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Senate Environmental Panel to look at ‘resiliency’

January 5, 2021
With calls growing for lawmakers to pay more attention to climate change, the state Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection and the chief resiliency officer position are slated to be reviewed M…

Judge to weigh case on unemployment problems

January 5, 2021
A Leon County circuit judge has scheduled a hearing next month to decide whether to toss out a class-action lawsuit that seeks damages because of problems with the state’s unemployment-compensation…

By the numbers: adult ICU beds available by county

January 5, 2021
As hospitals treat thousands of COVID-19 patients, the state Agency for Health Care Administration updates information about available intensive-care unit beds. As of about 6 p.m. Monday, 19.7 per…

Teachers not prioritized for vaccinations

January 4, 2021
Emphasizing that his focus remains on Florida’s elderly population, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday said teachers and school staff should not expect to be prioritized for vaccination against COVID-19 …

DeSantis looks to step up vaccinations

January 4, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis, dealing with a frantic demand for COVID-19 vaccinations across the state, promised Monday that he would strip allotments from hospitals that don’t use them quickly enough and shi…

Fried wants National Guard to help with vaccine distribution

January 4, 2021
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Wednesday called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to mobilize the National Guard to help distribute COVID-19 vaccines. In a letter to DeSantis, Fried said d…

Supreme Court set to hear water battle

January 4, 2021
After years of battling between Florida and Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court next month will again take up a dispute about water in a river system that links the two states. The Supreme Court la…

Five Florida legal fights to watch in 2021

January 4, 2021
 From a water battle to a gun law passed after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, courts are grappling with numerous major Florida legal issues. Here are five cases to…

Contagious new COVID strain detected in Florida

January 1, 2021
TALLAHASSEE — A contagious new strain of the coronavirus that has spread in Britain has been detected in a man in Florida, the state Department of Health said Thursday night.

Life in 2021: What’s next for Florida?

December 31, 2020
TALLAHASSEE — As the new year dawns, hundreds of thousands of Floridians are lining up for vaccinations that could put an end to coronavirus-caused elbow bumps, isolation and fear.