Tuesday, May 26, 2020

THE FIRST PHASE

State will allow restaurants and many stores to open on Monday, but the order won’t include Southeast Florida. BY JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE –...

How to apply for jobless benefits and what to do if turned down

COMPILED BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF Here is an update on information about Florida’s unemployment claims. As of April 28, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)...

‘Butting our heads against the wall’

Elections officials struggling with felons’ voting law BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – County elections workers are “butting our heads against the wall” trying...

Expanded COVID-19 testing of inmates sought

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A group that pushes for changes in the criminal justice system urged Florida Corrections Secretary Mark Inch on Wednesday to expand...

Utility customers to get a break on bills

The savings stem from lower-than expected costs for natural gas to fuel power plants. BY JIM SAUNDERS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – In what one regulator...

FAMU engineering grad gets historic doctorate offer from Harvard

BY TRISHA RADULOVICH SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER When Florida A&M University/Florida State University College of Engineering student Bobby Haney first tried to explain to his...

Miami jail has at least 159 inmates positive for coronavirus

BY DAVID OVALLE MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – At least 159 inmates in just one Miami-Dade jail have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the county revealed...

COVID-19 could affect hurricane response

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida officials are considering adjusting the state’s hurricane-response plans to prepare for the possibility of an early storm season intersecting with...

Partial reopening for exercise draws backlash

BACK TO THE BEACH A woman carries a sign of her faith at the beach on April 17 in Jacksonville Beach. People flocked to the...

TIME TO REOPEN?

The governor believes the state can keep fighting COVID-19, reopen businesses and get people back to work. COMPILED BY FLORIDA COURIER STAFF As of the Florida...