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With COVID-19 spreading, FL social workers face limitations trying to help vulnerable families

In high-poverty rural areas of Florida, the state's most vulnerable families struggle to get by and often need assistance from social workers. But now that...

‘No. 1 priority’ for Gov. DeSantis is acquiring COVID-19 test equipment, including protective gear

Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed frustration Wednesday at the difficulty state health officials are having acquiring equipment they urgently need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic,...

An 8th coronavirus death in Florida

A 70-year-old Clay County man who had been infected has died, marking the eighth death in Florida from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by...

Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

WASHINGTON — A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill...

Civil rights organizations go back to court to extend vote-by-mail deadline

With the coronavirus pandemic dissuading some voters from going to the polls, a coalition of civil rights organizations is pushing for an extended deadline...

FL coronavirus cases now top 300

The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday posted 314 COVID-19 cases —  289 Florida residents and 25 non-residents. COVID-19 is the respiratory disease that can...
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Iconic cap-and-gown college graduations in FL won’t take place for thousands of students

Last week, the Florida Phoenix wrote about whether the iconic college commencements were going to take place this spring in Florida, given coronavirus concerns...

Floridians are stocking up on toilet paper – and guns

It’s what we don’t know that is troubling. Floridians are stocking up on toilet paper - and guns. Toilet paper I can understand.  No one wants...

Florida’s K-12 state exams in reading, math and science will be scrapped because of...

Amid coronavirus fears, the Florida Department of Education announced Tuesday that K-12 schools will be closed until least April 15, and kids won't be...

Gov. DeSantis closing bars as COVID-19 deaths hit seven in Florida; local option on...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered the closure of bars across Florida and taken steps to kick out any college students still on Florida campuses...

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