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DeSantis Amends Stay-at-Home Order To Supersede Local Rules, Allows For Religious Gatherings

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an amendment Thursday to the executive order directing Floridians statewide to stay at home, which now states the executive order “shall supersede any conflicting official action or order issued by local officials in response to COVID-19.”

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US Appeals Court Denies Request For Reconsideration Of Amendment 4 Ruling

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday denied a request from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office to reconsider a ruling that temporarily blocked Florida’s law requiring ex-felons to pay all outstanding fines and fees before registering to vote. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta denied the governor’s …

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Forced To Close Because Of COVID-19, Gyms Work Out Ways To Keep Workouts Going

As of Tuesday, March 24, Alachua Country has 37 cases of COVID-19, and Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered gyms to close statewide to help slow the virus's spread. Some local gyms are attempting to use apps and websites to reach their members in order to keep themselves afloat.

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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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