Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Felons voting arguments scheduled in August

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments in a Florida voting-rights case that could open the door for hundreds of...

The latest COVID-19 cases and deaths in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – State agencies updated a variety of numbers Tuesday related to the coronavirus in Florida. Here are some takeaways: 213,794: Total number of...

School reopening plans due in weeks

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A day after Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran ordered Florida’s public schools to reopen in August, state education officials on Tuesday held...

Voters can expect long lines and new rules this election

BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Face shields, temperature checks and disposable pens are just some of the safeguards Florida officials plan to...

Hepatitis A cases hit nearly 700

According to newly release data from the Florida Department of Health, the number of hepatitis A cases in Florida has reached 675 this year,...

‘HISTORIC AMOUNT OF SUPPORT’

On July 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis stood with state and local elected officials at Bethune-Cookman University to celebrate the state’s multimillion-dollar investment in Florida’s...

Judge weighs fight over unemployment system

BY JIM SAUNDERS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – After four hours of arguments Monday, a Leon County circuit judge will decide whether to move forward with...

MEMORIALIZING HER NAME

NASA names Washington headquarters after its first Black female engineer, Mary W. Jackson. SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER NASA Administrator Jim Bridgestone announced Wednesday that the...

A SALUTE TO COURIER MEN

This Father’s Day, the Florida Courier recognizes its male staffers. Some are dads, some are father figures. We salute them for their dedication to...

Ruling fuels call for state LGBTQ protections

  BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – LGBTQ advocates are hailing Monday’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that gay, lesbian and transgender workers are...