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Tallahassee, FL - Confronted by yet another record day of new coronavirus infections, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday said the state would begin cracking down on restaurants and bars that … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling that would pave the way for hundreds of thousands of Floridians who have been convicted of felonies to … more
Tallahassee, FL - Fewer than one in four hospital adult intensive-care unit beds statewide are empty, according to data updated Wednesday by the state Agency for Health Care Administration. … more
Tallahassee, FL - LGBTQ advocates are hailing Monday’s (June 16th) landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that gay, lesbian and transgender workers are covered by federal anti-discrimination … more
Tallahassee, FL - Saying society needs to "function," Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed Tuesday to keep Florida open despite a recent surge in the number of people infected with COVID-19. “We are not … more
Tallahassee, FL - Thousands of current and prospective international students in Florida are facing uncertainty about their immigration status, as COVID-19 could continue to disrupt the … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a case stemming from threats made by a teen to shoot school classmates, an appeals court Friday rejected a challenge to a state law that allows authorities to remove guns if … more
Tallahassee, FL - A week after the state university system’s Board of Governors laid out a blueprint for how to reopen campuses in the fall, school officials are offering more details about … more
Tallahassee, FL - In a stark reminder of the toll of COVID-19 on seniors and their caregivers, slightly more than half of the reported deaths of Floridians from the disease have now been linked to … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Hurricane season officially begins on Monday and the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins today, running through next Thursday, June 4.  Jim Judge, Volusia … more
Tallahassee, FL - Opening the door for hundreds of thousands of convicted felons to be added to Florida’s voting rolls, a federal judge on Sunday struck down major parts of a state law … more
Daytona Beach, FL - Seven inmates at a Daytona Beach state prison have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the Florida Department of Corrections announced … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Tampa Republican lawmaker on Friday called for an audit of the state’s overwhelmed unemployment-compensation system, as work was underway to finalize a paper version of … more
Tallahassee, FL - In an effort to track and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Florida, the Department of Health is asking Floridians to fill  out the online "Stronger Than C-19 " survey. Officials … more
Tallahassee, FL - Pointing to his “discretionary” powers in dealing with emergencies, Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking a circuit judge to toss out a lawsuit aimed at forcing statewide beach … more
Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he will issue an executive order calling for Floridians statewide to stay at home, a move that he had been resisting as other states took similar … more
Bunnell, FL - With abnormally dry and windy conditions today (March 31), the Florida Forst Service says they will not authorize and burning for residents of Flagler, Volusia and St. Johns … more
Tallahassee, FL - As the number of residents in long-term care facilities with COVID-19 continues to increase, AARP’s Florida director has asked state officials to explain why they are … more
Tallahassee, FL - Buoyed by lower-than-expected natural gas costs, Florida Power & Light plans to slash May electric bills as customers grapple with the novel coronavirus. Utilities are … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s jobless rate in February was 2.8 percent, but that doesn’t reflect a coronavirus-fueled spike in claims that has overwhelmed the state … more
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