Stories tagged: "Florida"

Matt Gaetz - Friend - Prision
Former Matt Gaetz Associate Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Joel Greenberg's cooperation could play a role in an investigation into Florida’s Republican congressman over whether he paid a 17-year-old girl for sex.

Union - Workers - Orlando
Orange County Convention Center Workers Ready to Go on Strike Over Low Wages

The employees' decision is historical because the region’s tourism industry hasn’t seen a strike in over 20 years. Tourism workers are some of the lowest paid in the region.

Image via AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file.
Charlie Crist Will Donate Remaining Campaign Funds to Groups Focused on Helping Floridians

The former representative has already decided on the 20 organizations that will benefit from the money leftover.

Former President Donald Trump greets supporters after announcing a third run for president at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Former first lady Melania Trump is at right. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Donald Trump, Who Incited a Deadly Insurrection, Announces 2024 Presidential Campaign

Trump’s campaign for another term has been long expected, but in the aftermath of last week’s historically bad midterm results, some Republicans are scrambling to find an alternative to their standard bearer. 

Florida - Politics - Chambers
Republicans Win Supermajorities in Florida State House and Senate, Giving Party Total Control

In the past year, the governor and the GOP Legislature have passed laws into place that restrict transgender rights, crack down on protests, limit how racial issues can be taught in schools, and ban discussion of gender identity or sexual orientation in younger grades.

Florida - Puerto Rican - Winners
These Puerto Rican Candidates Won in the Midterm Elections

Several Boricua candidates kept their seats, including Rep. Darren Soto, but Floridians also elected newcomer Johanna López, who was previously an Orlando school teacher.

Statue of Miccosukee leader Sam Jones (Ar-pi-uck-i or Abiaka) leading women and children to safety at Pine Island Ridge Natural Area. Image via Shutterstock.
7 Ways to Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Florida and Beyond

For Native Americans, Columbus Day was always a painful reminder of the 500 years of colonial oppression.