December 3, 2022

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Healthy Kids program ready to revisit dental contracts

After a year delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a state children’s health insurance program is putting its dental services out for bid. Members of the Florida Healthy Kids Corp.... Read more »
Published on 5/30/2021

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Medical Marijuana Law

Siding with the state in a closely watched case that has kept the cannabis industry in limbo, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2017 law designed to carry... Read more »
Published on 5/30/2021

Florida sees drop in jobless claims

As Florida prepares to scale back unemployment benefits, the state had its first week of new jobless claims below 10,000 since March 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.... Read more »
Published on 5/28/2021

McCullough tapped to become FSU president

The Florida State University Board of Trustees on Monday selected Harvard University Vice Provost for Research Richard McCullough to succeed retiring FSU President John Thrasher. McCullough topped two other finalists... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Visit Florida plans trips to Mexico, England hoping to lure back tourists

Armed with $80 million in state and federal funding, Florida’s tourism-marketing agency is planning international trips as officials work to offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the tourism... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Hurricane season starts as pandemic continues

Florida emergency-management workers aren’t approaching this year’s hurricane season as anything basic, but they are looking forward to what the new state director calls the ABCs --- “Anything But COVID.”... Read more »
Published on 5/25/2021

Deal could open doors to new casinos

For more than a decade, the glitziest casinos in the state have operated on lands owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The tribe’s facilities have been a go-to place... Read more »
Published on 5/25/2021

Report points to more jobs, other benefits from Medicaid expansion

Florida could add 134,700 jobs, lower the number of uninsured residents by 852,000 and pump billions of additional federal dollars into the economy if it would expand Medicaid to low-income... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2021

Court orders disclosure of medical billing information

An appeals court Friday ordered a Central Florida health-care facility to provide information about medical bills in the treatment of two people who said they were injured when an elevator... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2021

Florida Realtors file lawsuit seeking end to CDC eviction moratorium

A major Florida real-estate group is challenging a federal moratorium on evicting renters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group Florida Realtors filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in Tampa... Read more »
Published on 5/22/2021

New Florida jobless claims hold steady

First-time unemployment claims in Florida were relatively flat last week as the state prepares to again require jobless people to look for work. The U.S. Department of Labor estimated 17,849... Read more »
Published on 5/20/2021

Gambling deal gets final approval

The Florida House on Wednesday gave final approval to a gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida that would include allowing sports betting in the state. The House, during... Read more »
Published on 5/19/2021

Florida's new election law hit with third legal challenge

Alleging discrimination against Black and Latino voters, a coalition of groups has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Florida elections law that includes additional restrictions on voting by mail.... Read more »
Published on 5/19/2021

Seminole Tribe tries to ease concerns about gambling deal

As lawmakers prepare to decide whether to approve a $2.5 billion gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the tribe is trying to assuage concerns about part of the agreement that... Read more »
Published on 5/17/2021

Florida tourism improves in early 2021 but still struggles

Florida’s tourism industry saw improvement during the first three months of 2021, but the number of visitors was still down 14% from a year earlier as the state continued to... Read more »
Published on 5/17/2021

Alcohol-to-go is now permanent in Florida

Appearing at a Volusia County eatery, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Thursday a bill that makes permanent a popular COVID-19 emergency order allowing restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks with... Read more »
Published on 5/13/2021

Orange crop forecast holds steady

A forecast of Florida’s orange production during the current growing season held steady in a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Florida growers are forecast to produce... Read more »
Published on 5/13/2021

Floridians receiving unemployment benefits must again prove they're looking for work

People in Florida’s unemployment system will have to show they looked for work on a weekly basis after Memorial Day, as the state pushes to get workers back on the... Read more »
Published on 5/12/2021

Chemical company challenges Florida's decision to ban aldicarb for use on citrus

Amid arguments about the troubled citrus industry and the health of farmworkers, a chemical company is challenging a state decision to block a pesticide that could help fight a disease... Read more »
Published on 5/12/2021

College athlete pay rules move forward in Florida

With a Florida law set to go into effect July 1 to allow college athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses, the state university system’s Board of Governors... Read more »
Published on 5/12/2021

DeSantis issues state of emergency to relax truck restrictions amid pipe shutdown

Florida relaxed truck-weight restrictions to get more fuel on the road as demand for gasoline surged in some areas after a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, which carries fuel... Read more »
Published on 5/12/2021

Most long-term care facilities meet Florida's backup power requirements

Headed into the 2021 hurricane season, the vast majority of Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities are in compliance with rules requiring them to have emergency backup generators and... Read more »
Published on 5/11/2021

DeSantis picks daughter of powerful state senator for Public Service Commission post

Gabriella Passidomo, the daughter of an influential state senator, has been appointed Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. The 29-year-old Passidomo, who... Read more »
Published on 5/11/2021

DeSantis signs bill aimed at preventing youth vaping

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill that will regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes. The law will create a state regulatory framework for the sale of electronic cigarettes.... Read more »
Published on 5/11/2021

DeSantis signs law banning local governments from regulating guns

Amid a legal battle that could be decided by the Florida Supreme Court, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a measure that will ratchet up a ban on local gun regulations.... Read more »
Published on 5/10/2021

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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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