Oct 28, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations dip below 2,300

The number of inpatients with COVID-19 in Florida hospitals has dropped below 2,300, according to data posted Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Oct 27, 2021

Cities rally support for bill on smoking at parks, beaches

The Florida League of Cities is trying to build support as a Senate committee next week is slated to take up a bill that would allow local governments to restrict smoking on beaches and in public parks.

Oct 27, 2021

State to face class action on juvenile solitary confinement

A federal judge has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice about the use of solitary confinement for minors, including children with disabilities.

Oct 26, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations relatively unchanged

After dramatic decreases during the past two months, the number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 was relatively unchanged in data posted Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Oct 26, 2021

Regulators sign off on FPL rate deal

State utility regulators Tuesday approved a series of base-rate increases for Florida Power & Light that will result in higher monthly bills for customers in January.

Oct 26, 2021

Ladapo says he can’t communicate ‘clearly’ with mask

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo on Tuesday defended his decision not to wear a mask when attempting to meet with a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, saying he cannot communicate clearly “when half of my face is covered.”

Oct 25, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue drop

The number of Florida hospital inpatients with COVID-19 continues to drop, while the death toll during the pandemic is nearing 59,000 residents, federal and state data show.

Oct 25, 2021

Gas prices at highest level since 2014

Florida gasoline prices went up 13 cents during the past week and are the highest they have been since October 2014, according to the AAA auto club.

Oct 21, 2021

DeSantis calls for special session on COVID-19 mandates

Gov. Ron DeSantis called Thursday for a special legislative session next month to erect roadblocks against COVID-19 vaccination mandates being advanced by the White House.

Oct 21, 2021

Jobless claims tick up in Florida

Unemployment claims in Florida increased slightly last week but remained similar to levels before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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