The warm sands and tony neighborhoods in Naples, Florida, give it the name “Paradise Coast.” But for seniors struggling to keep food on the table, it’s far from a paradise. Continue reading
Officials in the Florida Keys are considering using genetically modified mosquitoes to curb the threat of the tropical disease, Dengue fever. The lab-grown mosquitoes have been used in Brazil and the Cayman Islands to reduce the local mosquito populations, but many Keys residents are wary of allowing a science experiment in their backyard. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Thirty-eight Cuban migrants caught trying to sail to the U.S. are stranded aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, waiting for permission from the Cuban government to return home, The Associated Press has learned. The would-be immigrants had tourist … Continue reading
George Zimmerman, the Florida resident who was acquitted in the death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2013, sustained minor injures from a shooting incident Monday afternoon, the Lake Mary Police Department said. Continue reading
Location, real estate agent Marc Joseph learned firsthand, is not enough to substantiate buying a house. He lost $600,000 in Florida’s 2005 housing bubble, and the way prices are climbing, he’s worried the Sunshine State is veering toward another bust. Continue reading
The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities. Continue reading
Jeb Bush ended Florida’s affirmative action programs in 1999 with a flourish, issuing an executive order that he said would “transcend the tired debate” about racial preferences.
In our news wrap Thursday, The Washington Post reported that two Secret Service agents may have disrupted a bomb investigation when their car hit a security barricade at the White House. The two senior agents had allegedly been drinking. Also, divers found the wreckage of an army helicopter that crashed in Gulf of Mexico off Florida, killing 11. Continue reading
Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that elected officials who ban the words “climate change” are unwilling to face the facts, a non-so-subtle dig at Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration. Continue reading
In Florida, a state that environmental scientists have agreed would be hit hard by extreme changes in climate, is not allowed to speak about these changes. At least, not by members of the Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency behind planning for these change.