Florida

Can't Get There From Here: The Missing Middle Along Florida's Coast-to-Coast Trail

Bicyclists tell of having to ride along busy highways as officials say an unfinished segment may be years more in the making.

The New Yorkers Who Moved to Florida

A roundup of celebrities and politicians who headed south to the Sunshine State.

Rents and Home Prices Are Blowing Up in Florida's Miami-Dade County

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has declared a rent emergency, as middle and working class families are hardest hit.

Florida Republicans' Row With Disney Highlights Widening Gap Between GOP and Corporate America

COMMENTARY | It's only the latest example of the GOP being at odds with a company that has historically backed the party.

States With the Most Fentanyl Overdose Deaths

Fentanyl overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in the U.S., more than doubling in the past two years in 30 states, according to a new report.

Best Places for Winter Outdoor Activities

A new list from Outside magazine recommends some of the nation’s top spots for a winter vacation.

Infrastructure Update: Proposals Emerge Calling For Gas Tax Cuts

Florida's governor is backing the idea of suspending his state's gas tax for six months.

The Best and Worst Cities to Retire Are Surprising

Orlando, Florida tops the list for best cities to retire while San Bernardino, California comes in last, according to a report.

To Pay or Not to Pay? What Citizens Think Governments Should Do When Responding to Ransomware Attacks

COMMENTARY | Although some local governments have paid ransoms when under cyberattack, residents oppose this approach.

Supply of Antibody Drugs Could Drop in Some States as Feds Take Over Distribution

The Biden administration announced the new policy after a handful of states, most of them with low vaccination rates, accounted for nearly three-fourths of orders for the Covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatment.

States Turn to Recruiting and Retention Bonuses for Police

Florida’s governor was the latest to propose such a perk, as law enforcement agencies across the country struggle to find and keep officers.

Federal Court Lifts CDC Cruise Ship Restrictions

The order reverses an earlier decision that allowed the restrictions to remain in place. The ruling affects only ships sailing in and out of Florida.

Condo Buildings Are at Risk. So Is All Real Estate.

COMMENTARY | The disaster in Surfside, Florida, focuses attention on condominiums’ flaws, but all forms of property ownership carry the potential for ugly surprises.

The Everglades Experiment: Florida’s First ‘Incentivized’ Prison Redefines Punishment

The initiative focuses on improving the quality of life inside prison, with attention paid to education, career counseling, leisure time, wellness, and planning for reintegration in civilian society before release.

Pandemic Prompts Some States to Pass Struggling Third Graders

Citing mental health concerns, some states are delaying third-grade retention.

Analysis: US Rent Debt Totals Nearly $20B due to Covid-19

Southern states have the largest share of renters with debt, although cities with the most people behind on rent are in California, New York, New Jersey and Florida, according to a recent report.

Florida Poised to Enact Digital Privacy Law

Privacy rights advocates say if the bill becomes law it will pressure Congress to pass federal legislation to ease the growing regulatory burden due to a patchwork of state laws.

Local Corrections Costs Rose by $25 Billion in Last 40 Years

But the coronavirus has ushered in creative lower-cost alternative jail programs that could last long after the pandemic, local leaders say.

GOP Governors Take Action to Block Covid ‘Vaccine Passports’

The Biden administration is making clear it is not planning to pursue a federal proof-of-vaccination program.

The Curious Case of Florida’s Pandemic Response

COMMENTARY | Liberals predicted that Florida would get destroyed by its laissez-faire approach to COVID-19. Conservatives said the state was the future of the economy. What if they were both wrong?