Graves

Allison Graves is a PolitiFact Florida staff writer based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Before PolitiFact Florida, she held a year-long internship with PolitiFact National and reported for PolitiFact Missouri. Graves is a 2016 graduate from the University of Missouri, where she majored in journalism. 

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Fact-checking Donald Trump's 'results' from his fake news awards

As part of his much-hyped "fake news awards," President Donald Trump offered 10 pieces of news he said the media was ignoring. "While the media spent 90 percent of the time focused on negative coverage or fake news, the President has been getting results," he wrote. We took a closer look at the 10 items Trump mentioned.

Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott's final State of the State address

Of course, Scott touted his efforts over the last seven years to bring more jobs to the state — even cracking a joke about his passion project.

What to know before the start of the 2018 legislative session

Members of the Republican-dominated Legislature have their sights set on establishing a scholarship program to help kids who have been bullied, stiffening a ban on texting while driving, and writing a budget that doesn’t raise taxes — among hundreds of other ideas.

How did St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman do on his campaign promises?

PolitiFact Florida launched the Krise-O-Meter four years ago to track Kriseman’s 2013 campaign promises about the pier, the Tampa Bay Rays stadium and a slew of local initiatives. How did he do?

The 10 most popular Florida fact-checks of 2017

Fueling our most-clicked fact-checks was an unfounded claim about massive voter fraud in 2008 and a misleading statement from Trump that pre-existing conditions were included in the GOP health care bill. But it wasn’t all politics this year. In September, Florida was menaced by Hurricane Irma and our story debunking myths about hurricane preparedness also made the list.

Donald Trump rallies for Roy Moore, repeats falsehoods in Pensacola speech

Trump repeated some of his most prolific falsehoods since beating Democrat Hillary Clinton on Election Day and continued to attack the "fake news" media.

Did President Donald Trump break a promise to Florida’s Haitian population?

The Trump administration’s Nov. 20 decision came after a review of the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians who arrived after the 2010 earthquake. This announcement prompted outrage from Republicans and Democrats in Congress, including former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, a Democrat in Florida’s governor’s race.  

The big picture: Niger and what we know about what happened to U.S. troops

Behind the name-calling and tweets, there are still unanswered questions regarding the ambush that sparked the political controversy.  

Hollywood Hills deaths after Irma prompt new regulations, but what will they do?

The tragedy at Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills has sparked multiple investigations and crisscrossing confrontations about what went wrong and what can be done to keep it from repeating.

Hurricane Irma: 5 myths about hurricane prep to forget

We've heard the one about keeping valuables in the dishwasher. But why should that, and other ideas, be avoided in a big storm?