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Mark Ferrulo: Pam Bondi On Wrong Side Of History

Florida has felt the effects of 59 federally declared natural disasters since 2010, and was recently struck by Tropical Storm Erika. Of course, our region is far from the only one to have experienced the devastating impacts of natural disasters. Since 2010, counties that are home to 97 percent of the U.S. population were affected…

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Florence Snyder: State dumps company that lied about care for troubled kids

There’s a dreary predictability to the cycle of corporate child abuse funded by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). It matters not whether the governor is a Democrat or a Republican. DJJ’s patience with well-connected private contractors is limitless, no matter who’s in office. The evidence is succinctly summarized by The Palm Beach Post’s Pat Beall…

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Needle Exchange Soon Could Be Reality in Florida

With Florida leading the nation in the number of new HIV cases and facing a growing heroin epidemic, health advocates say a measure moving through the Legislature could help on both fronts. The program would create a pilot in Miami-Dade County, run by the University of Miami Hospital, to establish sterile syringe exchanges. Dr. Hansel…