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January 9, 2019

Democrats seek repeal of law defining marriage as only between man, woman

Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation validating same-sex marriage in Florida, the same day equality advocates criticized Gov. Ron DeSantis for failing to address LGBTQ rights in a new non-discrimination order. The oversight added urgency to legislation formally repealing Florida’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a 1997 statute declaring Florida only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman. […]

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Lawrence Keefe takes over as top federal prosecutor

Panhandle lawyer Lawrence Keefe was sworn in Wednesday as the United States attorney for a large swath of North Florida, nearly five months after being nominated by President Donald Trump. Keefe will be the top federal prosecutor in a 23-county region stretching from Escambia County to Alachua County and including areas such as Tallahassee and […]

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New Stakes, Early Start Highlight Ruidoso Downs Meet

An earlier opening day on Friday, May 10 and new stakes races added to the iconic stakes schedule welcome fans this summer at Ruidoso Downs. The new stakes races are the $100,000 (est.) Maiden Stakes for three through five-year-old quarter horses and the $45,000 (est.) Rita Danley Distaff for three-year-old and older New Mexico bred quarter horse […]

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Bill would mandate bible study classes in public high schools

Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat known for championing legislation that brings religion into public schools, filed legislation Tuesday mandating high school-level bible study electives. That is, her bill (HB 197) would require — rather than just permit, as is the case now — high schools to offer an “objective study of religion.” Such courses include: […]

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Bill would mandate bible study classes in public high schools

Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat known for championing legislation that brings religion into public schools, filed legislation Tuesday mandating high school-level bible study electives. That is, her bill (HB 197) would require — rather than just permit, as is the case now — high schools to offer an “objective study of religion.” Such courses include: […]

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Colonial Downs To Donate $500,000 Over Five Years To Richmond Elementary School

The Colonial Downs Group today announced that it will donate $500,000 over the first five years of its active operations in the city of Richmond to Miles Jones Elementary School. The school is located near the soon to open Rosie's Gaming Emporium on Midlothian Turnpike. As a symbol of this new relationship, representatives of the […]

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Daphne Campbell attempts to return to Senate, files in SD 35

Former state Sen. Daphne Campbell ended speculation she’d seek a return to the Senate by filing to run in 2020 for the open seat in Senate District 35. “I know the district, I know the people,” Campbell said in comments to Florida Politics confirming her run. Two other Democrats have already filed to run in […]

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Daphne Campbell attempts to return to Senate, files in SD 35

Former state Sen. Daphne Campbell ended speculation she’d seek a return to the Senate by filing to run in 2020 for the open seat in Senate District 35. “I know the district, I know the people,” Campbell said in comments to Florida Politics confirming her run. Two other Democrats have already filed to run in […]

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Daphne Campbell attempts to return to Senate, files in SD 35

Former state Sen. Daphne Campbell ended speculation she’d seek a return to the Senate by filing to run in 2020 for the open seat in Senate District 35. “I know the district, I know the people,” Campbell said in comments to Florida Politics confirming her run. Two other Democrats have already filed to run in […]

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