Mike’s Recent Stories
Nation Jun 25Disney to change ride tied to Jim Crow film
The Splash Mountain ride at Disney parks in California and Florida is being recast. Disney officials said the ride would no longer be tied to the 1946 movie, “Song of the South," which features many racist stereotypes and Old South…
Economy May 20WATCH: Pence visits tourism-reliant Florida as Disney shops reopen
Vice President Mike Pence is visiting central Florida as the region's biggest tourist destination begins reopening. Pence visited Orlando on Wednesday to meet with tourism officials, talk to the governor and drop off protective equipment at a nursing home.
Economy May 14Oil and mining businesses had best success in getting pandemic loans, says survey
Of the 75 % of small businesses applying for federal funding during the pandemic, oil extraction and mining businesses had the best success in getting loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, with more than half of businesses surveyed in that…
Nation Apr 27Census says restart to field operations will be in phases
The 2020 count will be used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets and the distribution of $1 billion in federal funding.
Politics Apr 26Census delay could put off new voting districts, primaries
The U.S. Census Bureau wants more time to wrap up the once-a-decade count because of the coronavirus, and that could delay the divisive process of drawing new legislative districts.
Nation Apr 14Pro wrestling considered ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order
Body slams and pile drives can go on in the Sunshine State.
Politics Apr 13Trump officials want delay in census due to virus, lawmaker says
Field operations for the 2020 census have been suspended since mid-March and were set to resume this week.
Nation Apr 03Americans should cover faces when outside, CDC recommends
New federal guidelines Friday recommend that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. President Donald Trump immediately said he had no intention of following the advice himself, saying, “I'm choosing not…
Nation Mar 18U.S. Census Bureau suspends field operations on virus concerns
Field operations have been suspended for two weeks, citing the health and safety of its workers and the U.S. public from the novel coronavirus.
Nation Mar 10Census Bureau site goes live as counting begins in earnest
There has been a U.S. census every decade since 1790. The results determine how many congressional seats each state gets and how $1.5 trillion in federal spending is distributed.