Alarming manatee death toll numbers in Florida push calls for endangered status

Endangered manatee swimming in water — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Peter Douglas Clark Following the nearly 2,000 manatee deaths in Florida’s coastal and inland waterways over the past two years, a coalition of environmental organizations has called for the species to be urgently reclassified as endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), according

Ten facts you might not know about the Sunshine State’s history

History: Palm Beach, Florida, 1929 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Everett Collection It is a simple question asked in school: How many original colonies were there? One can assume you guessed 13, right? The correct answer is 14, and the number 14 is Florida. We don’t speak much about it because while the other

Circle K gas stations to test out marijuana pop-up shops in Florida in 2023

Night photo of a Circle K gas station – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Trygve Finkelsen Beginning sometime in 2023, about 10 Circle K gas stations in Florida will partner with legal cannabis retailer, Green Thumb Industries, on in-store marijuana products. “The ‘RISE Express’ stores will offer patients a selection of branded cannabis products including

Florida Panthers kick off the new season on a high note

Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena — Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media The Florida Panthers rocky off-season came to an end on Thursday evening when the puck was dropped on the first game of the 2022-23 campaign. The Panthers ended up receiving goals from Patric Hornqvist, Eetu Luostarinen, Matthew Tkachuk in a 3-1 victory

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sued over migrant flight records

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Hunter Crenian A Florida nonprofit advocating for open government filed a lawsuit on Monday to compel the DeSantis administration to disclose information about migrant flights from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. The larger picture: In relation to the two charter flights that transported about 50 Venezuelan refugees to

Amtrak suspends all Florida trains as rail worker strike continues to grow

Amtrak Empire Builder overnight passenger train from Chicago to Seattle passes through Index Washington – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ian Dewar Photography Train companies located around the United States are bracing for an upcoming freight rail worker strike on Friday, and Amtrak is taking matters into its own hands by suspending long-distance train services

Concerns have been raised regarding Florida’s new condo inspection law

Aerial View of Sunny Isles Beach Condo Area – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mia2you Several weeks after Florida lawmakers enacted a bill requiring existing condominiums to undergo safety assessments to maintain their structural integrity, Central Florida condominium association members had many questions regarding how the new regulations would affect owners. “It all depends on

Tropical storm system moves toward Bahamas, leaves South Florida underwater

Tropical Storm Causes Flooding on Streets – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alexandru Chiriac Strong winds, heavy rains, and flooding hit South Florida on Saturday with up to 11 inches of rain falling in some areas since Friday, leaving several cars stalled on Fort Lauderdale and Miami streets. The city of Miami issued a warning

The American Society of Civil engineers grades Florida infrastructure: C

Infrastructure – Florida Turnpike North Bond – Courtesy: Shutterstock — YES Market Media The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Florida’s critical overall infrastructure a grade of C in its report for the state released Sunday. High marks were given for the condition of its ports and bridges, but the report card also warns of

Florida “transitioning into next phase of COVID-19 response” will no longer report daily Coronavirus data

Reported Cases logging chart – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Cryptographer Florida will no longer publish daily COVID-19 case data moving forward and will transition to reporting weekly data as part of a “next phase.” According to a recent statement from the Florida Department of Health, “As vaccinations increase and new case positivity rate decreases,