Sunday, September 27, 2020

Lawson exits as economic opportunity chief

BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE - Ken Lawson, pushed aside in April from heading the state’s unemployment system after it was overwhelmed by coronavirus-caused...

Florida Department of Health Issues Daily Update on COVID-19

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health (DOH), in order to provide more comprehensive data, releases a report on COVID-19 cases in Florida once per...

FGCU fraternities suspended after hosting parties

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A week after resuming in-person classes, Florida Gulf Coast University has suspended two fraternities for hosting large parties over the weekend...

Timber growers can seek grants after storm damage

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Timber growers in Florida who sustained damage in Hurricane Michael in October 2018 can start applying for federal recovery grants. State Agriculture...

THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE EQUALIZER: PART 1-THE REVOLUTIONARY

A slap in the face in third grade launched Alvin Wellington Barlow on a successful legal career. His current goal: Transforming Florida’s criminal justice...

JUDGE SIDES WITH UNIONS ON REOPENING SCHOOLS

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Dara Kam Corcoran TALLAHASSEE - Accusing the state of ignoring the Florida Constitution, a Leon County circuit judge on Monday sided with...

Education commissioner: Use ‘surgical’ response to virus in schools

BY ANA CEBALLOS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran is urging local school officials to be “very surgical, not sweeping” when responding...

BLACK PRIMARY POWER

Black candidates dominate in Broward and win major races around the state. COMPILED BY ALEXIA MCKAY FLORIDA COURIER Black Floridians made history on Aug. 18, winning key...

Surge in COVID-19 cases means tighter lockdowns in Bahamas and Jamaica

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – The Bahamas has shut down all public offices in its capital, banned all international flights except for emergencies, restricted...

State’s COVID-19 case count is lowest since June

BY CINDY KRISCHER GOODMAN SUN SENTINEL/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE – Florida reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since June 23. With 4,247 new cases reported Monday,...