Sunday, September 27, 2020

Meade says ‘resolve strengthened’ after pardon decision

BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE- After his bid for a pardon was blocked Wednesday, Florida felons’ voting-rights leader Desmond Meade said the decision...

Cabinet approves six conservation deals

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With little comment, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday approved spending more than $9 million to protect 5,200...

Money to aid mental health services for children

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida Department of Education is making $2 million available to rural counties across the state to increase access to telehealth...

‘We lost everything but hope’

Three years after Hurricane Maria, Central Florida survivors count their blessings. BY STEPHEN HUDAK ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS KISSIMMEE – Gabriel Mejias Ocasio remembered the wrath of Hurricane Maria,...

State jobless rate drops to 7.4 percent

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE - With the state gaining back more than half of the jobs lost since the start of the...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal lioness of the Supreme Court, dies

BY DAVID G. SAVAGE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who championed women’s rights — first as a trailblazing civil rights attorney who...

Why Black aging matters too

CDC analysis of data found that African Americans 65 to 74 died of COVID-19 five times as often as Whites. BY JUDITH GRAHAM KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS Old....

FAMU named highest-ranking public HBCU in U.S.

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA COURIER Florida A&M University (FAMU) is again the highest-ranked public historically Black college and university (HBCU), according to U.S News &...

Gillum comes out as bisexual, discusses March incident on talk show

BY JIM SAUNDERS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum said in a television interview aired Monday that he is bisexual,...

State of emergency expanded for Hurricane Sally

September 15, 2020 NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis warned that Hurricane Sally, after bringing massive rains and storm surge in the western...