On Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump sat down with students, teachers, and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as well as families affected by past school shootings, in what was billed as a “listening session.”
While the adults in America’s halls of power remain unable or unwilling to do much about gun violence in the United States, teenagers in cities across the country spent Wednesday walking out of class and taking to the streets to protest in the wake of the Parkland, FL, school shooting that left 17 people dead.
The leader of a white supremacist group in Florida said on Thursday that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who was charged with killing 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, FL, was a member of his organization.
In an address to the nation Thursday morning, President Donald Trump unequivocally offered up any assistance teachers, students, and families affected by the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, yesterday might need—except gun control, literally the one thing the nation actually…
Authorities on Thursday morning charged 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz with 17 counts of premeditated murder after he was identified as the gunman who carried out one of the deadliest school shootings in modern U.S. history on Wednesday.
On Tuesday night, Democrats turned a legislative seat from red to blue for the 36th time since Donald Trump’s inauguration. This time, Margaret Good won a special election for Florida’s 72nd House District—in an area that voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by about five points in 2016.
A bill that is currently being considered by the Republican-controlled Florida legislature would allow children who have been bullied to transfer to a private school with a state-funded voucher. The program would be the first of its kind, NBC reported on Monday.
A U.S. District judge in Florida on Thursday ruled that the state’s practices for “restoring” voting rights to felons is unconstitutional, noting that “no [formal] standards guide the panel” that decides whether to extend the franchise to those Floridians.
It’s tough to say what’s worse about Florida Republican Richard Corcoran’s new campaign ad. Is it the racist portrayal of immigrants as wild, unrepentant killers of white women? Or is it the fact that Corcoran, who is the Speaker of the Florida House and is widely expected to run for governor, is trying to ban…
A 7-year-old boy in Florida was handcuffed and taken away in a police car after he allegedly kicked and punched one of his teachers after she asked him to stop playing with his food.
On Tuesday, Florida election officials verified that a referendum to restore voting rights to roughly 1.5 million felons who have served their sentences will appear on the state ballot this November.
This morning, the Florida House Health and Human Services committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution that would declare pornography a public health crisis in the state, a move that would bring Florida in line with similar decrees in Utah, South Dakota, and Virginia.
Secretary of the Interior and real-life cowboy Ryan Zinke announced Tuesday that he would no longer consider leasing Florida’s coastal waters to oil and gas companies, after discussing state officials’ environmental tourism concerns with Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Zinke told reporters just five days ago that the Trump…
A Florida professor’s class on “White Racism” has drawn so much controversy that at least two campus police officers were present to guard the course’s first meeting on Tuesday, according to the News-Press.
For the past nine months, Splinter has been setting up “virtual bureaus” across the country for our Think Local project on the premise that embedded writers and photographers know the stories in their communities better than we do.
Guests at four Walt Disney World resorts in Florida will no longer be able to display “do not disturb” signs on their room doors under a policy change that requires staff to enter every room at least once every 24 hours as a security measure.
Three University of North Florida students responsible for a video mocking Black Lives Matter activists as apes will receive essentially zero punishment for their actions, according to a report prepared by the school’s Equal Opportunity and Diversity director.