Eleanor Sobel http://wlrn.org en Miami Herald Series Prompts Changes To Florida Child-Welfare Legislation http://wlrn.org/post/miami-herald-series-prompts-changes-florida-child-welfare-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Herald series </span><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/projects/2014/innocents-lost/stories/overview/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">“Innocents Lost” may lead to more changes at DCF</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – Florida’s Department of Children and Families.</span></p><p>The Herald investigation chronicles the deaths of hundreds of children under DCF’s watch.</p><p>Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, is one of the state leaders charged with overseeing DCF as chair of the Senate Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:32:12 +0000 Gina Jordan 29730 at http://wlrn.org Miami Herald Series Prompts Changes To Florida Child-Welfare Legislation DCF's Problems Partly About Lack Of Better-Educated Workers, Legislators Say http://wlrn.org/post/dcfs-problems-partly-about-lack-better-educated-workers-legislators-say <div id="lead" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 4px; border: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18.001800537109375px;"><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:30:10 +0000 Rick Stone 29131 at http://wlrn.org DCF's Problems Partly About Lack Of Better-Educated Workers, Legislators Say More Tanning Salons Than McDonald's: Why The Tanning Bed Bill Is Back http://wlrn.org/post/more-tanning-salons-mcdonalds-why-tanning-bed-bill-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The World Health Organization </span><a href="http://www.skincancer.org/news/tanning/tanning-beds-who-issues-official-warning" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">lists tanning beds among the most dangerous</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> forms of cancer-causing radiation.</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:08:15 +0000 Gina Jordan 25989 at http://wlrn.org More Tanning Salons Than McDonald's: Why The Tanning Bed Bill Is Back A Timeline Of Same-Sex Marriage In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/timeline-same-sex-marriage-florida <p>The history of gay marriage in Florida may reveal what the future holds.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;As</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;counties in South Florida gave more rights to same-sex couples, the Sunshine State reinforced its opposition.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida is <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/same-sex-marriage/" target="_blank">among 30 states with the most rigid same-sex marriage ban</a>, including it in its state constitution.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:43:24 +0000 Elaine Chen & Isabel Echarte 16084 at http://wlrn.org A Timeline Of Same-Sex Marriage In Florida Eleanor Sobel's New Domestic Partnership Bill Will Be 'Lucky' To See Debate, Critic Says http://wlrn.org/post/eleanor-sobels-new-domestic-partnership-bill-will-be-lucky-see-debate-critic-says <p></p><p>Sen. Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood) has filed a "domestic partnership" bill for the March session of the Florida Legislature. It would allow same-sex couples to establish recognized relationships that provide at least some marital benefits.</p><p>One opponent of the bill said it would not get far in the Republican-dominated Legislature.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Brandon Larrabee 7534 at http://wlrn.org Eleanor Sobel's New Domestic Partnership Bill Will Be 'Lucky' To See Debate, Critic Says