A Florida Principal's Reassignment Raises Questions About the Quality of Holocaust Education
Recent research suggests that, countrywide, Holocaust educational efforts aren't going far enough.
Is Florida's Measure Restricting the Voting Rights of Ex-Felons Legal?
Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a measure making the restoration of voting rights for people convicted of felonies contingent on having paid off all criminal debt.
Florida's Governor Limits the Voting Rights of Former Felons
The legislation, which disproportionately affects black voters, will prevent hundreds of thousands of citizens from voting.
Florida Passed an Anti-Sanctuary Bill, but It Doesn't Have Any Sanctuary Cities
Economists warn the new law could cost the state over $120 million in taxes, and $3.5 billion in GDP.
Three New Books of Florida Fiction Capture the Paradoxes and Richness of the State
Step aside, Florida Man—new books from Karen Russell, Colson Whitehead, and Kristen Arnett have stories to tell about the state that go beyond stereotypes.
Viewfinder: McDonald's Workers Strike For Higher Wages
People gather to ask the McDonald’s corporation to raise workers' wages to a $15 minimum wage as well as demand the right to a union on May 23rd, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Florida's Medicaid Work Requirements Will Eliminate the Program for the Very Poor
A federal judge struck down work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky, but Republican state legislatures continue to pursue them around the country.
What's the Future of Voting Rights for Former Felons in Florida?
In November, voters passed an amendment restoring the right to vote for those convicted of a felony, but new legislation could diminish its potential impact.
Viewfinder: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Remember Lost Lives
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spend time together at a memorial set up outside the school on February 14th, 2019, in Parkland, Florida.
Should Teachers Carry Guns? In Many Rural School Districts, They Already Are.
While a national debate about whether or not to arm teachers rages on, hundreds of school districts across the country have been allowing staff to carry weapons on school property for years.
1.4 Million Florida Felons Regain the Right to Vote
On a big day for Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis assumed his new position on Tuesday and, despite his efforts to delay it, Amendment 4 took effect.
Viewfinder: Supporters of Immigrants Hold a Toy Drive Outside an ICE Facility
Envy Silva, whose family is originally from Guatemala, holds a holiday toy she received from immigration activists across the street from the Miramar Immigration and Customs Enforcement Facility in South Florida.
A U.S. Citizen Who Was Detained and Nearly Deported Files a Lawsuit in Florida
Peter Brown remained locked in a county jail for weeks, as county officials waited for immigration authorities to deport him to Jamaica—a country he had never lived in.
Viewfinder: Counting Ballots a Week After the Election
Attorneys oversee the ballot process at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Warehouse on November 15th, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Florida Passed Amendment 4. That Could Be Good News for Democrats.
Now that felons can vote in Florida, Democrats might see a boost in future elections.
Over a Million Felons Could Regain the Right to Vote in Florida
In one of the most consequential mid-term measures nationwide, Florida's Amendment 4 would automatically restore voting rights to most felons who complete their sentences.
Are Nursing Homes Prepared for Hurricane Michael?
A quick look at Florida state data suggests 5 percent of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the areas under threat from Hurricane Michael haven't submitted plans to the state for keeping their residents cool and safe.
This Map Shows the Areas Most Vulnerable to Storm Surges From Hurricane Michael
A state of emergency has been declared in 35 counties in Florida.
Field Notes: Looking Out on the Gulf of Mexico After a Storm
Sarasota, Florida: A wedding guest takes a smoke break along the water after a late afternoon thunderstorm.
Amid the Federal Government's Climate Change Skepticism, States and Counties Are Doing Their Own Climate Assessments
They're not trying to resist the Trump administration—they just need a plan for the future.
Viewfinder: A Make America Great Again Rally in Tampa, Florida
Attendees wait at the Florida State Fair Grounds Expo Hall for President Donald Trump.
How to Stop Toxic Algae From Overwhelming Florida's Largest Lake
Blue-green algae has bloomed again in Lake Okeechobee, filling waterways with putrid sludge that can contaminate local water and marine animals.
Viewfinder: Orlando Marks the Second Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Mass Shooting
People dressed as angels stand in front of the memorial set up for the shooting victims at Pulse nightclub on June 12th, 2018, where the shootings took place two years ago in Orlando, Florida.