Sponsored by
florida

floridaRSS

U.S. House panels probe election disinformation in Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas

The chairs of two U.S. House committees said Thursday they are asking election officials from Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas to detail what they are doing to “counter lies and conspiracy theories and protect the integrity of federal elections.” ... Read more»

 1 2 3 4 >  Last »

Comic:

Claytoonz: Fun with teachers unions

Shutting down schools and going to remote learning was the right thing to do in 2020 and parts of 2021, but it had a damaging effect on our children.... Read more»

Citizen enforcement of Texas abortion ban could spread to other laws

The Texas anti-abortion law that incentivizes ordinary people to file lawsuits against health care providers has human rights advocates and legal experts worried that the legal maneuver will spread to other states—and other social issues.... Read more»

States pull back on COVID data even amid Delta surge

Public health experts are voicing concern about the pullback of COVID information from state government websites, as states including Georgia and Florida have cut back their public case reporting despite the nation being engulfed in a fourth, Delta-driven COVID surge.... Read more»

Hot spots where COVID vaccination lags push experimental antibody treatment

Republican Govs. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas are among leaders touting experimental antibody treatments known as monoclonal antibody therapy, as they downplay vaccination and other measures that health officials say can prevent illness in the first place.... Read more»

Public favors masks in classrooms but balks at mandating vaccinations for students

As the Delta variant spread threatens the safety of classrooms, a poll found nearly two-thirds of parents support schools’ requiring unvaccinated students and teachers to wear masks, but a majority of parents oppose requiring students now eligible for a COVID vaccine to get one.... Read more»

State Dems relate experiences on front lines of voting rights struggle

State Democratic legislators from Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida outlined their efforts to protect voting rights and expand them in their Republican-controlled state legislatures, as nearly 400 bills with restrictive voting provisions have been introduced in 48 states. ... Read more»

Hispanic Democrats identify Arizona as a battleground state in 2020 elections

Arizona was identified by Democrats Monday as one of six battleground states for this fall’s election, a status that state lawmakers said has been 10 years in the making.... Read more»

Former Sen. DeConcini: Senate intelligence chairman scandal 'quite disturbing'

Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini said he is stunned that federal agents seized the cellphone of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) as part of an insider trading probe.... Read more»

10 CVS drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites opening Friday

CVS Health announced it will open 10 COVID-19 drive-thru test sites in Arizona Friday, as part of the company’s second phase of efforts to help slow the spread of the virus. ... Read more»

On prowl for bogus claims about coronavirus treatments, FDA targets Miracle Mineral Solution

In its attempted crackdown on bogus coronavirus remedies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has encountered an old nemesis: a “miracle” solution made of chlorine dioxide that experts say is akin to drinking bleach.... Read more»

Ahead of ‘public charge’ change, advocates struggle to keep Hispanic families enrolled in benefits

Advocates nationwide have been sounding the alarm over a Trump administration change to the so-called “public charge” rule – guidelines used to determine whether immigrants seeking legal status are likely to be a burden on the country’s resources. The update allows immigration officers to consider applicants’ use of certain public benefits, including Medicaid, in deciding to grant green cards, visas and changes in residency.... Read more»

Advocates aim to energize Latino voters, as their clout at polls grows

Hispanics are expected to be the largest bloc of minority voters by the 2020 elections, but advocates say those numbers will be of little use if potential voters aren’t motivated to turn out at the polls.... Read more»

Pro-Trump super PAC at center of Ukraine scandal faced multiple campaign finance complaints

Randy Perkins donated $500,000 to America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC, a day after his company won federal money as part of a contract. The same PAC was dubbed “Committee 1” in a federal indictment alleging illegal donations from two Rudy Giuliani associates. ... Read more»

Feds investing reports of exhaust fumes wafting into Ford Explorers

Federal regulators are investigating a possible defect in Ford Explorers following scores of complaints about exhaust and carbon monoxide pouring into the passenger compartments of the popular SUVs.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Take it from a guy who's been there: We don't know anything about Orlando yet

The Orlando shootings bring back Tucson memories and the most uncomfortable truth of all: We think we know things, but we don't. Omar Mateen, a native New Yorker, appears to have massacred 50 people in an Orlando nightclub. This is the news today. Tomorrow? Who knows? We don't even know what we don't know we should ask about.... Read more»

 1 2 3 4 >  Last »