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Laura Cassels

Laura Cassels

Laura Cassels is a reporter for the Florida Phoenix and a former statehouse bureau chief and city editor. She is a classical pianist, a Florida State University graduate and proud alum of the Florida Flambeau, an independent college newspaper. Contact her at [email protected]

FBI probes bomb threats against HBCUs, campuses reopen after no explosives are found

By: - February 3, 2022

More than 20 FBI field offices around the nation are investigating a series of bomb threats characterized as “hate crimes” against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and unidentified “houses of worship” but have found no explosives at the sites, the agency announced Wednesday. The statement did not say whether the threatened houses of worship, […]

Obama at world climate conference: We are falling short

By: - November 8, 2021

Returning to the world stage on climate change, former President Barack Obama on Monday told world leaders and young people gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, that time is running out to prevent life-threatening degradation of the planet’s climate, and he called on the world’s young people to demand better. “Collectively and individually, we are still falling […]

As Biden promotes climate action to world leaders, support in Congress still divided

By: - November 3, 2021

President Joe Biden on Tuesday spoke to world leaders at a global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, about reducing methane gases and taking other measures in order to sustain humankind. But back in the United States, Democrats and Republicans remain apart on the climate issues while the president’s agenda is in flux in the politically […]