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For the first time, state inmates in FL will get COVID vaccinations

After being skipped over for four months, inmates in Florida’s public and private state prisons will soon be provided with COVID-19 vaccines. Representatives of the...

Biden opens up eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines, as infections surge in some states

WASHINGTON — Every adult in the U.S. will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by April 19, President Joe Biden said Tuesday, praising governors...

Piney Point threatens Tampa Bay, but other FL estuaries are in trouble, too

Even if you live outside of Florida, you’ve probably heard of Tampa Bay. It’s a popular, if if somewhat vague, sports team “location.” The...

FL House proposes expanded Medicaid postpartum coverage for moms and babies, but Senate has...

The Florida House has included millions in its proposed 2021-22 state budget to extend postpartum care for mothers eligible for Medicaid to a period...

Gov. DeSantis declares emergency against possible spill of hundreds of millions of gallons of...

Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in three counties amid the threat that a phosphogypsum stack in the Tampa Bay Area...

Gov. DeSantis bans ‘vaccine passports’ in FL, citing ‘the fundamental rights and privacies of...

As promised earlier this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order barring any state or local government agency from issuing, or any...

COVID mutations spreading widely; some 13,000 variant cases nationwide and highest numbers in FL

Contagious COVID-19 variants continue to spread across the country, with Florida leading the nation in cases as residents hurry to get vaccinated. The Centers for...

19- & 20-year-olds: ‘We are pushing these young people over the cliff from being...

Young people ages 19 and 20 who rely on affordable health coverage could see their Medicaid coverage eliminated — which could push low-income youths...

New chief science officer faces old problems of harmful algae, polluters and politics

Tampa-based scientist and ecohydrologist Mark Rains, Florida’s new chief science officer, is an active researcher and professor who will soon be using his expertise...

Gov. DeSantis will take COVID vaccine, bucking a trend among Republican leaders

Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to take a COVID shot sometime this week, he said during a news conference on Wednesday, distinguishing himself amid broad...

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