Judge Again Blocks DeSantis Mask Order

Judge Again Blocks DeSantis Mask Order

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A Leon County circuit judge on Wednesday again blocked Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order that seeks to bar school mask mandates, giving at least a temporary victory to parents challenging the order. Judge John Cooper issued a written ruling last week that said DeSantis’ had […]

Disney to Require Vaccinations for Bahamas Cruises

Disney to Require Vaccinations for Bahamas Cruises

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Disney Cruise Line on Tuesday joined other lines that dock in Florida in planning to require COVID-19 vaccinations for most passengers ages 12 or older traveling to the Bahamas. The announcement came after Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis last week said cruise ships will only […]

Bowden Remembered for a Life ‘Well-Lived’

Bowden Remembered for a Life ‘Well-Lived’

By Ryan Dailey, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Legendary Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden died Sunday morning at age 91, about two weeks after announcing he had a terminal illness. University President John Thrasher recounted knowing the larger-than-life coach for years, describing Bowden as an “incredible” man known as much for […]

Transgender Athlete Ban Challenged

Transgender Athlete Ban Challenged

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A 13-year-old Broward County soccer player and her parents are challenging a a new state law that bans transgender female athletes from participating on girls’ and women’s sports teams, arguing that it is unconstitutional and “ignores basic medical science” about trans students. The measure (SB […]