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U.S. District Judge Maurice Paul dies

By Claudia Balthazar | Jan 11, 2017

GAINESVILLE – Judge Maurice Paul of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida died at the age of 84  in Orlando on Dec. 29.

Florida Education Association pursues school voucher lawsuit

By Claudia Balthazar | Oct 6, 2016

TALLAHASSEE– An appeals court has ruled against the Florida Education Association’s (FEA) claim that a de-facto school voucher system funding thousands of students' private school education looks bad for public schools. 

Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefighters pushes for more African American hires

By Claudia Balthazar | Oct 6, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefighters and other groups are pushing for more black hires at the Jacksonville Fire Department. This move follows a decades-long fight about a court-approved agreement requiring the city to hire an equal amount of black and white firefighters dating back to 1982.

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