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Multiple Alachua County Charter Schools Struggle Financially To Comply With A New Florida Safety Law

Healthy Learning Academy spent nearly $22,000 hiring their school’s guardian to comply with an update to Florida law. This, coupled with spending on other safety precautions such as industrial metal doors, a fence and gate, resulted in spending over half of their general fund balance in one year.

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Florida On Path To Require Anyone Under 18 To Obtain Parent’s Permission For Abortions

The Senate is expected to vote on the measure next week. If the House approves it as expected in coming weeks – the governor already said he will sign it into law – Florida would become the 27th state to impose parental consent legislation for abortions.

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Florida Wrestles With Prison Conditions, Including Emotional Trauma On Guards

Difficult experiences as a Florida correctional officer are driving serious problems in the state’s prisons: Florida can’t hire enough guards, can’t keep employed the guards it hires, copes with frequent cases of guards accused of abusing inmates and struggles to accommodate the emotional trauma that guards sometimes say they suffer behind bars.

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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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