December 3, 2022

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CONSUMER ALERT: One-Ring Phone Scam Designed to Entice Return Calls

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued a Consumer Alert to warn Floridians about a new phone scam. The One-Ring Phone Scam is designed to trick targets into making costly... Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

City of Miami Beach Commission moves plans for One Island Park forward

Plan will bring a boutique residential project and new City maintenance facility at no cost to taxpayers to Terminal Island Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

VyStar and ArtRepublic Present 'Transcending Color'

ArtRepublic has collaborated with VyStar Credit Union to create a highly curated public art plan for their new campus and parking garage that will bring a refreshing, creative presence to... Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

Life's Abundance Wins Spot on Forbes' Best Small Companies List

Wellness brand recognized as ‘2019 Small Giant' for innovation in delivering health, sustainability and impactful social outreach Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

Pasco County Ramps Up Dog Dining Ordinance Enforcement

Restaurant owners who allow dogs in designated areas must be permitted Read more »
Published on 6/11/2019

FDOT to Resume Contractually Obligated Monthly Payments to Conduent

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced an additional $3.7 million in performance penalties for Conduent’s operational and performance deficiencies, which totals approximately $8.3 million to... Read more »
Published on 6/10/2019

NASA Opens International Space Station to New Commercial Opportunities, Private Astronauts

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit. This move comes as NASA focuses full... Read more »
Published on 6/7/2019

New report ranks FPL a national leader in solar energy

JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company ranks second among all electric utilities nationwide for interconnected solar, according to the 2018 Solar Rankings released today by the... Read more »
Published on 6/7/2019

Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces Hemp Workshops for Public in North, Central, South Florida

Jun 6, 2019 Tallahassee, Fla. — Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried is announcing that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) will hold hemp rulemaking workshops this month throughout the state. As... Read more »
Published on 6/6/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis, DBPR Announce Fee Reduction for Licensed Real Estate Professionals

Two-year fee reduction follows recommendations established at Florida's “Deregathon” and will save millions for active license holders Read more »
Published on 6/5/2019

2019 Budget Turkey Watch Report

An analysis of the transparency and accountability of the budget process. Read more »
Published on 6/5/2019

New Global University Patent Ranking Again Places USF in World's Top Institutions

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of South Florida stands with the world’s top universities in inventing new technologies, tools and objects that have been granted a U.S. utility patent, according... Read more »
Published on 6/5/2019

CFO Jimmy Patronis: 15 Storms Predicted, Prepare Now During Hurricane Prep Sales Tax Holiday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— During the first five days of the 2019 Hurricane Season, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis wants Floridians to take advantage of the final two days of the 2019... Read more »
Published on 6/5/2019

Florida is 2019's 3rd Least Safe State in America -- WalletHub Study

June is National Safety Month. With the U.S. recently hit hard by tragedies from wildfires to mass shootings, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019's Safest States in America as well as accompanying videos.In... Read more »
Published on 6/5/2019

Consumer sentiment tumbles in May

After reaching its highest level in 17 years, consumer sentiment among Floridians plummeted 5.3 points in May to 96.4 from a revised figure of 101.7 in April. The last time... Read more »
Published on 6/4/2019

Duke Energy Florida to build its largest battery storage projects yet

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Florida (DEF) today announced three battery storage projects, totaling 22 megawatts, that will improve overall reliability and support critical services during power outages.... Read more »
Published on 6/3/2019

Duke Energy plans to decommission retired Florida nuclear plant by 2027 – nearly 50 years sooner than originally scheduled

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – Today, Duke Energy announced a plan to decommission its previously retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Florida by 2027 – nearly 50 years sooner than originally... Read more »
Published on 5/30/2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Applauds a Historic Eight MOU Signings Between Tel Aviv University and Six Florida Universities and One College

Tel Aviv, Israel – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis participated in a historic eight Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signings between Tel Aviv University and six Florida universities and one Florida college. The... Read more »
Published on 5/30/2019

Green Point Research & University of Florida Launch Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In a proactive effort to diversify Florida's commodity crops and advance the state's economy, Green Point Research (GPR) established a collaborative relationship with University of Florida'sInstitute of Food and Agricultural... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2019

2019's Best & Worst Cities for Staycations

With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations as well... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2019

Founder and CEO of Q Link Wireless Announces Plans to Acquire Boost Mobile for as Much as $3 Billion

Issa Asad, the founder and CEO of Dania Beach-based Q Link Wireless, which employs 400, announced his plans to acquire Boost Mobile for as much as $3 billion. The forced... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2019

Disney, UCF Team Up to Offer Free Tuition for Cast Members

UCF joins growing network of schools within Disney's groundbreaking education investment program, Disney Aspire. Read more »
Published on 5/29/2019

BBX Capital Corporation Announces It Will Not Proceed With Merger With Bluegreen Vacations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX) (OTCQX: BBXTB) today announced that it has made a determination not to proceed with its previously announced merger which would have taken... Read more »
Published on 5/23/2019

NOAA predicts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

El Nino and warmer-than-average Atlantic help shape this season's intensity Read more »
Published on 5/23/2019

Teak Neighborhood Grill Chosen By The Travel Channel As “World-Class Burger” For Florida In “50 States Of Burgers”

Orlando, FL  – Teak Neighborhood Grill is Central Florida’s celebrated haven for the best, award-winning, unique and delicious burgers, and now the country has taking more notice.  In the recent... Read more »
Published on 5/22/2019

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Check out this Miami Beach art exhibit made by chimpanzees
Check out this Miami Beach art exhibit made by chimpanzees

Take a look at the ‘@rt by Chimps’ exhibit at the New World Symphony Center in Miami Beach. Chimpanzee artists painted 15 canvases that were up for sale during the fundraising event and all proceeds from sales go toward the Save The Chimps sanctuary.

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