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Search Emails, Text Messages of Cabinet Staff Regarding FDLE Commissioner’s Ouster

The documents provided so far indicate that Cabinet officials communicated about FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey’s ouster and replacement.

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In Cities Statewide, Black Police Officers Underrepresented on Streets

An FCIR analysis shows racial disparities exist throughout Florida.

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To Catch the Devil

Trevor Aaronson of FCIR expanded his reporting on FBI terrorism informant Robert Childs, now living in Key West, into a profile for Foreign Policy magazine.

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Florida’s Smallest Police Departments Get MRAPs

The U.S. Department of Defense has provided 47 mine-resistant armored vehicles, also known as MRAPs, to dozens of police agencies throughout the state.

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Visualized: Police Militarization in Florida

Since 2010, civilian law enforcement agencies in Florida have received more than $289 million worth of surplus military gear designed for wartime scenarios.

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State Budget Standoff Raises Possibility of Government Shutdown

Amid the uncertainty, local government officials are growing increasingly frustrated with the historic levels of obfuscation coming from the Capitol Complex in Tallahassee.

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WGCU-FCIR Collaboration Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

“Florida’s Shrinking Workforce” was named best news series.

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Obama in Everglades: ‘Climate Change Can’t Be Denied’

Obama was here on Earth Day to highlight the future dangers associated with climate change.

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Gov. Rick Scott’s Drug Testing Fight Costs Taxpayers $775,000 In Legal Fees

Gov. Rick Scott abandoned his 2011 executive order requiring random drug screens for more than three-quarters of Florida’s state employees, as well as recipients of welfare programs. But not before racking up a legal bill that will cost taxpayers $775,000.

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On Earth Day, President Obama to Give Climate Change Speech in Everglades

The speech comes one month after FCIR reported that state employees were prohibited from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”

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