID vaccines given

The vaccination was held during a news conference at the hospital, with Gov. Ron DeSantis looking on.

Gov. Ron DeSantis defends search of ex-state worker’s home

DeSantis vigorously defended law enforcement officers on how they served a search warrant.

DeSantis appointee quits over raid on ex-state worker’s home

Ron Filipowski said a raid at the home of Rebekah Jones was unconscionable.

Florida agents raid home of ousted COVID-19 data curator

Florida Department of Law Enforcement said that Rebekah Jones has been under investigation since early November.

DeSantis pushes “anti-mob” proposal in response to protests

The proposal would expand the list of “forcible felonies” under Florida’s self-defense law.

Florida man charged with changing governor’s voting address

Gov. DeSantis couldn’t cast his ballot this week because someone changed his address online.

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