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Biden Travels to Florida Following Hurricane Ian Wrath, Meets with DeSantis
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Reuters) — U.S. President Joe Biden traveled to Florida on Wednesday, Oct. 5 to pledge support to help the state recover from Hurricane Ian during a visit that includes a meeting with...
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Measuring Hurricane Ian’s Toll on Florida’s ‘Forgotten’ Neighborhoods
Betty and Hubert Toney have lost count of all the hurricanes they've lived through since moving into their house in the modest Dunbar neighborhood of Fort Myers, Florida, in 1958. But they had never before...
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Biden to Storm-hit Puerto Rico: ‘All of America’s with you’
President Joe Biden on Monday pledged more than $60 million in aid to help U.S. territory Puerto Rico and said more money was coming, as he sought to present a more compassionate image than his...
Hurricane Ian’s Destruction and Devastation Seen in Sanibel Island and Ft. Myers
Widespread destruction left by Hurricane Ian was seen on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Footage from both locations showed resorts, homes, boats, and infrastructure damaged by the storm which...
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‘They Should Rebuild’: Florida Engineer on Lessons Learned From Andrew and Ian
"They should rebuild," John McNally, Florida architect and structural engineer told Reuters on Sept. 30, regarding devastated areas in Florida such as Sanibel and Captiva, drawing from the lessons learned from Andrew and Ian. Florida's...
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State of Florida Posts Record $21.8 Billion Surplus, Highest in State History
The state of Florida, led by Gov. Ron DeSantis since 2019, has posted a record budget surplus of $21.8 billion for the 2022 fiscal year, the highest recorded surplus in state history.  Per a press...
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Rat-Sized Snails Swarm Florida County, Quarantine Put in Place
On June 24, Pasco County in Florida was placed under quarantine due to the discovery of a fast-growing population of  invasive giant African land snails that threatens both the environment and the county’s inhabitants. The...
Fish off Florida's coast have absorbed pharmaceutical narcotics, a recent study shows.
Florida’s Coastal Fish Have Absorbed Antidepressants: Study
Florida sea fish, on average, tested positive for seven types of medication like antidepressants, blood pressure remedies, prostate treatment pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, and pain killers, Florida International University (FIU) researchers found. Investigators at the Bonefish and...
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Boat Suspected of Being Used for Human Smuggling Capsizes Off Florida Coast, One Dead, 38 Missing
On Wednesday, Jan. 26, rescue workers responded to the capsizing of a commercial vessel off the coast of Florida, confirming at least one death and 38 others missing. Only one victim was found alive after...
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed Senate Bill 7072 to combat Big Tech censorship practices. He spoke at a campaign rally for the US president at Pensacola International Airport in Pensacola, Florida on October 23, 2020.
‘A Big Failure for the United States’: Florida’s DeSantis on Investing in China
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration announced on Dec. 20 that they would move to take control of the state’s sizable retirement funds away from private asset managers who invest heavily in Communist China. ...
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Southern States See Decline in COVID-19 While Infections in Northern States Increase
The COVID-19 pandemic is now displaying a regional divergence in its rate of spread in the United States. While infections in southern states are declining, the number of cases being reported in northern states are...
The Biden Administration’s Decision to Ration Monoclonal Antibodies Is Putting Lives At Risk
The Biden administration’s recent move to ration monoclonal antibody treatments is putting lives of people infected with COVID-19 at further risk. The antibodies are believed to stem the effects of the infection once administered to...