Report: Trump Will Wait to Push Drilling in Florida Waters Until After November Election

Long Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida, USA is known as the Emerald Coast in the Panhandle. Taken in January 2018. Photo and Caption: Darlene Stanley/Shutterstock.com The Trump administration is preparing to drill off Florida’s coast, but says it will wait until after the November election to avoid any backlash from Florida state leaders. This

Partisan Feud Leads DeSantis to Rile Florida’s Agriculture Industry

View of the Sanibel Island Farmers Market, a weekly market held on Sundays located in the Sanibel city hall in Lee County, Florida, USA on January 26, 2020. Photo and Caption: EQRoy/Shutterstock.com Politics is a messy business. Many would prefer to stay out of it, but unfortunately, that’s not always possible. As Florida Governor Ron

Florida Sees Decline in Voter Registration During Coronavirus Pandemic

Hand of a person casting a ballot at a polling station during voting. Photo and Caption: Alexandru Nika/Shutterstock.com As with many things, the coronavirus has affected voting registration in many key swing states, such as Florida. The number of voter registrations in Florida plummeted in April compared to prior presidential election years as the threat

Most of Florida to Reopen Under Phase 2 on June 5

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Phase 2 of Florida’s economic re-opening while speaking at a press conference Wednesday, June 3, at Universal CityWalk in Orlando. Screenshot via Ron DeSantis/Facebook Governor Ron DeSantis said Wednesday, June 3 that 64 of Florida’s 67 counties can re-open bars and movie theaters on Friday, June 5 while retail stores

Protests in Florida Peaceful Despite Weekend Riots

Protesters gathered in downtown Orlando to show support for George Floyd on Saturday, May 30, 2020. George Floyd died after a confrontation while in police custody on Monday, May 25, 2020. Photo and Caption: Ira Bostic/Shutterstock.com Protests have erupted across the Sunshine State and nationwide after the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black

Ron DeSantis Appoints Two South Floridians to Florida Supreme Court

Photo of the Florida State Capitol Building in Tallahassee, FL, USA on May 3, 2020. Photo: Felix Mizioznikov/Shutterstock.com There are now two new additions to the Florida Supreme Court thanks to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis appointed 42-year-old Palm Beach County circuit judge Renatha Francis and 41-year-old Miami attorney John Couriel at a press conference

State Leaders Say Florida Universities To Reopen in the Fall

Students walk to classes by the USF Bull mascot near the Marshall Student Center on the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, FL, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com State higher education leaders announced Monday, May 18 that Florida’s public university campuses will reopen in the fall. Details

Florida Holds Its Breath as It Reopens Its Bars, Gyms and Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

People use the treadmills and other equipment at Optimum Gym in Tampa on Monday, May 18, the first day it was back open for members. Caption and Photo: www.cnn.com Local bars and diners in Miami-Dade and Broward County threw open its doors to residents and tourists itching to get back to normal on Monday, May

Florida Inmates Test Positive for Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

A prison officer leading a prisoner in handcuffs. Photo: LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com In Miami-Dade alone, nearly 500 jail inmates have tested positive for the virus so far. This accounts for 41% of inmates tested in Miami jails. Approximately 481 inmates of 1,166 inmates have tested positive, according to a memo released by Miami-Dade’s corrections department on

St. Pete Pier Closed Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Photo: www.fox13news.com The St. Petersburg Pier will remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The City of St. Petersburg gave an original grand opening date of May 30 but fears about spreading the novel coronavirus forced the City to postpone the reopening of the Pier until proper phased guidelines are announced by