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Thursday, June 24, 2021


March For Our Lives Gainesville pins up pieces of paper with information about people who died in various mass shootings, such as their name, age and what they were like as told by loved ones.

Parkland shooting: the people and politics two years later

It’s been two years since the school shooting that claimed 17 lives and sparked the rapidfire youth movement, March for Our Lives. As the 2020 presidential election draws near, Brandon Abzug and other student activists are propelling gun reform to the forefront of the conversation through lobbying, vigils and voting. 

Florida House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, center, addresses the House at the start of session on Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Florida Legislature sets sights on education, health care

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers signaled that they would likely tackle education spending and health care costs but might seek to avoid a battle over forcing employers to verify the immigration status of workers, as the 2020 legislative session began Tuesday.

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