Non-binary Florida teacher falls victim to “Don’t Say Gay” expansion law, fired for using ‘Mx.’ title

A physics teacher at Florida Virtual School was fired last month for using a gender-neutral title in class.
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Judge rejects a challenge to the Florida education law that critics call, “Don’t Say Gay”

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging a controversial new Florida law that critics call "Don't Say Gay."
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Most Florida schools open again after Hurricane Ian

Most Florida school districts that closed last week because of Hurricane Ian had reopened campuses by Monday.

Demonstrators at Tampa’s Riverwalk join global Freedom Rally for Iran

More than 400 people lined Tampa’s Riverwalk Saturday in support of protests erupting across Iran after the death of a young woman arrested by morality police three weeks ago. 
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Disaster aid to Florida will expand in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian

A major-disaster declaration from President Joe Biden for Hurricane Ian recovery will be expanded to more areas in Florida.
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After Hurricane Ian: Florida’s insurance system is in the crosshairs

Outgoing State Sen. Jeff Brandes thinks Hurricane Ian will shake the already-fragile property insurance market in Florida.
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Hurricane Ian slams into Florida as a major Category 4 storm; here’s what you need to know

Hurricane Ian struck Southwest Florida around 3:05 p.m. Wednesday near Cayo Coasta as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph.
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Have questions about Hurricane Ian? The latest from a Florida Public Radio Emergency Network meteorologist on WMNF’s Tuesday Café.

Hurricane Ian is expected to affect the Tampa Bay area from Tuesday evening through at least Thursday night.

Florida considers seasonal protections for manatees

Florida wildlife officials are set to establish a “seasonal” no-entry zone in Brevard County waters to further protect threatened manatees
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Student loan forgiveness affects 2.43 million Floridians

2.43 million people in Florida are eligible for reductions or elimination of student-loan debt under Biden's plan.
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Florida asks U.S. Supreme Court to decide social media law fight

Florida asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a First Amendment battle about a 2021 Florida law placing restrictions on Facebook & Twitter.

MidPoint: Legal issues in the news

Former Chair of the Florida ACLU Legal Panel James Shaw Jr. joined Shelley for an open discussion to share some of the interesting legal issues in the news.

Judge allows police budget challenge to advance in Florida

Lawsuit advances challenging part of a protest law that lets the FLorida governor & Cabinet override local decisions about police spending.

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