C. A. Bridges, Tallahassee Democrat

C. A. Bridges

Tallahassee Democrat

Orange City, FL, United States

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What does 'constitutional carry' mean and how would it change gun laws in Florida?

Florida Gov. DeSantis has said he will sign constitutional carry legislation before his term is over. But what does that mean for Floridians? → Read More

Which abortions are legal and illegal in Florida after Gov. DeSantis signs the new bill?

With the passage of Florida's new abortion bill, the state will now ban abortion after 15 weeks, with a few exceptions. Here's what that means. → Read More

Pearl Harbor Day, Bob Dole: Why American flags are at half-staff in Florida

Flags are being lowered to half-staff to honor Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Dec. 7) and the life of Sen. Bob Dole, who ran for president in 1996. → Read More

Are vaccine mandates banned in Florida now? What happened in the Legislative Special Session

The Florida Legislature's special session is over, and new bills have been passed banning or blunting mask and vaccine mandates. What happens now? → Read More

LIVE UPDATES: Florida Legislature returns for special session demanded by Gov. DeSantis

The Florida Legislature's 4-day special session begins today as they discuss fining businesses that comply with federal laws, creating a Florida OSHA, and more. → Read More

How much does Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo make? Compare other state workers here

Florida's new surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, will make $437,000 a year. Here's how that breaks down. → Read More

Florida Surgeon General Ladapo defends refusal to wear mask in Sen. Tina Polsky's office

"Having a conversation with someone while wearing a mask is not something I find productive," Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo said. → Read More

Jackson County woman pleads guilty to sending videos threatening VP Kamala Harris

A former Florida nurse faces five years in prison after releasing videos telling Vice President Kamala Harris "you are going to die." → Read More

Which Florida school districts have a COVID mask mandate?

Gov. Ron DeSantis weighed in with first a ban on mask mandates and then threats against the salaries of superintendents and school board members. → Read More

Going back to school during COVID-19: Tips to keep your kids safe

School's starting, COVID rates are surging, and parents are caught in the middle. Here are some tips to help keep your child safe. → Read More

Do vaccines protect against the delta variant? What to know about symptoms, testing as cases rise

As the delta variant continues to spread across Florida and the United States, here are some of your questions about COVID-19, answered. → Read More

After Elsa: 7 tips to use this tropical storm as a way to prepare for the next one

A storm has come and gone, the weather updates and cones and red blobs on maps are over with, and you've gotten through another one. Time to relax? Nope. → Read More

Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Friday, May 14

The Florida Department of Health reported 3,590 new COVID-19 cases and 71 newly verified deaths Friday. → Read More

ButterBurgers, cheese curds, frozen custard and more: 10 things to know about Culver's

The Culver's chain of restaurants has been sweeping across Florida, But what is it, exactly? And what's a ButterBurger? We've got answers. → Read More

Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Friday, Apr. 30

The Florida Department of Health reported 5,306 new COVID-19 cases and 77 newly verified deaths Friday. → Read More

Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Friday, April 23

The Florida Department of Health reported 5,464 new COVID-19 cases and 63 newly verified deaths Friday. → Read More

Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Tuesday, Apr. 20

The Florida Department of Health reported 5,645 new COVID-19 cases and 62 newly verified deaths Tuesday. → Read More

Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Monday, April 19

The Florida Department of Health reported 4,237 new COVID-19 cases and 32 newly verified deaths Monday. → Read More

Florida vaccines, COVID-19 cases, statewide deaths: See the latest Friday, April 16

The Florida Department of Health reported 7,296 new COVID-19 cases and 92 newly verified deaths Friday. → Read More

Who is Gwen Graham, nominated by Joe Biden for a key post in the U.S. Department of Education?

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham has been nominated for a key advisory post in the U.S. Department of Education. But who is she? → Read More