New polling commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Florida voters are concerned over the impact of COVID-19 and pocketbook issues.  As Florida continues to feel the impact of the pandemic, voters strongly prefer that the state expend resources on struggling families, businesses, schools and healthcare systems (63% support) ratherContinue Reading

Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book introduced and advanced legislation in the Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee today that aims to curb the growing endemic of “cyber trafficking”, a practice where both real and stolen images are uploaded to the Internet for people to buy, sell, trade, and exploit. Additionally, the legislationContinue Reading

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reissued the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab-etesevimab (administered together) and Regeneron’s REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab) monoclonal antibody treatments, which states these treatments are not authorized for use in any U.S. state, territory, or jurisdiction at this time. FDAContinue Reading

Grammy-winning Songwriters Hall of Fame member Don McLean celebrates the 50th anniversary of his global hit “American Pie” reaching #1 on the Billboard chart, where it stayed for four weeks! To commemorate the anniversary, McLean has coined his international 50th Anniversary “American Pie” World Tour which will visit multiple destinations in N.Continue Reading

While an Florida bill bill (HB 5/SB 146), banning many abortions, is being fast-tracked in the Florida State Legislature, Plan C has partnered with the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund to launch a mobile campaign to bring the latest pro-abortion efforts to Floridians: abortion pills, particularly the “missed period pills.” DETAILSContinue Reading

With about 200,000 migrant farmworkers in Florida, UF/IFAS Extension and the UF College of Medicine will screen as many as possible for various health conditions and give them nutrition information to help improve access to much-needed health care. First stop, Wimauma. Then, they hope, the rest of Florida.  As partContinue Reading

In Largo, Florida Friday, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the launch of a free substance abuse curriculum for schools in the form of a ‘School Assemblies Toolkit’ through Florida’s The Facts. Your Future. campaign. This program directly engages youth in Florida to improve their understanding of the life-altering effects of drug abuseContinue Reading

Galen College of Nursing and HCA Florida Healthcare, both part of HCA Healthcare, continued their mission to expand access to quality nursing education with today’s announcement of new campuses in Sarasota and Gainesville. With existing Florida campus locations in Tampa Bay and Miami, Galen, one of the largest educators ofContinue Reading

Just a week into the new year, the Tampa Convention Center is excited to announce it will co-host the 2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships and National Congress and Trade Show. The annual national event will take place August 18-21, 2022, with Amalie Arena hosting the artistic gymnastics championships, which will determineContinue Reading

The latest Florida Chamber statewide poll shows a majority (50:41) of likely Florida voters believe Florida is headed in the right direction, while at the same time nearly three-quarters of voters believe the country is on the wrong track. Only three of Florida’s ten media markets believe Florida is onContinue Reading

The Big Bounce America, home of the only Guinness-certified world record holder of The  World’s Largest Bounce House, rolls into Sarasota, Florida from Friday, January 14th through  Sunday, January 16th, 2022 at Nathan Benderson Park. Produced by XL Event Lab, The Big  Bounce America is the biggest touring inflatable eventContinue Reading

Much of the history of enslaved people in the United States has gone undocumented. Now, cutting edge technology, and the perseverance of archaeologists and historians, is bringing to light the secret pathways, communities and outposts that provided refuge to Freedom Seekers. Experts are also uncovering crucial details about the peopleContinue Reading

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing several new and expanded opportunities for climate-smart agriculture in 2022. Updates include nationwide availability of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Incentive Contracts option. These improvements to NRCS’ working lands conservation programs, combined with continued programContinue Reading

On Friday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced securing 15,000 doses of Regeneron have been secured for the people of Florida and will be immediately utilized to support new monoclonal antibody sites. Earlier this week, Governor DeSantis highlighted the importance of these lifesaving therapeutics and called on the Biden Administration toContinue Reading

Presented by NewSong Ministries with Premier Productions, Winter Jam, Christian music’s biggest multi-artist tour, is back for 2022 with headliners Skillet and Tauren Wells and a solid lineup of acts. Sponsored by Compassion International and coupled with a $10 at the door donation, Winter Jam welcomes everyone to the “AllContinue Reading

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Tatiana Power (41, Weston) today pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy related to a Florida-based international enterprise that operated subscription-based sexually exploitative “child modeling” websites. Power faces up to 20 years in federal prison. According to court documents, Tatiana Power (alsoContinue Reading