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Friday, May 29, 2020

Judge rejects order trying to force Florida into fixing its unemployment system

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Pointing to the constitutional separation of powers, a Leon County circuit judge Thursday refused to order the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to take steps to “fix” the state’s much-maligned unemployment compensation system to process and pay claims. Judge John Cooper turned down a request for a preliminary injunction...

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State Cabinet approves Florida Forever land conservation deals

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Cabinet members drew praise from environmentalists Thursday after agreeing to spend $79 million on seven Florida Forever land deals. The deals include protecting thousands of acres in Franklin and Wakulla counties that include frontage on the Gulf of Mexico and conserving a chunk of...

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Watch as SeaWorld Orlando rescues and rehabilitates bottlenose dolphin

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 8:37 PM

SeaWorld Orlando announced the rescue and rehabilitation of an injured 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin on Thursday, but cannot release him into the wild. The adult male dolphin was rescued from the Florida Keys in July of last year, where he was found stranded in shallow water with pneumonia and significant...

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Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg says he's tested positive for COVID-19

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 8:32 PM

Controversial Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg said Thursday afternoon that he's tested positive for COVID-19. "Today, May 28th, I tested positive for COVID and I will be doing a self quarantine for the next two weeks," said Greenberg in the video. "I feel fine." Last month, he told...

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Getting a driver’s license in Florida will be different during the coronavirus pandemic

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Florida’s newest drivers still need to take behind-the-wheel tests to get licenses, but they should expect some changes in the way tests are conducted, at least while the coronavirus is still around. In a memo this month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said that as...

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For widow of Eric Garner, George Floyd's death 'was like watching my husband die all over again'

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Three words still haunt Esaw Garner six years after her husband Eric Garner was killed by a New York Police Department officer during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. Those same three words rang in her ears again Tuesday night. "I can't breathe," were the words Eric Garner repeated...

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Toll attendants returning to work in Orlando

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Cash collections at toll booths will resume Monday in Central Florida, with safeguards to protect attendants from COVID-19. The Florida Department of Transportation and the Central Florida Expressway Authority announced Wednesday the return of toll attendants. “This is in coordination with Central Florida Expressway Authority and includes portions of...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral scrubbed, rescheduled for Saturday

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Today's historic Space X launch scheduled for 4:33 p.m. was scrubbed over weather concerns. A new Falcon 9 launch is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m. The new launch will follow the same procedure as it did on its initial launch day today, but if the unpredictable Florida...

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'George Floyd was lynched today': Central Florida church calls out white supremacy with incredibly accurate sign

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2020 at 3:06 PM

St. Petersburg’s Allendale United Methodist Church has been no stranger to activism since 2017, so it comes as no surprise to see the house of worship say something about the murder of George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands (and knee) of the Minneapolis Police Department...

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SpaceX's planned Wednesday afternoon launch rescheduled for Saturday

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Updated, 4:16 p.m. | Due to poor weather conditions, the Falcon 9 launch planned for Wednesday has been scrubbed, delayed with just over 16 minutes left on the countdown clock. A new launch is planned on Saturday at 3:22 p.m. SpaceX is teaming up with NASA to launch a...

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