Saturday, November 28, 2020

Republicans keep edge in Florida Senate

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Republicans appeared set Tuesday night to retain, maybe even grow, their majority in the state Senate as...

Republicans dominate in state House races

BY JIM SAUNDERS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Republicans further cemented their control of the Florida House on Tuesday, knocking off three incumbent Democrats, picking...

Voters approve minimum wage increase

Hourly wages in state will increase to $15 by Sept. 30, 2026 BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Florida voters on Tuesday approved gradually...

GOP DOMINATES IN FLORIDA

Republicans pull an upset over the Dems with a win for Trump and down-ballot candidates. BY DAPHNE TAYLOR FLORIDA COURIER In the past few weeks, President Barack...

Legendary gospel singer Bishop Rance Allen dies

COMPILED BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen has died at age 71. Allen died around 3 a.m. Oct. 31 while recovering from a...

Jakari Young to become Daytona’s first Black police chief

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach Police Deputy Chief Jakari Young, 42, has been named the city’s next police chief. Young will be sworn in on Friday,...

Orlando chamber of commerce leader to head Florida Lottery

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday named John Davis, the executive vice president of the Orlando Regional Chamber...

School choice scholarships pass 1 million mark in Florida

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER JACKSONVILLE - Florida’s largest nonprofit scholarship administrator has awarded its 1 millionth education choice scholarship, fueled by growing numbers of...

Suppression, intimidation on mind of Black voters in state

BY DAPHNE TAYLOR FLORIDA COURIER The coveted Black vote. All sides know it’s going to make or break what many are calling the most important election...

They voted: FIU student and mom among early voters

Elijah Thomas, a freshman at Florida International University (FIU), voted for the first time ever on Oct. 24. The graduate of Northwestern High School...