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CCPS Superintendent Addresses Communication Procedures During Rumored Threats

Two schools in Collier County were on alert Wednesday, after a social media post indicated there could be a shooting at Palmetto Ridge and Gulf Coast High Schools. On Thursday, Collier County Public Schools’ Superintendent Kamela Patton held a press conference to address what happened. W Patton’s opened her press conference by assuring that safety is the Collier County Public Schools’ number one priority. "Every day, multiple times, I'm in direct contact with our sheriff Kevin Rambosk-...

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Trump Appears To Read From The NRA's Script Hours After The Gun Lobby Chief's Speech

In trying to clarify his Wednesday comments about arming teachers and other school personnel, President Trump, a day later, aligned himself even more closely with the National Rifle Association on the issue of teachers with guns and beefing up school security. So much so, they seemed, at times, to be reading from the same script. Here's how the day started — with NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC (emphasis ours): "Can...

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Florida lawmakers say they’re working to come up with legislation aimed at curbing school shootings like the one last week in South Florida. Students from across the state are joining those from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School to lobby lawmakers for tougher gun laws. But they’re confronting the often confusing reality of legislative politics.

A tax cut package moving through the House is facing pushback from animal rights activists, educators and working people. But the proposal does include more tax free holidays and a break for nursing homes adding generators.

To help fund a national gun-control movement, a small group of South Florida students who survived the worst high school shooting in U.S. history set up a modest website Sunday and created a GoFundMe account to pursue an ambitious goal: raise $1 million.

They’ve received more than three times that amount. In four days.

Haitian And Salvadoran TPS Holders Sue Trump Administration

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Eight Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants living in the United States with temporary protection from deportation have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that its decision to end Temporary Protected Status was based on racism and discrimination that violates their constitutional rights.

The volunteers were out early, canvassing the area near Tampa's downtown Gaslight Park while many of the people living there were just starting their day.

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Two schools in Collier County were on alert Wednesday, after a social media post indicated there could be a shooting at Palmetto Ridge and Gulf Coast High Schools. On Thursday, Collier County Public Schools’ Superintendent Kamela Patton held a press conference to address what happened. W

Patton’s opened her press conference by assuring that safety is the Collier County Public Schools’ number one priority.  

A measure in the House tackles Florida’s opioid crisis by rethinking how to regulate prescription medication. If successful, lawmakers hope the new set of rules can curb opioid abuse.

A group of law enforcement officials from across the state is looking into putting prevention methods in place to avoid another mass school shooting.

The U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall Collection is on the cusp of receiving its first statue of an African-American woman.

Florida has received another reprieve in submitting its education plan to the federal government.

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