Calls to remove the statues, denounced as symbols of white supremacy, were reignited in the wake of national protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd.
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Some states are allowing restaurants to reopen at limited indoor capacity. Cities are letting them have more outdoor seating by closing off streets, sidewalks and parking lots.
Three factors contribute to the county's high mortality rate: a large elder population, lack of available testing, and frequent travel among residents and visitors to and from the New York metro area, the national epicenter of the outbreak.
Florida joins more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in moves that have similarly restricted residents and businesses. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision came as Texas and Pennsylvania took similar action.
Waste Management reversed its decision to cut mixed paper recycling in 14 Broward County municipalities, but says reduced contamination is needed.
The appeals court found the law created an unconstitutional penalty against people who can’t afford to pay certain financial obligations, but have served the rest of their sentences.
The Miami City Commission will begin humanely trapping and relocating peacocks from one neighborhood after years of complaints from residents.
“These legislators are doing things without even speaking to, or thinking about, local governments,” says the city commissioner.
The 10-day competition sent 750 snake hunters into the Florida Everglades, with the goal of removing as many Burmese pythons as possible.
The FBI changed its policy to allow agents to inform both state and local election officials when election systems are breached.
The legislation they introduced is inspired by the case of a college student who overslept on the day he was supposed to sit on a jury and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
Every year, people run into problems frying turkeys. Fire departments and other local officials have suggestions on how to prevent serious mishaps.
Food Not Bombs is appealing the latest ruling in a case that challenged restrictions on sharing food with the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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In communities hit by recent storms, government leaders have undertaken initiatives to try to speed up federal temporary housing help for residents.
Blue-green algae blooms have been reported in dozens of states and municipalities, shutting beaches and putting people and animals at risk.
The Orlando Police Department ended its pilot program involving facial recognition technology this month, saying the agency was unable to devote the necessary resources to the program.
In college towns, student volunteers may make up a disproportionate percentage of the total volunteers.
The state of Florida encourages divers to remove an invasive species of fish from its waters in an annual challenge, naming the winner the Lionfish King (or Queen).
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