Officials paints bleak picture of Florida’s property insurance market

The state is keeping an ‘extra close eye on’ one or two companies.
0 5min

State prison official sounds alarm: ‘We don’t have another Session to get this right’

For every 400 new hires, 200 leave a month and that exodus comes with a massive price tag.
0 5min

‘EVs are coming’: Lawmakers charged up by findings from electric vehicle study

Lawmakers recently requested a road map to meet future electric vehicle infrastructure needs.
0 4min

Case in school mask fight dismissed as new DOH rule takes effect

The state canceled its order, then issued a new one, making the original challenge moot.
1 4min

Corona Florida


Case in school mask fight dismissed as new DOH rule takes effect

The state canceled its order, then issued a new one, making the original challenge moot.
1 4min

New Surgeon General Ladapo looking at costs, benefits of COVID-19 public health policy

Lapado said research hasn’t definitively shown keeping asymptomatic kids exposed to COVID-19 is beneficial.
2 5min

Florida makes quarantine optional for COVID exposed students

New Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo made the change a day after his appointment.
3 7min

Coronavirus


Joe Biden to double U.S. global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

Biden arranging to give 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to world.
1 7min

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

The FDA will discuss emergency use within the next few weeks.
0 8min

Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine rates

On both sides of the Atlantic, people have sometimes felt the push more like a shove.
0 12min

New study says Moderna vaccine tops at preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations

Its effectiveness beats Pfizer likely because that vaccine loses efficacy after 120 days.
4 3min

FDA advisory panel rejects widespread Pfizer booster shots

“I think it’s important that the main message we transmit is that we’ve got to get everyone two doses.”
2 12min

Democrats commit $30M to Senate battles in Florida, other battleground states

The ‘Defend the Majority Program’ is the committee’s largest-ever field organizing investment at this point in campaign cycles.
0 3min

Annette Taddeo endorses Janelle Perez as ‘the right person’ for SD 37

‘She will always stand by our community, lead by example and is ready to serve.’
0 6min

Ashley Moody announces statewide campaign kickoff event

Moody so far does not face a Democratic challenger.
2 4min


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Communities



Lawmakers commemorate new Vietnam War memorial in Tallahassee

More than 2,600 Vietnam veterans remain unaccounted for. Of those, 54 are Floridians. 
0 5min

Veteran Nick Howland joins Jacksonville City Council Special Election

Expect establishment backing for the 2nd Republican in the race.
3 5min

South Florida


Ducks Unlimited, SFWMD complete restoration of nearly 6,400 acres in Gardner-Cobb Marsh

Former Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam serves as the CEO of Ducks Unlimited.
0 3min

Ron DeSantis appoints five ‘rule of law’ judges in South Florida

The appointments span Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties.
0 9min

Ileana Garcia seeks Miami River law enforcement substation to curb rogue boaters

Illegal charters are driving up crime and degrading the environment, the Senator says.
0 4min

Miami-Dade reaches 90% vaccination rate as steady slide in South Florida COVID-19 cases continues

DOH data shows 9 out of 10 people in Miami-Dade age 12 and older have gotten at least one dose.
1 4min

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Federal


Joe Biden presses fellow Dems: Resolve party split on $3.5T plan

Stephanie Murphy is among moderates who say Congress needs more time.
0 12min

Federal judge strikes down ‘sanctuary cities’ law

Gov. DeSantis’ office vows to appeal the ruling.
0 22min

Democratic lawmakers urge Joe Biden to help Haitian migrants at southern border

The call to action comes as shocking images and videos emerge of Haitian immigrants at the border.
0 8min

House OKs debt and funding plan, inviting clash with GOP

Meanwhile, Iron Dome funding became controversial within the Democratic caucus Tuesday.
0 12min

Democrats tie government funding to debt bill, Republicans digs in

Congress is rushing headlong into an all-too-familiar stalemate.
0 9min

Marco Rubio campaign bashes Val Demings for call to end filibuster in immigration reform push

‘She wants to bypass over 200 years of Senate rules in order to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants.’
1 9min

Foreign Affairs


Many Haitian migrants reportedly are being released in U.S.

Florida is the center of the Haitian diaspora in the United States.
0 11min

Marco Rubio wants terrorist tag slapped on Taliban

Aggressive anti-Biden messaging on Afghanistan continues.
4 3min

Rick Scott questions vetting of Florida-bound Afghan refugees

This isn’t the first time Scott has raised refugee concerns.
3 3min

Rescue groups: U.S. tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan

Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards. Some groups say they continue to be contacted by American citizens in Afghanistan […]
13min

Epilogue: Trump


Capitol rally seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters

A growing number refer to accused insurrectionists as “political prisoners.”
2 12min

Rudy Giuliani associate pleads guilty in campaign donation case

Igor Fruman will not be required to cooperate in other cases.
2 7min

A deluge of desperate ‘Team Trump’ emails: ‘There is no end to them’

They must really be desperate to think any contribution might come from me.
4 5min

Donald Trump recalls defending ‘Judeo-Christian values,’ says religion is under attack

Trump called it an honor to defend ‘the Judeo-Christian values and principles of our nation’s founding.’
6 5min

Democrats promote Liz Cheney to vice chairwoman of Jan. 6 panel

Cheney has remained defiant amid criticism from her own party.
4 6min

Far-right extremists expected to attend US Capitol rally this month, US intel shows

Capitol Police are debating whether to resurrect the perimeter fence that came up after the Jan. 6 riot.
6 10min


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