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Longer ballots portend less turnout, UF study finds

The more names on the ballot, the less likely voters were to fill out their ballot at all.

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Tallahassee City Commission sued over empty seats on code enforcement board

The board has only three members, the suit says, making it unable to meet the quorum requirement to hold meetings.

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'Everything is safe,' Francis Suarez says amid Trump arraignment in Miami

The city's mayor (and a likely presidential contender) posted a video about public safety while the former president was in town.

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Former Surgeon General Scott Rivkees blasts Florida over new laws

Rivkees took shots at 'educational censorship,' 'books being banned in school and public libraries.'

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Florida Gov. DeSantis meets with 9/11 families in Tallahassee

'They've had a lot of frustrations about getting justice,' he told Fox & Friends this weekend.

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Disney wants federal judge to stay on case against state of Florida

'Judges are not prohibited from referring accurately to widely-reported news events,' lawyers said.

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DeSantis 'has quite an announcement to make,' Twitter's Elon Musk says

'My preference ... is really to have someone fairly normal' in the White House, Musk added in a Tuesday interview.

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Firing after COVID-19 vaccination refusal isn't grounds for discrimination, judge says

An administrative law judge filed a recommended order. The Florida Commission on Human Relations has the final say.  

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State wants judge off Disney case

Mark Walker’s remarks 'could reasonably imply that (he) has prejudged the retaliation question here,' the motion said.

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Davis vs. Deegan: It’s Election Day in Jax

The mayor's race: Polling has Deegan with a slim lead but GOP voters tend to surge on Election Day.

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Diary of Anne Frank makes Florida education commissioner's 'recommended' list

Manny Diaz Jr. recommended the book – formally known as 'The Diary of a Young Girl' – for grades 6-8.