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First-time jobless claims in FL rise for second week; many claims still not paid

First-time unemployment this month increased in Florida for the second week in a row, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday.The Labor Department reported...

Veep’s glib and evasive answer on climate change and hurricanes bugs Florida man

Last week, the big news out of the vice-presidential debate was the bug news. A fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head and...

Thousands of public comments show overwhelming opposition to M-CORES toll-road projects

More than 90 percent of people who commented on proposed construction of three massive toll roads through rural Florida oppose the plan, according to...

FL citrus forecast: Demand still up for OJ but next crop will be smaller

Consumers’ appetite for Florida-grown orange juice remains relatively strong after surging seven months ago when coronavirus took hold in the United States.But Florida orange...

Utility regulators reject emergency petition to block power cutoffs

The Florida Public Service Commission, which regulates Florida's largest utility companies, voted Tuesday to deny an emergency petition that would prevent cutoffs during the...

PSC staff recommendation: It’s okay to cut off power to delinquent customers during COVID

Florida’s investor-owned utilities should be free to cut off power to delinquent customers — which could mean more than 1 million people — despite...

In FL House race, Republican Anthony Sabatini banks on sound and fury in hope...

Face masks may be to state Rep. Anthony Sabatini what BLM protests are to President Trump: volatile fuel for firing up your base.Whether that...

DeSantis declares Florida open, reopens restaurants but leaves room for local limits

Florida restaurants may resume normal operations immediately, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday, declaring the state is controlling coronavirus well enough to move to the...

Minimum wage or livable wage? Voters will decide about boosting FL’s minimum wage to...

Tandela Blount-Jackson has a baby on the way and works as a certified nursing assistant, earning a meager hourly wage.At 31, she had been...

At least 1 million Floridians face unpaid utility bills and power cutoffs; attorneys push...

Roughly 1 million Floridians have been unable to pay utility bills during COVID 19 and fear power disconnections this month that could shut down...

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