Author: Shamonee Baker | Staff writer


Insurers may be required to cover at-home COVID tests

The Biden Administration issued a statement in January outlining how Americans could receive free at-home, rapid COVID-19 test kits at their doorstep. The Biden Administration partnered with the United States Postal Service to ensure that the half-billion tests they purchased would be available via the postal services’ website starting Jan. […]


‘Parental rights’ bills moving forward

In October of last year, the parents of a student at Deer Lake Middle School filed a lawsuit claiming the district’s LGBTQ policies illegally exclude parents from gender identity discussions, according to WCTV’s Julie Montanaro. The lawsuit alleged that school officials met with their daughter, who previously expressed confusion about […]


School buses may get exterior traffic cameras

Red lights aren’t the only traffic signals that indicate for drivers to stop. School bus stop signal arms are included in that as well — and yet people ignore them and drive right by them anyway. According to the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, […]


The effort to end ‘period poverty’ continues

Legislation filed by Florida state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Miami, Senate Bill 248, is also called the “Learning with Dignity Act.” It focuses on school districts making tampons and pads accessible to its students, free of charge, in each school nurse’s office or other physical school facilities. Book last year told […]


CASS is christened

Florrida A&M University’s newly constructed Center for Access and Student Success (CASS) complex was officially christened at 11 a.m. today with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey, who called this ribbon cutting “a momentous occasion,” sat among members of the FAMU Board of Trustees, the vice president of […]


Goat House Farm’s message: Namaste

A non-profit farm on Lake Talquin that specializes in goat education, Goat House Farm, offers everything from farm stays to tours and has recently added a new interactive activity to its services: goat yoga. To bring in the first day of spring, Crystal Crowell, the yoga instructor at Goat House […]