Regulators back FPL on new Okeechobee plant

Scott and Cabinet still have to give their approval BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Regulators decided Tuesday that a $1.3 billion, natural...

Group wants legislators to push ethics reform

Florida is no longer the state with the most federal convictions for public corruption, according to a report released Tuesday by the advocacy group...

Online voter registration moves forward

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Work that will allow Floridians to register to vote online – after this year’s presidential election – remains on schedule, according...

Newer, larger ships coming to Florida cruise ports

BY RICHARD TRIBOU ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) ORLANDO — Out with the old and in with the new. That’s the theme for the Florida cruise port shuffle...

OUR TOP 10 STORIES

The Florida Courier staff chose the top 10 of the hundreds of stories our newspaper staff reviewed, covered or wrote during 2015. Factors considered...

FLORIDA COURIER / OUT AND ABOUT

‘Homecoming’ for UM alumni in the NFL The National Football League matchup on Dec. 27 between the Miami Dolphins and the Indianapolis Colts featured former...

Brown files new challenge to district changes

BY BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Arguing that an east-west configuration for her district “combines far-flung communities worlds apart culturally and geographically,”...

New law on human trafficking goes into effect

Signs aimed to raise awareness are to be posted in a wide range of places around the state. BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE...

The real cost of a Disney World vacation

Out-of-state families share what they spent during November trip BY SANDRA PEDICINI ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) ORLANDO — Can you still get a deal on a Disney vacation? Three...

THE GIFT OF LIFE

Florida Courier writer Penny Dickerson, a cancer survivor, reflects on her personal challenges and blessings during this year’s holiday season. BY PENNY DICKERSON The Florida Courier Cancer...

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