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Rubio Throttles Twitter over Coddling China -- and He Gets an Apology

June 4, 2019 - 7:30am
Marco Rubio

Twitter apologized Saturday for blocking accounts critical of China after Sen. Marco Rubio condemned the social media company’s suspension of Chinese activists’ Twitter accounts ahead of Tiananmen Square’s 30th anniversary.

Here's how the press reports came in afterward:

DeSantis Makes Strong Statement on Anti-Semitism Protections by Double-Signing Fine's Bill

June 1, 2019 - 7:30am
'Ceremonial' anti-Semitism bill-signing

Gov. Ron DeSantis officially signed CS/CS/HB 741 Anti-Semitism into law Friday, following a ceremonial bill-signing Wednesday in Jerusalem. 

FAU Poll: Trump and Biden, if Head-to-Head, in a Dead Heat in Florida

Q-Poll: Trump Re-Election Campaign Starts 'on Shaky Ground'

May 21, 2019 - 3:00pm
Donald Trump, Joe Biden

Good feelings on the economy apparently aren't helping President Donald Trump. According to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden is the only presidential contender in either party getting a positive score from voters.

DHS Chief Confirms Florida Will NOT Get Planesful of Undocumented Migrants

May 20, 2019 - 7:00am
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan

Florida misunderstands, says Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan. DHS isn't labeling any city or county in the Sunshine State a sanctuary city and that's certainly not why the agency is moving migrants in.

“Our transportation is based on necessity and capacity to process safely, so that’s what we’re doing," McAleenan said Sunday morning on CBS's "Face The Nation" when asked if Florida was being picked on because it has cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.  

USDA Lowers Forecast for Florida Oranges and Grapefruits

May 10, 2019 - 12:45pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest look at orange production on Friday, lowering the forecast at the state and national levels. 

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) lowered the forecast of total oranges 3 percent and the Florida all orange forecast 5 percent from last month. 

Everglades Forever Act's Anniversary: More than $2 Billion Invested in 25 Years

May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
The Florida Everglades

Friday marked the 25th anniversary of a groundbreaking environmental law known as the Everglades Forever Act, one of the most significant in the history of the nation, let alone the state of Florida. The act has governed the restoration of water quality in Florida's Everglades since Lawton Chiles was governor in 1994.

Landmark Justice Reform Package on Its Way to the Governor

May 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

With the House vote Friday, the Florida Legislature has passed its most expansive justice reform bill in 20 years, an initiative led by the state's crime surivors, many of whom rallied in Tallahassee this session to call for change.  

Robert Rooks, vice president of the Alliance for Safety and Justice, said of HB 7125,  what makes the legislation so "exciting" is that "major provisions of the package were championed by Florida crime survivors from across the state in their #SurvivorsSpeak Justice Reform Agenda.”

South Florida Looks East as Wet, Windy Low Pressure System Approaches

May 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is giving an area of low pressure currently producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the Bahamas and moving toward Florida a 20 percent chance of developing into the first tropical storm of the year.

It's likely to take at least five days for that to happen, according to the NHC. The forecast, first hurricane season outlook of the year, is coming a full month before June 1, when daily tropical storm advisories begin.

Florida Cabinet: Past Time for Congress to Produce Hurricane Relief

April 26, 2019 - 7:00am

Elected officials at the state level and legislators from North Florida called on Congress to pass a relief effort for people impacted by Hurricane Michael which slammed into the Panhandle and the Big Bend back in October.   

At a media event in Tallahassee on Thursday, members of the Florida Cabinet called for federal action. Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recategorized Hurricane Michael as a category 5 storm, moving it up from a category 4 storm. 

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