Monday, June 1, 2020

Weather the storm

Prepare early for power outages and other storm impacts Surging spring temperatures can bring volatility that translates into major weather events. The 2020 storm season...

NOAA hurricane forecast predicts busy 2020 season

  SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL The federal government’s hurricane season forecast predicts an above-average season, offering little hope of a break from strong storms in an...

State’s hurricane preparation tax holiday underway

BY JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASEE – Shoppers in Florida emerging from coronavirus stay-at-home orders can now avoid paying sales taxes...

Tampa organizations address USF’s lack of spending with Black-owned businesses

An ad-hoc group, Citizens Who Support Equity, Fairness, Diversity and Inclusion, will address the USF board of trustees and Dr. Steve Currall on June...

By the numbers: Jobless rate in counties around the state

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released April unemployment numbers on May 22. The state’s rate is at 12.9...

DeSantis to appeal ruling allowing ex-felons to vote

BY GRAY ROHRER ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he would appeal a federal judge’s decision to strike down a Florida law...

Not your average day at the beach

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2020 During any other year, this beach scene in Daytona Beach on Memorial Day weekend would be considered normal. But not this...

A FLORIDA FIRST

GOVERNOR APPOINTS FIRST CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN TO SUPREME COURT BY ANA CEBALLOS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed John Couriel and Renatha Francis to the...

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...