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Trump, Pence, Obama all in Florida as campaign heats up

Battleground Florida was again a central focus of the presidential campaign Saturday.

Judge denies motion to extend Florida’s voter registration

U.S. District Court Judge Mark E. Walker denied the motion to extend voter registration in Florida.

Florida governor reopening state’s economy despite spread

DeSantis says the threat has eased and the time has come to reopen for business.

DeSantis vetoes bill to raise age to buy tobacco products

It was vetoed because it would have also banned the sale of flavored liquid nicotine products used in vaping.

3 fatal shootings, no indictments for Tallahassee officers

Jurors in Leon County concluded that the police officers were justified in using lethal force.

Florida seeks to boost unemployment benefits $300 a week

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is applying to participate in the federal unemployment assistance program.

A million more Floridians voted by mail in Tuesday primaries

Tuesday’s contests were shaped by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 2.3 million people casting mail-in ballots.

Gov. DeSantis stiffens penalties against bear poaching

Gov. Ron DeSantis agreed to increase the penalties against illegal bear hunting.

Judge rules against Florida on felons paying fines to vote

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled it was unconstitutional.

Data breach hits Florida unemployment system

Some Florida residents who have made unemployment claims may have had personal data stolen.

Lawsuit aims to make it easier for Floridians to mail-vote

The lawsuit asks a judge to allow ballots to be counted if they are postmarked by Election Day.

Gov. DeSantis orders investigation of unemployment system

The state signed a $40 million contract in March 2011 with Deloitte to build the system.

Florida to reopen state parks as Gov. DeSantis bashes critics

The governor encouraged outdoor activity and criticized the doom some predicted for the state.

DeSantis: parts of Florida ‘on the other side’ of outbreak

DeSantis says the “hysteria” in the early weeks of the outbreak has not materialized in Florida.

As Florida weighs reopening, public invited to chime in

Florida officials opened an online portal Saturday for the public to weigh in on reopening.

Florida man encases self in concrete at governor’s mansion

28-year-old Jordan Mazurek, put PVC pipes into two 55-gallon plastic drums filled with concrete.

Gov. Ron DeSantis OK’s stricter thresholds on ballot measures

DeSantis signed seven bills into law, dozens of other bills more await for the governor.

Gov. Ron DeSantis: unemployment system now up to speed

The computer system’s capacity has been increased to handle 120,000 simultaneous connections,

Gov. DeSantis Refuses to Shut Down, Shifts Focus to Outside Travelers

Ttesting remains limited and has yet to show any cases of the virus in a third of Florida’s 67 counties.

Gov. Ron DeSantis Orders New York Travelers to Quarantine

More than 100 such flights arrive daily to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach in particular.

Gov. DeSantis Ordered all Florida Bars and Nightclubs to Close

Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered all Florida bars and nightclubs to close for 30 days starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Florida to Activate National Guard to Help with Virus Tests

The National Guard will help with a massive ramp-up in testing for the illness.

Florida Coronavirus Cases Continue to Spread; 8 New Cases

Health authorities in Florida have diagnosed eight new cases of coronavirus who traveled abroad.

Virus Threat: Gov. DeSantis Declares State of Emergency

Gov. DeSantis declares a state of emergency due to swift-moving developments over the new coronavirus in Florida.

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