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  • Lawmakers to consider after-school oversight again next session

    Lawmakers to consider after-school oversight again next session
    TALLAHASSEE — A clash over the state's oversight of children's after-school programs is headed back to the Legislature, as lawmakers and agency heads plan hearings for the 2016 session about licensure and background checks.
  • Pool safety bill watered down

    Pool safety bill watered down
    Chris Sloan came to Tallahassee for his son Calder, who was killed in the family pool last April by an electrified pool light. "We wanted to do something positive while we still had the world's attention," Sloan said. But the Calder Sloan Pool Safety...

    Greyhound-racing industry could get more scrutiny

    Greyhound-racing industry could get more scrutiny
    In an opening-day victory for animal-rights activists, the Florida Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring dog tracks to report all injuries of racing greyhounds. The bill, if also passed in the Florida House, would make the number and type of...

    Dad's quest for pool light safety rules heads to Tallahassee

    Dad's quest for pool light safety rules heads to Tallahassee
    Chris Sloan was devastated after his 7-year-old son, Calder, was electrocuted in the family pool last April when a faulty pool light connection electrified the water. So he made pool safety his mission, convincing county officials in Miami-Dade and...

    Study: State faces shortage of specialty doctors

    Study: State faces shortage of specialty doctors
    TALLAHASSEE — As Florida grows and gets more gray, a shortage of physicians in certain specialty areas could strain the health-care system, leading to longer wait times, lower-quality care and higher costs. That's the conclusion of a study released...