Monday, June 1, 2020

Floridians protest killing of George Floyd

Protests around the country continued over the weekend as Americans expressed their rage over the May 25 killing of George Floyd, 46. From Tallahassee to...

Weather the storm

Prepare early for power outages and other storm impacts Surging spring temperatures can bring volatility that translates into major weather events. The 2020 storm season...

NOAA hurricane forecast predicts busy 2020 season

  SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL The federal government’s hurricane season forecast predicts an above-average season, offering little hope of a break from strong storms in an...

State’s hurricane preparation tax holiday underway

BY JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASEE – Shoppers in Florida emerging from coronavirus stay-at-home orders can now avoid paying sales taxes...

Tampa organizations address USF’s lack of spending with Black-owned businesses

An ad-hoc group, Citizens Who Support Equity, Fairness, Diversity and Inclusion, will address the USF board of trustees and Dr. Steve Currall on June...

By the numbers: Jobless rate in counties around the state

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released April unemployment numbers on May 22. The state’s rate is at 12.9...

Caring for child with mental illness is great challenge and honor

Editor’s note: As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, Karin Davis-Thompson of Tampa shares her story as a mom, caregiver and advocate. When...

‘I can’t breathe’

FBI probing death of George Floyd, who died after cop kneeled on his neck. BY LIBOR JANY STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — Four Minneapolis police officers were...

DeSantis to appeal ruling allowing ex-felons to vote

BY GRAY ROHRER ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he would appeal a federal judge’s decision to strike down a Florida law...

Not your average day at the beach

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2020 During any other year, this beach scene in Daytona Beach on Memorial Day weekend would be considered normal. But not this...