Skull found on riverbank in 1986 ID’d as missing man
Authorities say a skull found on banks of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania more than 3 1/2 decades ago has been identified as that of a man long believed slain in New Jersey along with his girlfriend, whose body had been found in the river on the New Jersey side the previous year.
Head of DC-based conservative think tank appointed New College trustee
After Gov. Ron DeSantis this month sparked controversy with appointments of six trustees at New College of Florida, the state university’s Board of Governors on Wednesday chose an author and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Ethics & Public Policy Center to serve as a New College trustee.
Debate builds over Florida’s rejection of AP African American course
Saying that an African-American studies course “lacks educational value,” Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is defending its rejection of the curriculum, while Black religious leaders and elected officials are pledging to “fight like hell” against the decision.
Prosecutor suspended by DeSantis loses bid to get job back
A federal judge has ruled that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis violated the First Amendment and the Florida Constitution by removing an elected state prosecutor, but that the federal courts lack the power to reinstate him because the case centered on state law.
Gov. Ron DeSantis calls to permanently ban COVID-19 restrictions in Florida
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced a package of proposals Tuesday to make permanent bans on COVID-19-related restrictions in Florida, from mask requirements to medical professionals’ ability to disagree with those COVID-19 restrictions.
Simpson takes office as Florida’s ag. commissioner, drops Fried’s concealed weapons lawsuit
After taking office this month, Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson said Friday the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has dropped a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in a dispute involving information about a concealed-weapons license applicant.
Florida accused of violating order blocking in ‘Stop WOKE’ CRT education case
Plaintiffs challenging a state law restricting how race-related concepts can be taught in higher education accused Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration Wednesday of violating a federal judge’s order that blocked parts of the law from being enforced.