Supreme Court rules against Florida in water lawsuit affecting Oyster population

Fresh Oysters – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Natalia Lisovskaya Earlier this year, we reported that the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear a long-awaited water lawsuit case for a river system that lies along the Florida-Georgia state line. The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system stretching from Florida’s Apalachicola Bay to northern Georgia was the body

Florida to open vaccine eligibility for all adults 18+ by April 5

Courtesy: Gov. Ron DeSantis Florida is expanding its vaccine eligibility to anyone age 18 and older by next month, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced yesterday. The news comes coupled with the vaccine eligibility expansion for adults age 40 and older beginning next Monday, March 29.   Following less demand for the vaccine as the age range has

Fort Lauderdale moving closer to enlisting Elon Musk’s help for a two-mile tunnel to the beach

Fort Lauderdale – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Two months ago, Florida Insider covered a story highlighting the potential of Miami enlisting the help of Tesla Inc. founder Elon Musk to build tunnels in the city to alleviate traffic congestion. After a flurry of tweets between Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and the billionaire

Applicable online sales tax bill moves forward in Florida House

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by create jobs 51 Floridians may soon have to pay up when they purchase goods online from out-of-state retailers. Residents in the Sunshine State have long been spoiled ever since the transition to buying online became more mainstream. The perks of buying goods online are endless: avoiding waiting in line, not

Spring Breakers seek Florida’s pandemic leniency, Miami-Dade mayor holding on lifting curfew until after the rush

Deco Drive South Beach at night – Courtesy: Shutterstock-Image by marchello74 Florida is the place to be according to just about everyone in the country. Whether it’s northerners complaining about the rash of winter storms, west coast natives fleeing due to overly strict regional regulations, or anything “why can Florida do this and we can’t”

Manatee County Commissioner breaks protocol by limiting COVID-19 vaccine drive to specific wealthy zip codes

Manatee County – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ja7 The Florida COVID-19 vaccine chronicles continue.  One month after a West Palm Beach nursing home and assisted-living facility was called out by a Florida Senator for “immoral” vaccine distribution to wealthy donors: a Manatee County commissioner broke vaccine distribution protocol when planning a local vaccine drive

Could Florida be in the clear from COVID-19 by June of this year? One Epidemiologist believes it’s possible

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Casimiro PT One of Florida’s leading epidemiologists from Tampa Bay believes the state could be in the clear from the COVID-19 virus by June of this year, adding a slight change in the way the state tackles the virus could improve the outlook even more.  According to data from the Florida

Florida Man builds a rollercoaster for his kids

Courtesy: NBC 2 News Florida For once, a positive “Florida Man” story. This time it’s a feel-good story of a father who decided to make his kid’s wish come true by building an exhilarating rollercoaster on one of his properties. “When the pandemic came in they shut the parks down so I built a basketball

$300 Million Supersonic Private Jet Company Breaks HQ ground in Melbourne

Aerion Park Rendering – Courtesy: Aerion website. Aerion, the supersonic private aircraft company, has officially landed in Florida, breaking ground for its new global headquarters in Melbourne. Here, the company plans on producing the world’s first business class jet to break the sound barrier—faster than the speed of sound.  “We are building the future of

Altmed Florida brings popular edible Medical Cannabis brand Wana Brands to its Dispensaries

Edible THC-infused medical marijuana gummies – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Marla Diaz Medical marijuana patients in Florida now have access to some of the most potent and effective cannabis-infused edibles on the market. Altmed, the parent company of MÜV dispensaries, has partnered up with Wana Brands in an exclusive agreement to bring the sought after