As Florida recovers from Hurricane Idalia, Fitch Ratings warned about the long-term effects of property insurance problems in Florida and CA.
Hurricane Idalia clean-up and recovery information from Florida Division of Emergency Management and City of St. Petersburg.
The U.S. Department of Justice opposes Florida’s attempt to halt an injunction requiring keeping some children out of nursing homes.
Estimated insured losses from Hurricane Idalia reached $97.7 million; 7 insurers can assume up to 202,000 policies from Citizens in November.
Just hours before the Tampa City Council was set to vote on Mayor Jane Castor’s proposed budget and property tax increase, one of its members explained on WMNF WaveMakers why he is adamantly opposed. Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson said Castor has not been transparent on how the increased revenue would be spent, citing… Read more »
Congressional redistricting A state judge struck down North Florida’s congressional districts Saturday, rebuffing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to defy anti-gerrymandering protections. DeSantis had put the state’s Fair Districts Amendment up against the U.S. Constitution, openly arguing mandatory protections for black voters violated the Equal Protection Clause. Disney’s retaliation lawsuit Walt Disney Parks and Resorts… Read more »
During President Biden’s trip to Florida this weekend to survey the damage from hurricane Idalia, he said with storms and wildfires raging globally, it difficult to deny the climate crisis. In the area hit by the storm, the financial impacts from climate related disasters are very clear. Hawaii, Vermont, Louisiana, and now Florida are among… Read more »
President Joe Biden took a tour through storm ravaged Live Oak Florida Saturday with First Lady Jill Biden, where they thanked Emergency Management officials, and promised aid to residents trying to rebuild. The President promised to be there for Floridians for as long as it takes. Workers were still scrambling to remove tree limbs and… Read more »
In today’s world, we are constantly surrounded by a myriad of products and medical practices that promise to improve our health and well-being. However, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential health risks that lurk within these everyday items and practices. Dr. Fred Harvey, a seasoned medical professional, brings to light the importance of skepticism and caution when dealing with the healthcare industry. His perspective, shaped by his experiences in the field, highlights the presence of fraudulent companies that prey on the elderly with false medical claims and misleading products. He also underscores the issue of targeted advertisements and algorithms that bombard individuals with misleading information, advocating for the use of private search engines to avoid such pitfalls. Join Dr. Fred Harvey on this episode of the Healthy Steps Radio Show podcast as he delves deeper into these pressing issues and offers insights on how to navigate the complex world of health and wellness.
The President is in Philadelphia celebrating unions and applauded U.S. workers for building the economy. Today we discuss unions, the violent beginnings of Labor Day following a strike by Pullman Railroad workers, the strike option as the United Auto Workers contemplate launching a strike if talks with the Big 3 automakers fall apart, Union busting… Read more »
A sobering discussion regarding Haitian resources and the source of power. The politics of gangs and mercenaries as Haitian civilians fight to reclaim their homes, neighborhoods ands their country as others attempt to migrate to the U.S. Also, analyzing a united Africa. As Africa opens a climate summit, poor weather forecasting keeps the continent underprepared…. Read more »
A circuit judge ruled that a congressional redistricting plan pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis violated the Florida Constitution.
A federal judge refused to block a new Florida law making it more difficult for transgender adults to access hormone therapy and surgeries.
Robin Broad and John Cavanagh are passionate about their cause. The story they tell in The Water Defenders – How Ordinary People Saved A Country From Corporate Greed tells the inspirational story of a community that took on an international mining corporation at seemingly insurmountable odds and won not one but two historic victories. In… Read more »
©2023 The News Service of Florida Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at ensuring abortion rights appear to have enough valid petition signatures to trigger a crucial Florida Supreme Court review. The state Division of Elections website Friday listed 297,586 valid petition signatures for the initiative, above the 222,881 signatures needed to lead to… Read more »
Update 9/7: Hillsborough County Commissioners rejected the proposal to defund the Arts Council Hillsborough County Commissioner Patricia Kemp joined Art in Your Ear last Friday to talk about how another commissioner would like to reallocate funding from the Arts Council to address roads in unincorporated Hillsborough. “This was brought up very seriously in something called future… Read more »
By Jim Turner ©2023 The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Search-and-rescue efforts have narrowed to three counties hit hard by the Category 3 Hurricane Idalia, while Gov. Ron DeSantis wants the federal government to expand a disaster declaration. DeSantis and state Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie said Friday they plan to ask the White… Read more »
Idalia leaves some uncertain The greater Tampa Bay region grappled with flooding and exceptionally high tides Wednesday afternoon, hours after Hurricane Idalia passed through. Some residents left their homes to stroll along downtown’s partially-flooded Riverwalk. One woman and her husband fared well in their downtown apartment, but the fate of their second home in Cedar… Read more »
Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to ensure abortion rights have enough signatures to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review.
Early this month on WMNF, Congresswoman Kathy Castor had a lot of nice things to say about her new colleague on the Hill, freshman Congressman Maxwell Frost, who represents the 10th District , which includes parts of the Orlando area. She called the 26-year-old a gift to the state and to th U.S. She big… Read more »