Monday, August 10, 2020

Disney updates face masks policy

BY KATHLEEN CHRISTIANSEN ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Walt Disney World has updated its face mask policy: Guests can no longer eat and drink while perusing the parks, strolling...

USF launches research initiative to address racism

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER University of South Florida faculty members will embark on a year-long series of research projects exploring the perpetuation of systemic...

Gillum addresses depression, alcoholism

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum emerged Monday from self-imposed political exile with a social media post addressing depression and alcoholism after...

Publisher’s mother dies after long illness

BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Josephine Thomas Griffin, the founding first lady of Unity Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Naples, died on July 12 at her...

COVID-19 nursing home staffs testing positive

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Staff members at nursing facilities across the state that have agreed to care for long term care residents...

Suit filed against DeSantis for lack of interpreters at briefings

BY CARLI TEPROFF MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI - While Gov. Ron DeSantis holds frequent news briefings to update the public on COVID-19, Disability Rights Florida and the...

Sex abuse among fears for incarcerated youth pandemic

BY DANA CASSIDY ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – The COVID-19 crisis has placed an unprecedented strain on Florida’s incarcerated youth, but experts fear it may also exacerbate...

Juvenile justice COVID-19 infections increasing

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s juvenile justice system has topped 300 cases of COVID-19, with 152 youths and 152 workers testing positive, according...

THE SUPREMES GET INVOLVED

A battle over voting rights in Florida is playing out at the U.S. Supreme Court. At stake is the ability of hundreds of thousands...

Pitbull’s school gets at least $1 mil in COVID-19 funds

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Sports Leadership and Management, a sports-centered charter school in Miami whose founders include rap star Pitbull, received at least $1 million...