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UNF To Establish Partnership With University of Haifa During DeSantis’ Israel Trip

A four-member delegation from the University of North Florida is setting out to forge a partnership with the University of Haifa during Gov. Ron DeSantis’ week-long business trip to Israel.

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Glynn County

A CSX train derailed Friday from the track near the end of Buffalo Road at the crossing of Highway 99 near Anguilla, Ga., in a rural part of Glynn County.

WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS STATE PARK

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, about an hour's drive north of Tampa, announced on Friday its underwater memaid theater is open.

MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND GARY GRANGER JR. / U.S. NAVY VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Folks planning to fly out of Jacksonville this holiday weekend need to give themselves extra time to get through the airport.

EDIE WIDDER / VIA ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER

If your Memorial Day plans include boating on the St. Johns River, the St. Johns Riverkeeper has a warning for you.

Florida Folk Festival

Every Memorial Day Weekend the Florida Folk Festival, the oldest state-produced festival in the United States, comes to life along the banks of the Suwannee River at Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs.

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n a move that left little doubt about the new direction of the Florida Supreme Court, justices on Thursday reversed a controversial 2017 decision about the testimony of expert witnesses in lawsuits.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce has released its annual Legislative Report Card. The chamber says the report card helps hold state leaders accountable for how they vote on issues relating to Florida’s business climate.

Visit Florida Slashes Staff

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Visit Florida cut one-third of its staff Thursday, slashing its payroll after the state Legislature cut funding for the tourism agency by 34 percent. 

A 95 year-old World War II veteran will walk across the stage Saturday at Hillsborough High School's graduation ceremony to finally receive his diploma in person.


It was a mixed bag for environmentalists in the wake of this year's legislative session in Tallahassee. Lawmakers allocated more money than Governor Ron DeSantis asked for on Everglades restoration and fighting red tide and blue-green algae.

But there were some drawbacks, including a bill to build three new toll roads and getting a fraction of the money the governor proposed to buy environmentally sensitive lands.

WUSF's Steve Newborn talks with Jennifer Rubiello, state director for Environment Florida - starting with the good that happened.

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Theresa Burroughs, who proudly called herself a foot soldier for the right to vote, has died in Greensboro, Ala. She was 89.

Greensboro is part of Alabama's Black Belt, a region named for its rich black soil, and known for its oppression of black citizens during the Jim Crow era, including erecting obstacles to the vote. She said no one around her talked about it then out of fear.

The chief of the San Francisco Police Department, Bill Scott, issued an apology Friday for a recent raid on the home of a freelance journalist connected with the unauthorized leak of a police report about the death of the city's former public defender.

The sudden death of 59-year-old Jeff Adachi in February, the subsequent leak of a police report, and a May 10 police raid executed with a sledgehammer has roiled local sensibilities in a city that takes pride in its reputation as a progressive haven for free expression and respect for the First Amendment.

A federal judge in California has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from transferring funds from military accounts to begin building additional border fencing.

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam in Northern California granted a preliminary injunction blocking the administration from moving $1 billion in Defense Department funds intended for anti-drug activities.

The judge did not rule on an additional $3.6 billion in funds from military construction projects that have yet to be identified by the Defense Department.

6:40 pm newscast for Friday, May 24, 2019 from WBEZ, Chicago's NPR news station.

New federal limits for dangerous toxins linked to blue green algae in water where people swim, boat and fish could help Florida fight the dangerous blooms.

The recommended criteria is the first ever set by the Environmental Protection Agency for two common toxins found in algae caused by cyanobacteria and would need to be adopted by Florida. But environmentalists say there's a problem: the limits are double what was originally proposed in 2016.

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