Gov. DeSantis suspends all local COVID-19 emergency orders across Florida – Effective July 1

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Gage Skidmore | Flickr Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has yet again exercised his executive powers by putting an end to all local

Broward County Police Departments exploring the use of facial recognition technology to identify criminals

Facial Recognition 3D rendering – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Vikks Technology that once seemed only possible in movies is making its way to Broward County law enforcement departments in an effort to “accurately” identify criminals. However, many residents and critics believe the Pembroke Pines department and other departments across the state could be crossing

Best counties in Florida to buy a new Vacation Home in 2021

Florida Real Estate depiction in the sand – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by StacieStauffSmith Photos In 2020, worlds collided in the financial sphere, and Florida saw a record number of home purchases and sales. While finances became tighter for many across the country due to the pandemic and job loss, others who were able to

As statewide testing looms around the corner in Florida, superintendents are asking to limit test result implications

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by PPstudio In late October 2020, Florida Insider covered the topic of “high-stakes” testing for college admissions and how it was affecting students at the high school level for future applications. Now, as the final stretch of the 2020-2021 school year turns the corner, standardized testing for all grade schools begins

Pinellas County officials say the city of Oldsmar faced attempted water supply poisoning

Water testing – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Irina Kozorog Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said a team of local and federal officials is investigating an attempt to taint the city of Oldsmar’s water supply last week Friday. According to Gualtieri, someone attempted a cybersecurity attack on the city of Oldsmar’s water supply by remotely accessing

Florida Gets Its First Aquatic Preserve in More than 30 Years

Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay  In case you didn’t know, Florida has its own Nature Coast and aquatic preserve. That’s right.  It’s also the first new aquatic preserve in Florida in more than 30 years.  Governor DeSantis approved protections for the new 400,000-acre Nature Coast Preserve on Monday, June 29. DeSantis has made water quality

8 Communities Compete to Be U.S. Space Force’s Florida Headquarters

Governor Ron DeSantis has endorsed all eight nomination letters for communities looking to host the U.S. Space Force headquarters. Following a call on Tuesday, June 7, with staff from the Florida Congressional delegation, Space Florida announced Gov. Ron DeSantis had endorsed the nomination letters from all eight communities vying for the Space Force headquarters. Space

School Safety Review Finds One-Third Of Incidents At Florida Schools Reported To Law Enforcement

The Florida Department of Education has released the latest data from the School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting System, which found one-third of incidents at schools across the state were reported to law enforcement.

Florida Department Of Education Could Call Out Schools Lacking Armed Security Guards

The Florida Department of Education is taking aim at schools without armed security guards after a survey revealed 200 schools are not complying with state law that mandates the safety measure.