Thursday, May 28, 2020

Judge clears the way for Florida’s former felons to vote

BY LINA RUIZ FRESH TAKE FLORIDA In a historic civil rights case, a federal judge late Sunday ruled against Florida's Republican governor and Legislature and dramatically...

Feds release guidelines on nursing home visitation

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The federal government on Monday released guidelines that states could follow to reopen long-term care facilities to visitors. In the guidelines, which...

AAA: Gas prices in state inch up as businesses reopen

Florida gas prices are beginning to inch higher as Florida eases restrictions, causing a growing number of people to hit the road. Gasoline demand is...

State to present guidelines for reopening university campuses

BY JIM SAUNDERS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – State university system Chancellor Marshall Criser next week will present guidelines for reopening university campuses in the...

No charges after voting fraud investigation

BY ANA CEBALLOS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – State law-enforcement officials found “no evidence of fraudulent intent” by the Florida Democratic Party after more than...

State has cases of child illness tied to virus

BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s surgeon general has acknowledged that a syndrome that attacks children and is associated with COVID-19 has...

Governor’s administration cites ‘insubordination’ in firing

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration said Tuesday evening that a Department of Health employee who helped create Florida’s COVID-19 information “dashboard” was...

Virus cases at juvenile facilities continue to rise

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The number of COVID-19 cases in juvenile-justice facilities continued to increase Tuesday, with two more youths and five workers confirmed as...

DEAR READER: WE NEED YOUR HELP

The Florida Courier is seeking donations to continue to serve minority communities throughout Florida. CLICK HERE TO DONATE.   BY JENISE GRIFFIN FLORIDA COURIER PUBLISHER Since 2006, the Florida...

A storm in the midst of a storm

State adds COVID-19 into its hurricane preparation plans BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – With another expected active hurricane season starting June 1, Florida...