Florida Inmate COVID Deaths Jump To 131Florida has added a dozen inmate deaths from COVID-19 during the past week, with the total up to 131, according to numbers released Thursday by the state Department of Corrections.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Protest Proposal Decried As 'Racially Motivated' PloyGov. Ron DeSantis suggested Tuesday that the Republican-dominated Legislature could consider a controversial proposal aimed at cracking down on disorderly protests when lawmakers return to Tallahassee in November for an organization session, as Democrats declared war on what they decried as a racially motivated election-year ploy.
Florida Governor Ron Desantis Announces $50 Million For Statewide Springs RestorationFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis announced $50 million for more than 20 statewide springs restoration projects during a press conference in Weeki Wachee on Friday afternoon.
Florida Inmate COVID-19 Cases Near 16,000Florida is nearing 16,000 COVID-19 cases among prison inmates and 3,000 cases among corrections workers.
Florida’s Top Business Regulator Says Bars, Breweries Will ‘Do A Better Job’After many establishments were closed for months amid the coronavirus pandemic, Florida’s top business regulator believes bar and craft-brewery owners will do a better job this time of self-enforcing state safety restrictions.
CDC: Minority Children Account For 78% Of COVID Pediatric DeathsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that minority children have accounted for 78% of COVID-19 pediatric deaths.
Florida Steps Back From Long-Term Care PoliciesFlorida, which embarked on an aggressive strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, is stepping back from some efforts that Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted as keeping down the number of deaths and serious illnesses among seniors.
Florida Buys 11,000 Acres From Citrus Company For Land PreservationThe state of Florida has purchased nearly 11,000 acres from a citrus company for land preservation.
Famed Jewel Thief & Miami Cat Burglar 'Murf The Surf' Dies At 83 In FloridaJack "Murf the Surf" Murphy, a hall of fame surfer best known for one of the biggest jewel heists in U.S. history, including the Star of India sapphire, has died in Florida. He was 83.
UF, FSU Ranked Among Top 20 Public Universities In CountryThe University of Florida and Florida State University remained ranked among the top 20 public universities in the country Monday, as U.S. News & World Report released annual ratings that have become a closely watched scorecard for colleges.
Florida Worker Falls To His Death From Orlando StarFlyer AttractionA man working on a high-rise tourist attraction ride in Orlando fell more than 200 feet to his death on Monday.
Florida Reports 98 New Coronavirus DeathsThe Florida Department of Health reported 3,190 coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing the total number of statewide infections to 661,571 since March.
FSU President John Thrasher Steps DownThe Florida State University Board of Trustees and university president John Thrasher announced that he will be stepping down from his current position at the university.
Florida Board Of Governors Pushed To Drop ACT/SAT Scores In Admission RequirementHundreds of colleges across the country have made the SAT and ACT optional for applicants due to the coronavirus pandemic and now there’s a push to make Florida universities follow suit.
Report: Florida Health System Among Worst In The NationWe’re No. 41. A new Commonwealth Fund analysis ranks Florida’s health system among the worst in the nation, finding, among other things, that the state spends $19 a person on public health, or about 51 percent of the national average, and has more children without a “medical home” than any other state.