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Crowdfunding for racists

Crowdfunding for racists

Neo-Nazi gears up to fight lawsuit BY MATT PEARCE LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS LOS ANGELES – A neo-Nazi blogger has been promised donations of more than $150,000 for his legal defense after the Southern Poverty Law Center sued him for organizing a “troll storm” against a Jewish woman in Montana. The donations to Andrew […]

Shooter kills 5 at business near Orlando

Shooter kills 5 at business near Orlando

BY DAVID HARRIS AND MICHAEL WILLIAMS ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — Five employees were killed in a shooting at Fiamma, a business on North Forsyth Road near Hanging Moss Road near Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday morning. The shooter — a former “disgruntled employee” who was fired in April — then killed himself, […]

ANDREW’S LEGACY

ANDREW’S LEGACY

Here’s a short list of changes made in Florida as the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew approaches. BY BRETT CLARKSON SUN SENTINEL / TNS SOUTH FLORIDA – As the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season begins, Andrew’s legacy is everywhere. It’s there when we plan and prepare for potential disasters. It looms when we buy and build […]

BUYING GUNS OR BUTTER?

BUYING GUNS OR BUTTER?

$900 million missile test Streaking over the moon and the Pacific Ocean, a Minuteman III missile lights up the sky during an unarmed test launch on May 3 from California. President Trump wants to spend billions to upgrade America’s defensive missile systems. Click here to read Marian Wright Edelman’s evaluation of Trump’s proposed 2018 budget. […]

Maintaining silence

Maintaining silence

Boy Scouts keeping sex-abuse cases secret BY CHRISTIAN BOONE THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION / TNS For decades, secrets of alleged sexual abuse have been collecting dust in the Boy Scouts of America’s headquarters in Irving, Texas, and in state and regional offices across the nation. And the Scouts are fighting hard to keep them locked away. […]

State focuses on renewed Zika threat

State focuses on renewed Zika threat

BY JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ORLANDO – Florida’s largely dry conditions, which might appear to be more conducive to wildfires, shouldn’t be seen as a reason to reduce vigilance in preventing the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. So far this year, Florida has had 50 cases of “travel-related” Zika – people […]

LOSERS AND WINNERS

LOSERS AND WINNERS

In random order, here’s our analysis of the aftermath of the controversy surrounding U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ commencement speech this month at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY BY THE FLORIDA COURIER STAFF  B-CU President Edison O. Jackson and Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock – LOSERS – They […]

HURRICANE ANDREW / 25 YEARS AGO

HURRICANE ANDREW / 25 YEARS AGO

It’s hurricane season again Pleasure boats docked at Dinner Key Marin in Miami-Dade County were destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in August 1992. The hurricane season officially starts on June 1, with many Floridians preparing well in advance. Click here for a clip-and-save disaster preparation guide. (CARL SEIBERT/SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL/ TNS)

Keeping their bags packed

Keeping their bags packed

Haitians get short deportation delay BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD / TNS Haitian nationals who have been protected from deportation from the U.S. for more than seven years since an earthquake struck their homeland won another temporary reprieve Monday: The Department of Homeland Security announced that it will extend the benefit, which expires on July […]

‘Cat Fund’ healthy for 2017 hurricane season

‘Cat Fund’ healthy for 2017 hurricane season

BY LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is in its strongest financial position ever as the state heads into the annual storm season next month. But state officials may bolster the fund, which helps private insurers pay claims if Florida gets hit by a major hurricane, with […]