February 20, 2020

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/14/2020

› Miami Herald parent company McClatchy files for bankruptcy to shed debt
The publisher of the Miami Herald and dozens of other newspapers across the country has filed for bankruptcy protection. The newspaper industry has been devastated by changing technology that has sent the vast majority of people online in search of news. While McClatchy and others have pushed digital operations aggressively, advertising dollars have continued to flow toward internet giants like Facebook and Google.

› Infant deaths increase as flu season peaks across Florida
Two infants in Florida have died from the flu in recent weeks, according to the latest weekly report from the Florida Department of Health. The report for January 26-February 1 shows an increase in flu activity statewide, with 35 outbreaks. In Northeast Florida, activity remains mild to moderate in most counties.

› Want a dip in a daring sky pool? Look at what’s coming to Miami Worldcenter
Miami’s newest sky pool boasts views of the 45th floor — and beyond. A glass atrium stretching seven stories tall will shelter a palm-lined garden, seating areas and bar. An infinity-edge pool will sit in the open, cantilevered over the edge of the Legacy Hotel & Residences at Miami Worldcenter.

› Anna Maria seeks tenant for iconic City Pier restaurant
The most iconic structure on Manatee County’s most famous stretch of land needs an occupant. The city of Anna Maria Florida has issued a request for proposals seeking a tenant to operate the City Pier Restaurant and Bait Shop located on the end of the City Pier at Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. The pier should be ready for sightseeing and fishing by the end of the March with a restaurant potentially operating there by the end of the year.

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