Florida leaders remember Colin Powell

The former Secretary of State died from COVID-19.
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Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, family says

Powell was first African American to lead America’s military and state department.
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Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 10.18.21

Here’s your morning briefing of what you need to know in Florida politics.
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Corona Florida


Florida National Guard: COVID-19 mission is over

‘Over the course of 20 months, we did almost 30 years of business.’
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Ron DeSantis ‘offended’ by first responder vaccine mandates

‘They didn’t get to Zoom in to protect us. Ain’t gonna work to protect the public on Zoom.’
7 5min

Ron DeSantis says Florida no longer needs extra Regeneron from Biden administration

Florida quelled the delta variant despite monoclonals being ‘cut severely’.
42 4min

Coronavirus


Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID-19 burnout

Young people see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge.
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U.S. to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated

Travel to resume from Canada, Mexico; a boost for Florida tourism.
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Anthony Fauci says fine to trick-or-treat this year

It’s important children enjoy the holiday, he said.
8 2min

GOP doc dispenses sketchy medical advice on virus immunity

Marshall’s positions are pushing the first-term senator and obstetrician closer to the medical fringe.
6 13min

Joe Biden, a convert to mandates, making economic case for shots

Biden has emerged as an unlikely advocate of browbeating tactics to drive vaccinations.
26 10min

She’s running: Annette Taddeo to officially enter Florida Governor race

Taddeo joins a Democratic Primary field which includes former Gov. Charlie Crist and Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.
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New Nikki Fried hires include fresh face as political director

“I’m incredibly proud of the diverse, talented team we are building here.”
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Eric Lynn finishes September with most cash on hand in CD 13 race

Lynn will enter October with over $630K in available spending money.
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Ileana Garcia nears $300K for SD 37 defense, challenger Janelle Perez opens with $178K

Perez dropped out of a U.S. House race last month to reset her sights on flipping SD 37 blue.
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Communities



Education Department sanctions Leon Co. School Board over mask rules

‘We at the end of the day are going to continue what we’ve done from the very beginning, follow the data, follow the numbers to make informed decisions.’
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Gov. DeSantis announces $5.8M investment in Immokalee Technical College

It’s part of an investment in workforce education in the Florida Heartland.
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New FSU president announces senior staff leadership changes

Marissa Langston will serve as chief of staff to FSU President Richard McCullough.
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Ron DeSantis accepting Statesman of the Year award

The honor has gone to national figures including Donald Trump in recent years.
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South Florida


Florida Supreme Court rules against traffic ticket service

“As a nonlawyer, TIKD simply lacks the skill or training to ensure the quality of the legal services provided.”
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Beam Furr raises $28,750 toward reelection to Broward County Commission as challenger emerges

First-time candidate who filed Sept. 10 has raised $2,800 to challenge incumbent.
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COVID-19 case positivity rates drop for 8th straight week across South Florida

Raw case totals dropped by 23% week-to-week in Broward, 20.5% in Miami-Dade and 18% in Palm Beach County.
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Federal


Florida leaders remember Colin Powell

The former Secretary of State died from COVID-19.
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Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, family says

Powell was first African American to lead America’s military and state department.
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Crunch time: Joe Biden faces critical next 2 weeks for agenda

Can legislation pass before the President goes on a global tour?
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Epilogue: Trump


Stephanie Murphy wants Jan. 6 panel to use jail threat to enforce subpoenas

On MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’, Murphy calls for the full extent of law to enforce subpoenas.
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Donald Trump dismisses Ron DeSantis’ presidential chances

Trump says he’s not worried about a DeSantis challenge.
15 7min

America in Crisis


Joe Biden: ‘Democracy survived’ Capitol riot because of police

“Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it’s ever been.”
3 6min

Risky business: Some Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers

“Just because you have a constitutional right to do something doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s smart.”
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Gov. DeSantis cries foul after Justice Department orders FBI to target school board threats

‘Attorney General Garland is weaponizing the DOJ by using the FBI to pursue concerned parents and silence them through intimidation.’
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