Saturday, February 22, 2020

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...

Congresswoman to revise federal redistricting challenge

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, a Jacksonville Democrat who has been perhaps the most-outspoken opponent of a congressional redistricting plan, will file...

Remembering Leander Shaw as justice and role model

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Chief Justice Leander Shaw, who died last week at age 85, lay in state Monday...

20 million and counting: Florida growing faster than California

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida has surpassed the 20 million-population mark while growing faster than California. The Sunshine State, adding more...

Jobless rate in state now even with national number

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in November from a revised 5.2 percent in October, according to figures released...

Scott appoints 3 to FAMU board

In moves that could help remake the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees, Gov. Rick Scott has appointed three new board members, including former...

Riviera Beach now has Obama Highway

The City of Riviera Beach has voted to dump the name of its Old Dixie Highway and rename the stretch of road after President...

Explore Gainesville beyond the campus life

The home of the Gators also is an idyllic place to commune with nature, soak up some culture. BY TOD CAVINESS ORLANDO SENTINEL (TNS) From the highway...