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Arts center to be part of Northwood project

The Tallahassee City Commission had a lot on its plate Wednesday, but no item stood out like the future of the Northwood Center, set to be the future headquarters of the Tallahassee Police Department and other entities. Including a possible center for the arts. This is when the lobbying began. […]

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Tatum: More students are getting vaccinated

The coronavirus has reached its peak on Florida A&M University’s campus, according to Tanya Tatum, director of Student Health Services at FAMU. Many students are aware that the COVID-19 virus has been spreading throughout the campus, she said. Earlier this month the testing site was seeing more than 100 positive […]

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FAMU DRS pays tribute to alum Brian Lamb

FAMU DRS held “FBOG Chairman Brian Lamb Day” today in recognition of alumnus Brian Lamb. It began with an assembly for Lamb to celebrate “Brian Lamb Day.” Lamb, newly installed as chairman of the Florida Board of Governors, grew up in Tallahassee and graduated from FAMU DRS. Throughout his career, […]

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Bill aims to halt ‘street takeovers’

Lawmakers in the Sunshine State want to crack down on street takeovers amid growing concerns in Miami and other Florida cities. Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-Miami, the bill’s sponsor, and the Senate Transportation Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 876 on Jan. 12, citing an increased number of injuries and fatalities connected […]

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No new ‘anti-riot’ bills in Legislature

The Florida Legislature has not introduced any bills related to protesting thus far in the 2022 session that got underway Jan. 11. This comes after the Tallahassee Police Department arrested 19 protesters near the state Capitol in the summer of 2020. The protesters had marched to fight police brutality and […]

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Opposition mounts as abortion bills move forward

Last September, Florida Republican Rep. Webster Barnaby filed HB 167, which is an abortion ban similar to Texas’ new abortion law. If Florida lawmakers agree to pass this bill, access to abortion throughout the state will drastically change as more states continue to chip away at Roe v. Wade. The […]