Danielle Ivanov

Danielle is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by emailing news@wuft.org or calling 352-392-6397.

Bill To Streamline Life-Saving, Anti-Overdose Drug Naloxone In Schools Failed In Legislature

First-responders carry a powerful, opioid-overdose reversal drug – known as naloxone – that can save lives when injected into a patient or sprayed into his nose. The U.S. surgeon general has urged broader access to the drug to reduce overdose deaths, but the Legislature failed to pass a measure that could have made the drug more widely available in Florida’s schools – despite it being free of charge to schools in many cases.

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Florida Moves To Ban Imports Of Shark Fins; Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

TALLAHASSEE – A bill banning the import of shark fins in Florida was awaiting the signature of Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday, after the House and Senate approved it this week. The Senate passed SB 680 on Thursday after significant changes. The bill is named the Kristin Jacobs Ocean Conservation …

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Florida Courts Face The Challenge Of Collecting Thousands In Fines And Fees Owed By Ex-Felons

A new government study by the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability shows Florida courts have a remarkably difficult job collecting fees and fines in criminal cases – failures that now have a direct impact on the ability of ex-felons to vote in future elections after they serve their prison sentences.

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State Still Working Out Flaws With Firefighter Cancer Bill

When Brian Kernohan complained to his doctor of merciless headaches two summers ago, he expected to get a prescription for a sinus infection, not a diagnosis of brain cancer. The 37-year-old firefighter’s eardrums were curved inward, so his doctor suggested a CT scan.  It found a tumor the size of …

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