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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Palm Beach Going Strong in an Upswing

Very good results in the year 2019 according to the State of the Chamber speech delivered on January 22, 2020.
Anquan Boldin shares poignant inspiration for social justice

Anquan Boldin Shares Poignant Inspiration for Social Justice

In the spot that will run through Super Bowl Sunday, highlights the 2015 shooting death of Boldin's cousin Corey Jones.
News Flash from Florida Legislators: Telegraph Era is Over

News Flash from Florida Legislators: Telegraph Era is Over

Before there was instant messaging, emails and even corded telephones, there was the reliable telegraph.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

Gov. Ron DeSantis Calls for Teacher Raises, New Abortion Law

DeSantis' State of the State speech marked the opening of the Legislature’s annual 60-day session.
Democrats unveil billboard of Trump tossing paper towels

Florida Democratic Party’s Billboard: “Never Forget”

Florida Democratic Party unveiled the billboard in the large Puerto Rican population of Kissimmee.
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Aldridge, DeRozan Help Spurs Escape to Beat Heat 107-102

Aldridge, DeRozan Help Spurs Escape to Beat Heat 107-102

G Tyler Herro missed the game with a bruised left knee. James Johnson was limited to five points.
Magic Snap Lakers’ 9-game Winning Streak in 119-118 Thriller

Magic Snap Lakers’ 9-game Winning Streak in 119-118 Thriller

Fultz had several big contributors to what was likely the Magic’s best win of the season.
Nunn Scores 33, Heat 18-1 at Home after Edging Spurs 106-100

Nunn Scores 33, Heat 18-1 at Home after Edging Spurs 106-100

Miami improved to 18-1 at home, one win shy of matching last season’s home win total.
Herro Leads Balanced Heat Effort in 122-108 Rout of Pacers

Herro Leads Balanced Heat Effort in 122-108 Rout of Pacers

Jimmy Butler exchanged bumps, words and gestures with Indiana’s T.J. Warren, who was ejected.
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Will Puerto Ricans New to Florida Swing State to Democrats

Will Puerto Ricans New to Florida Swing State to Democrats?

The Hispanic registered voter population in Polk County has boomed with Puerto Ricans.
Miami Super Bowl Organizers Bring Death to Burmese Pythons

Miami Super Bowl Organizers Bring Death to Burmese Pythons

The game’s organizing committee is working with Florida to promote the Python Bowl.
Florida Chamber’s Economist Predicts More Jobs, Population

Florida Chamber’s Economist Predicts More Jobs, Population

Florida’s population will continue rising in 2020, perhaps by as many as 900 new residents a day.
Worker Help Sought to Combat Super Bowl Human Trafficking

Worker Help Sought to Combat Super Bowl Human Trafficking

These are the people most likely to encounter the victims and perpetrators of trafficking.
FBI Asks Apple for Phone Data from Saudi Shooting Suspect

FBI Asks Apple for Phone Data from Saudi Shooting Suspect

Investigators have been trying to access the two devices — an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 5 that belonged to Mohammed Alshamrani
Trump Settled on Iran Strike from his Mar-a-Lago Resort

From Resort amid Palm Trees, Trump Settled on Iran Strike

Trump’s advisers presented him with an array of options at his Florida club.
Fake Frogs in School Dissections Eliminate Gross-out Factor

Fake Frogs in School Dissections Eliminate Gross-out Factor

One Florida high school recently tried to eliminate the gross-out factor by using fake, yet highly realistic, frogs.
Drag Queen, Lime among New Year’s ‘Drops’ in Florida Keys

Drag Queen, Lime among New Year’s ‘Drops’ in Florida Keys

There were plenty of things dropping for New Year’s Eve in Key West, Florida.
Miami Ballet School a Haven for Venezuelan Dancing Diaspora

Miami Ballet School a Haven for Venezuelan Dancing Diaspora

Lusian Hernandez’s eyes watered when she recalled receiving a free pair of pointe shoes after arriving in Miami on a dance scholarship as her...
Amazon Opening Fifth Fulfillment Center in Florida

Amazon Opening Fifth Fulfillment Center in Florida

The center will need 500 workers, who will earn $15 an hour or more, Amazon said in a statement.
Slave Cemetery Poses Questions for Country Club in Tallahassee

Slave Cemetery Poses Questions for Country Club in Tallahassee

The discovery of 40 graves has spawned discussion about how to honor those who lie in rest at the golf course.
Trump Calls Troops Ahead of Christmas Holiday

Trump Calls Troops Ahead of Christmas Holiday

President Donald Trump called members of all five branches of the military stationed across the world.
Semitrailer Inflicts Major Damage on Closed Florida Landmark

Semitrailer Inflicts Major Damage on Closed Florida Landmark

A semitrailer plowed into a historic inn south of Orlando, no apparent injuries.
Blue Origin Launches, Lands Same Rocket Record 6 Times

Blue Origin Launches, Lands Same Rocket Record 6 Times

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space company, has scored another successful spaceflight.
Federal Officials Want $100M for Reef Restoration in Florida Keys

Federal Officials Want $100M for Reef Restoration in Florida Keys

The funds will help restore seven significant coral reef sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Pensacola gunman got around a ban on foreigners buying guns

Pensacola Naval Base Gunman Got Around a Ban on Foreigners Buying Guns

Loophole may explain how a Saudi flight student who shot three in Pensacola was able to purchase a weapon.
FBI Presumes Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Was Act of Terrorism

Cyberattack Downs City Computers in Pensacola

Federal authorities are investigating a cyberattack on the city of Pensacola hours after the shooting.
Banana, Duct Tape Add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

Banana, Duct Tape Add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

“Comedian” — a spotty banana duct-taped to a wall by artist Maurizio Cattelan. sold for $120,000.
FBI Presumes Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Was Act of Terrorism

FBI Presumes Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Was Act of Terrorism

FBI investigators are trying to establish whether the Saudi gunman acted alone or as part of a larger plot.
The District Flats Breaks Ground in West Palm Beach

New Rental Community Coming to West Palm Beach’s Warehouse District

The District Flats will feature a modern-industrial designed in a neighborhood that's a favorite destination for millennials.
Pensacola Shooter Was Saudi Aviation Student

Pensacola Shooter Was Saudi Aviation Student

The assault, which left eight others injured, was the second at a U.S. Navy base this week.
Chase with Stolen UPS Truck Ends with Shootout, 4 Dead

Chase with Stolen UPS Truck Ends with Shootout, 4 Dead

Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase.
Miami Beach Unveils Traffic Sculpture Made of Sand

Miami Beach Unveils Traffic Sculpture Made of Sand

Artist Leandro Erlich used 330 tons (299 metric tons) of sand to create his largest work of art to date.
Court to consider bathroom use by transgender student

Court to Consider Bathroom Use by Transgender Student in Florida

The ruling would cover schools in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, and could carry the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Miami Beach Scene Inspires Dior’s First US Runway Show

Miami Beach Scene Inspires Dior’s First US Runway Show

The show was the first foray on US soil for the iconic Parisian fashion house.
Trump Rule May Mean 1 Million Kids Lose Automatic Free Lunch

Trump Food Stamp Change Could Affect 200K Florida Students

Impacted Florida households would still be eligible for free- and reduced-price meals.
Florida, Four Other States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote Census

Florida GOP, Democrats Unite Against Open Primary Proposal

Lawyers argued the language summarizing the proposed constitutional amendment is confusing and misleading.
18 Democrat Candidates Submitted for Florida's March 17 Presidential Primary

18 Democrat Candidates Submitted for Florida’s March 17 Presidential Primary

The crowded field submitted to state elections officials includes the most recent entries.
In Florida and Elsewhere, GOP Pressured over Climate Change

In Florida, GOP Pressured over Climate Change

Republicans sounding the alarm about the harm that rising oceans pose to coastal communities.
Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-a-Lago Trespass

Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-a-Lago Trespass

Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over to immigration officials.
Questions Raised over DeSantis and his Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Gov. Ron DeSantis Ties E-Verify to Public Safety

DeSantis is pushing lawmakers to require all employers to use a federally operated electronic database.
Florida, Four Other States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote Census

Florida States Resisting Creation of Panels to Promote Census

Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas have not set up complete count committees.
Florida Panhandle Devastated by Hurricane Michael

Florida Officials Bilked FEMA out of Hurricane Money

Two former Lynn Haven officials approved false invoices for the two companies for work never performed.
Questions Raised over DeSantis and his Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Gov. Ron DeSantis Proposes Budget Plan: Teacher Pay, Fewer Pythons

The proposal is about $400 million over the current Florida spending plan.
Ethics Outcry as Trump Touts ‘Magnificent’ Doral for Next G7

Email Shows Trump’s Doral Property not Among Original G-7 Sites

Trump had claimed in August that his Trump National Doral had emerged as a top contender.
Governor Ron DeSantis Appeals Court Rulings on Voting

Governor Ron DeSantis Appeals Court Rulings on Voting

Republicans and Democrats battle over the order of names on ballots and who is eligible to cast those ballots.
Ethics Reviews Florida Rep. Hastings over Staff Relationship

Ethics Reviews Florida Rep. Hastings over Staff Relationship

The 14-term Democrat has a personal relationship with a member of his staff.
Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

Plan Would Protect 21 Coral Hot Spots in Gulf of Mexico

The plan has attracted the attention of fishing groups, who want the government to take a cautious approach.
Mother of Missing Florida Girl Charged; Human Remains Found

Mother of Missing Florida Girl Charged; Human Remains Found

Taylor Rose Williams’ mother charged with child neglect and giving false information.
Shakira Plans a Latin Tribute at Upcoming Super Bowl in Miami

Shakira Plans a Latin Tribute at Upcoming Super Bowl in Miami

She will celebrate latin culture and showcase it in a country where Latinos have also struggled a lot.
Highlights of the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

‘Cuba’ Highlights the 2019 Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival

Cuba by Director Peter Chang is a film that transcends economics and politics.
After tax law, Florida sees movers but not from New York

After Tax Law, Florida Sees Movers But Not From New York

Whether the tax law got people to move to Florida is still open to debate.
Trump Changes Primary Residence from New York to Florida

Trump Changes Primary Residence from New York to Florida

Trump filed a “declaration of domicile” paperwork changing it to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
FLIBS Celebrates 60 Years of the Best Marine Traditions in South Florida

FLIBS Celebrates 60 Years of the Best Marine Traditions in South Florida

FLBS 2019 features 1,200+ exhibitors featuring 1,500+ boats on display.
Trump Administration Bans US Flights to all Cuban Cities but Havana

Trump Administration Bans US Flights to all Cuban Cities but Havana

This is Trump's latest move to roll back the Obama-era easing of relations.
Florida’s Lone Statewide Elected Democrat Takes on Trump

Florida’s Lone Statewide Elected Democrat Takes on Trump

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has energetically promoted key issues for Democrats.
Unique Guitar-shaped Hotel Opens at Seminole Casino

Unique Guitar-shaped Hotel Opens at Seminole Casino

The Guitar Hotel had its grand opening Thursday on the tribe’s land in Hollywood.
Florida's Republican-dominated Senate Backs Sheriff’s Ouster

Florida’s Republican-dominated Senate Backs Sheriff’s Ouster

The 25-15 vote for removal was no surprise in the Republican-dominated Senate.
Miami Bridge Fall Blamed on Design, Lack of Oversight

Miami Bridge Fall Blamed on Design, Lack of Oversight

The cracking observed days before the collapse should have prompted contractors to close the road.
SeaWorld Releases Rescued Manatee after Treatment of an Injury

SeaWorld Releases Rescued Manatee after Treatment of an Injury

The manatee was found injured in May by the Florida Wildlife Commission and treated at SeaWorld.
Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murder of Florida Law Professor

Jury Spares Life of Man who Killed Law Professor Dan Markel

The judge sentenced Sigfredo Garcia to spend the rest of his life in prison.
No Candidates in Sight, but Florida Democrats Energized

No Candidates in Sight, but Florida Democrats Energized

Party leaders in Florida aren’t repeating that pattern this election cycle.
Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murder of Florida Law Professor

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murder of Florida Law Professor

Some of Markel’s family bowed their heads as the jury streamed back into the courtroom and delivered its verdicts.
Decades After her Daughter’s Death, a Mother Gets Answers

Decades After her Daughter’s Death, a Mother Gets Answers

Rosie Hill was one of scores of vulnerable women preyed upon by Samuel Little.
Drive Shack, the Palm Beaches' New Golf-themed Entertainment Attraction

Drive Shack, the Palm Beaches’ New Golf-themed Entertainment Attraction

A multi-level venue in West Palm Beach igniting fun with a mix of friendly competition, food, and drinks.
NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

NASA Launches Satellite to Explore Where Air Meets Space

The satellite is called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer.
Two Florida Businessmen Tied to Giuliani Arrested on Campaign Charges

Two Florida Businessmen Tied to Giuliani Arrested on Campaign Charges

They were central to Giuliani’s efforts to get government officials in Ukraine to investigate Biden.
Red Tide is Back in Florida’s Southwest Coast

Red Tide is Back in Florida’s Southwest Coast

Scientists also observed low concentrations of the red tide algae in Lee County.
Hundreds Mourn Iconic Mexican Crooner Jose Jose at Miami Wake

Hundreds Mourn Iconic Mexican Crooner Jose Jose at Miami Wake

The “Prince of Song,” José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz died in Miami at age 71. The singer had been battling pancreatic cancer.
First Latin Quarter WPB Hispanic Heritage Month Parade

WPB’s Latin Quarter Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a Parade

The Parade happened on October 5 to celebrate the culture and contributions of Latinos in West Palm Beach.
Miami Project Gala to Honor Buoniconti

Remembering Nick: Miami Project Gala to Honor Buoniconti

He devoted the last 34 years of his life to finding a cure for people affected by spinal cord injury.
Report Critical of Sheriff’s Post-Parkland Suspension

Report Critical of Sheriff’s Post-Parkland Suspension

The report argues the governor failed to show the sheriff’s policies or alleged negligence.
DNA Links Florida Man to ‘Serial’ Slayings of Women

Police: DNA Links Florida Man to ‘Serial’ Slayings of Women

Rachel Bey’s strangulation and the gun deaths of three more were done by one man.
Silver Lining in Epstein Saga: New Focus on Victims’ Rights

Silver Lining in Epstein Saga: New Focus on Victims’ Rights

A federal judge in Florida denied Epstein’s accusers compensation from the U.S. Justice Department.
A Giant Little Haiti Project is Met with Cautious Approval

A Giant Little Haiti Project is Met with Cautious Approval

The billion-dollar development project could change the face of the impoverished neighborhood.
5 people stabbed in Tallahassee, suspect in custody

5 People Stabbed in Tallahassee, Suspect in Custody

A suspect stabbed at least five people at a building supply company in Tallahassee.
Southern Gardens Citrus Ends Processing at Plant in Southwest Florida

Southern Gardens Citrus Ends Processing at Plant in Southwest Florida

Southern Gardens Citrus announced the end of processing at its plant in southwest Florida.
Person Killed After Vehicle Collided with Virgin Train

Person Killed After Vehicle Collided with Virgin Train

The fatal accident that happened Friday, Sep. 6 by 9 pm.
Miami’s Bahamian Ties Inspire Relief Effort After Dorian

Miami’s Bahamian Ties Inspire Relief Effort After Dorian

Floridians are showing up in droves to give cans of food, bottles of water and boxes of diapers.
Dorian Weakens to a Category 2 Storm, but is 'Growing in Size'

Dorian Weakens to a Category 2 Storm, but is ‘Growing in Size’

Dorian is now a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour.
Shooting Survivors on Potential Collision Course with Trump

Parents, County Clash in Court over Parkland Shootings

Parents asked to rule that each pull of the trigger was a separate occurrence.
Star Wars Hotel at Disney World Like a Cruise into Space

Star Wars Hotel at Disney World Like a Cruise into Space

Disney officials offered new details on its recently announced Star Wars-themed resort in Florida.
Four Employees of Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills Charged

Employees of Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills Charged

Four employees of a Florida nursing home where 12 people died in sweltering heat after a hurricane cut power were charged Monday, at least three of...
Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

Florida Man Convicted in Parking Lot Shooting of Black Man

Six jurors deliberated for six hours before convicting Michael Drejka for the death of Markeis McGlockton.
Florida’s Iconic Palm Trees Threatened by Invasive Disease

Florida’s Iconic Palm Trees Threatened by Invasive Disease

Florida’s iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months.
Florida Bar finds no violation in Gaetz tweet about Cohen

Florida Bar Finds no Violation in Gaetz Tweet about Cohen

The probe stemmed from a Gaetz tweet on Feb. 27 before Cohen’s testimony at a House committee.
Government Suggests Taking Key Deer off Endangered List

Government Suggests Taking Key Deer off Endangered List

Environmentalists say there are continuing threats to the animal due to development in the Florida Keys.
Survivors Oppose Museum for Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Group Opposes Museum for Pulse Nightclub Massacre

A group of survivors and family members have formed an organization to oppose of a private museum.
New Surveillance Center in Broward for Rapid Crime Response

New Surveillance Center in Broward for Rapid Crime Response

New 2,600-square-foot (240-square-meter) strategic command and intelligence center.
Doubling Resources to Remove the Invasive Pythons in the Everglades

Doubling Resources to Remove the Invasive Pythons from the Everglades

The state has been paying select hunters to catch and kill the invasive snakes on state lands.
Homestead Migrant Child Detention Camp Emptying Out

Homestead Migrant Child Detention Camp Emptying Out

The Homestead facility has been a frequent subject of protests and visits by members of Congress.
Florida Latest Place to Declare Emergency over Hepatitis A

Florida Latest Place to Declare Emergency over Hepatitis A

Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared an emergency to allow the state to spend more on testing and treatment.

Scott Says he Wasn’t Told About Russian Hacking in 2016

Scott said he was never contacted by the Department of Homeland Security in 2016.
Florida’s ‘Pill Mills’ Were a Gateway to the Opioid Crisis

Florida’s ‘Pill Mills’ Were a Gateway to the Opioid Crisis

The flow of prescription opioids throughout the U.S. has again put the spotlight on Florida’s pill mill industry.
Palm Beach County Sheriff to Investigate Epstein's Work Release

PBC Sheriff to Investigate Epstein’s Work Release

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will focus on whether deputies violated any rules or regulations.
Lights for Liberty Vigil at Homestead Temporary Shelter

Lights for Liberty Vigil at Homestead Temporary Shelter

Lights for Liberty vigil calling for an end to the incarceration of children.
Mobile Home Residents Hit with Soaring Rent after Hurricanes

Mobile Home Residents Hit with Soaring Rent after Hurricanes

For many, mobile homes may be the only affordable option after the county was devastated by hurricanes.
Jeffrey Epstein Charged with Molesting Dozens of Girls

Jeffrey Epstein Charged with Molesting Dozens of Girls

The 66-year-old hedge fund manager was charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy.
Investigators Recover Helicopter that Crashed in Bahamas

Investigators Recover Helicopter that Crashed in Bahamas

Investigators have recovered the helicopter that crashed that killed coal billionaire Chris Cline and six other Americans.
More than 20 People Injured at Plantation Shopping Plaza

21 hurt in Shopping Plaza Blast: Gas Lines Found Ruptured

A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar, injuring more than 20 people.
Woman Dies from Flesh-eating Disease on Coquina Beach

Woman Dies from Flesh-eating Disease on Coquina Beach

A 77-year-old woman was infected by flesh-eating bacteria and died nearly two weeks after.
New Florida law authorizes statewide needle exchanges

New Florida Law Authorizes Statewide Needle Exchanges

University of Miami pilot program protects drug users allowing users to exchange used syringes.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Signed Bill Banning Sanctuary Policies

Gov. Ron DeSantis Signed Bill Banning Sanctuary Policies

The bill prohibits local governments from enacting “sanctuary” polices that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

Street Should Have Closed Before Miami Bridge Collapse

Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order the street closed.
Ex-deputy in Parkland Shooting out of Jail on Reduced Bail

Ex-deputy in Parkland Shooting out of Jail on Reduced Bail

Scot Peterson walked out of the Broward County Jail bond set at $39,500.
Storm season brings new dread while forgotten towns rebuild

Storm Season Brings New Dread While Forgotten Towns Rebuild

For some communities, the devastation remains an open wound, as in Panama City.
Florida Cabinet Meets in Israel Under Media Objection

Florida Cabinet Meets in Israel Under Media Objection

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel waving away complaints.
Theme Park Attendance Crosses Half-billion Mark for 1st Time

Theme Park Attendance Crosses Half-billion Mark for 1st Time

Magic Kingdom in Florida was the best-attended park in the world with 20.8 million in 2018.
Questions Raised over DeSantis and his Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Questions Raised over DeSantis and his Cabinet Meeting in Israel

Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders.
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