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DeSantis gives Supreme Court his response in Renatha Francis dispute

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 14:35

Gov. Ron DeSantis' lawyers sought to bolster arguments that Palm Beach Circuit Judge Renatha Francis should be able to take a seat on the Supreme Court.

Gunfire-detecting sensors coming to a Broward neighborhood plagued by 366 gunshot calls since 2018

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 14:17

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony is bringing back ShotSpotter technology to detect gunfire in neighborhoods before 911 operators receive calls from concerned residents.

Scrap those face shields. FAU study says layered masks work better against COVID-19

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 14:10

FAU's engineering department used mannequins whose simulated coughs and sneezes were mapped to determine their path through the air. They found that the best protection came from N-95 masks, cloth masks and papery medical-style masks

A wet week? Thunderstorms expected through Friday in South Florida

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 08:32

Weather forecasts are calling for thunderstorms throughout the week across South Florida.

Amendment 3: Would a ‘top 2′ primary open up elections or dilute the minority vote?

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 05:57

Amendment 3 would create one big “top two" or “jungle” primary for state races. All candidates for statewide offices and the Legislature, whether Democratic, Republican and independent, would face off in one primary in August. And the top two finishers, no matter which party, would face each other in the fall election.

Think 2020′s climate disasters are bad? Scientists say ‘it’s going to get A LOT worse’ in the future.

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 18:29

Freak natural disasters seem to be everywhere in the crazy year 2020. But experts say we’ll probably look back and say those were the good old days, when disasters weren’t so wild.

Black Democrats rally around Ron DeSantis as he attempts to save his pick for Florida Supreme Court

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 17:37

An indignant Gov. Ron DeSantis rallied support for his controversial pick for the Florida Supreme Court as he portrayed himself as a champion of women, immigrants and Black citizens. The Palm Beach circuit judge who was to take the seat late in September was at the Miramar rally to make her case.

Endorsement: Of the six candidates running for Coral Springs City Commission, Seat 3, Jose “Joe” Morera is the best

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:21

The Sun Sentinel editorial board endorses Jose "Joe" Morera for Coral Springs City Commission, Seat 3.

DeSantis vetoes vaping bill, calls the practice less dangerous than cigarettes

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 09:03

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed a controversial bill that would have raised the age to buy tobacco to 21 and imposed new regulations on vape shops and e-cigarette manufacturers.

Secretive group pushing Florida constitutional amendment raised money linked to big businesses | Exclusive

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 02:35

A secretive nonprofit financing a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it far harder to amend the state constitution in the future has raised money from a group linked to a lobbying organization for Florida Power & Light, U.S. Sugar Corp. and other big businesses.

Giants cut NFL player DeAndre Baker; new details emerge about payoffs in his robbery case

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 16:57

The New York Giants cut ties Tuesday with DeAndre Baker, the running back accused of masterminding an armed robbery in South Florida four months ago.

President Trump signs order banning oil drilling off Florida’s Atlantic coast

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 15:26

President Donald Trump signed an executive order extending the oil drilling ban along Florida's Gulf Coast, and extends it to include the Atlantic coast up into Georgia and South Carolina.

DeSantis' selection of Palm Beach judge hits snag. Florida Supreme Court allows challenge to go forward.

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 15:05

Striking a blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis, a unanimous Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed a state legislator to continue challenging the governor’s appointment of Palm Beach Circuit Judge Renatha Francis to the state’s highest court.

Black lawmakers oppose amendment to change Florida primaries

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 13:26

Leaders of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus and a nonprofit group sounded off Tuesday against a proposal going before voters in November that they say will decimate minority representation in the House and Senate.

Challenge to amendment that restructures Florida primaries is tossed out

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 09:17

A Florida appeals court has cleared the way for a cost estimate to be placed on the November ballot about a controversial constitutional amendment that would revamp the state's primary-election system.

Royal Caribbean’s next entry for world’s largest cruise ship gets first taste of water

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 08:42

Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas moved from drydock to the water over the weekend as construction progresses on the next sister ship of the largest cruise ships in the world.

Florida Supreme Court nominee Renatha Francis gets strong backing from DeSantis

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 08:42

Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis are trying to scuttle a lawmaker’s renewed challenge to DeSantis’ appointment of Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court. The DeSantis administration late Friday filed arguments that said Rep. Geraldine Thompson’s “efforts amount to no more than an impermissible attempt at a second bite of the apple.”

DeSantis itching to reopen just about everything but Florida’s government

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 02:35

There hasn't been an in-person Cabinet meeting since February. The Capitol remains closed to the public. State workers are still operating under social distancing restrictions and mask wearing guidelines. But the Governor has insisted on opening schools for in-person learning, allowed visitors for nursing homes, encouraging theme parks to expand attendance caps, inviting more tourists to the state and is looking at reducing restrictions on bars and restaurants.

It hardly seems possible, but the presidential campaign is about to amp up in Florida

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 08:50

With analysts and polls seeing a slim advantage for Joe Biden in Florida, where mail ballots start arriving at voters' homes in about three weeks, the presidential race is about to get even more amped up. The state's 29 electoral votes are essential for President Donald Trump's re-election, and he could easily win the state.

Tropical Storm Paulette forms in the Atlantic

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 07:51

Tropical Storm Paulette, the season’s 16th named storm, formed in the tropical Central Atlantic on Monday. Tropical Depression 18 is poised to become a tropical storm Monday or Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said. The next named storm would be Rene.

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