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Florida Governor Wants Suspended Sheriff's Lawsuit Dismissed

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the sheriff who he suspended and accused of failing to prevent the Parkland school shooting.

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'Clear' Similarities Between Ethiopian And Indonesian Plane Crashes, Official Says

Updated at 6:03 p.m. ET Data retrieved from the black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board last week show "clear" similarities with the crash of a Lion Air jet in Indonesia last October. Both crashes involved the same model of plane: the Boeing 737 Max 8. Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges, who announced the findings on Sunday, said the government would release more detailed information within a month. As Russell Lewis reported Sunday for NPR's...

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DeSantis Steps Up Alzheimer’s Efforts

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Gov. Ron DeSantis is directing the state Department of Health to add Alzheimer’s disease and related types of dementia as a priority in the State Health Improvement Plan. 

Lawmakers Ready To Shift Regulatory Power To AHCA

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Lawmakers are poised to give the Agency for Health Care Administration complete rule-making authority over hospice care, assisted living facilities, adult family-care homes and adult day-care programs. 

Florida watchdog TaxWatch has released it’s assessment of the Florida College System. Their research found the schools raise wages for their graduates and boost the state’s economy.

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried wants the legislature to provide 77 full time employees to help process background checks for gun licensing.

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the sheriff who he suspended and accused of failing to prevent the Parkland school shooting. 

Tampa area Muslims are mourning the deaths of at least 49 people in attacks on a pair of mosques in New Zealand Friday.

Hassan Shibly, attorney and chief executive director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Tampa, took to social media early Friday morning to share his thoughts.

As rainy weather and cooler temperatures approach South Florida, so will dangerous rip currents meteorologists say.

According to the National Weather Service, a severe rip current warning will be in effect from Tuesday to Thursday.

The advisory, which will occur during most students’ spring break, will affect any beach along the east coast from the Florida Keys all the way up to the West Palm area.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald

Certificate Of Need Repeal Teed Up In The House

Mar 15, 2019

A House panel on Thursday approved a proposed repeal of the state’s certificate of need program for hospitals, nursing homes and hospices. 

The Florida House and Senate are at odds over how to make good on Governor Ron DeSantis’s promise to eliminate a 13,000 student wait list for private school scholarships. 

Lawmakers are considering a plan to get rid of Florida’s Constitution Revision. After some say the board is out of control. Blaise Gainey reports.

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