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COMMENTARY

Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen was right to get worked up last week. He blasted the Trump Administration when it seemed poised to release thousands of migrants detained at the U.S.’s southern border into Broward and Palm Beach Counties each year. (The administration, which never confirmed the reports, has since backed off.)

But in his outrage, Bogen made a rather bogus assertion: “We are not a border state.”

Photo by Amy Green

A ban in Florida on the words “climate change” appears to be ending.

The DeSantis administration is showing new leadership where state government has been absent in the past.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has wasted no time since taking office in January establishing the environment as a priority.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

One of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ campaign pledges was to make Israel the first foreign country he visits in office. DeSantis came to South Florida on Tuesday to announce he’s keeping that promise – and that he’ll do more than just visit Israel.

Drug Importation Vote Delayed

Apr 5, 2019

A Senate health care panel ran out of time Thursday and was unable to consider a measure aimed at allowing imported prescription drugs from Canada. 

Florida's prisons have a health care problem.

The state's aging prison population and the high cost of treating inmates with debilitating diseases are behind a surge in spending on health care in recent years.


Amy Green / WMFE

Environmental groups are raising concern about a proposal to expand the use of antibiotics against a disease that has crippled Florida’s iconic citrus industry.

The fear is an increase in antibiotic-resistant diseases for humans.

The groups are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to deny the proposal to expand the use of the antibiotic streptomycin against citrus greening disease.

The Center for Biological Diversity delivered a petition with more than 45,000 signatures to the federal agency. Here is the organization’s Emily Knobbe.

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When authorities busted what they say is a multimillion-dollar human-trafficking and prostitution ring in Jupiter last month, law enforcement spoke out against the horrors endured by women taken as literal sex slaves. The trafficking, they said, was not a “victimless crime.”

But nearly two weeks later, the majority of the victims remain behind bars as law enforcement seeks their cooperation in the case.

Members of the Florida Cultural Alliance want lawmakers to give millions of dollars more in grant funding for arts and cultural programs throughout the state after years of declining contributions.

The number of Floridians who enrolled in the Affordable Care Act this year increased by more than 55,000 compared to last year.

A paramedic in Florida has resigned from her job after allegations that she acquired nude photos of co-workers and planned to use them as insurance if she ever needed to "blackmail" someone to get out of trouble.

Supreme Court Overturns Ruling In Patient Death

Dec 21, 2018

A divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against an anesthesiologist in a Miami-Dade County medical-malpractice case involving a woman who died while undergoing surgery in 2009 for a tumor in her skull.

Florida Population Climbs To 21.3 Million

Dec 19, 2018
CARLTON WARD JR. / Miami Herald

It wasn’t so long ago that Florida was trying catch New York.

Now -- at least in the population game -- it has left New York in the dust.

The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday released new estimates showing Florida had about 21.3 million residents as of July 1, cementing Florida’s place as the third most-populous state behind California and Texas.

Multimillion-Dollar Verdict Tossed Out In Tobacco Case

Dec 19, 2018

Siding with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., a state appeals court Tuesday tossed out a $3 million verdict in a lawsuit filed by the husband of a woman who died of lung cancer after being a longtime smoker.

Boca Raton Museum of Art / Courtesy

Hundreds of years before Art Basel brought tens of thousands of spectators to Miami Beach, artists from around the world were already drawn to Florida.

A new exhibit at the Boca Museum of Art called “Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State” features the work of artists who traveled here in the 1700s to capture the state’s wildlife, natural landscape and unique residents. 

The Sarasota County Commission has rejected a preemptive ban on recreational marijuana because of an error found in the ordinance.

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