Florida's citrus industry has seen a sales boost during pandemic

Jul 1, 2020
Since January, the state has been promoting orange juice, using digital ads.
An orange grove in Fort Pierce, Florida, late last year.
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Disney reopenings in doubt after COVID-19 cases spike

Jun 25, 2020
Disney has plans to reopen its Florida theme park next month, despite a workers' petition calling for them to reconsider.
The Disneyland reopening in California, planned for mid-July, has been delayed for now.
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What if Florida caused the Great Depression?

Jan 17, 2020
An argument that Florida's land boom in the 1920s, not the stock market crash, was the real reason for the financial crisis that followed.
Aerial view of the Flamingo Hotel and several yachts in Biscayne Bay beyond, Miami Beach, Florida, 1920s. The Flamingo was built by Carl Fisher and was one of the first large hotels built in the area. It has subsequently been demolished.
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Many states still suspend driver's licenses for unpaid fines that are not related to driving

Sep 25, 2019
In some states, like Florida, government agencies depend on fines to make up budge shortfalls.
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Iguana control businesses in Florida kept busy

Jul 25, 2019
Growing numbers of green iguanas, an invasive species in Florida, mean the business of iguana control is booming.
Perry Colato, co-owner of Redline Iguana Removal, holds a green iguana he caught using a cage trap in South Florida. His business is about a year old.
Verónica Zaragovia

Affordable housing plan is music to the ears of artists

Jun 24, 2019
Homeownership gives creatives a place to live and work.
Christina Pritchard in the townhouse
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In memory of her daughter, a Florida mom opens a prom store ... where everything is free

May 28, 2019
Regina Talabert opened up a free prom pop-up store in tribute to her daughter Noricia.
Regina Talabert holds up a dress.
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Florida's new governor brings a new approach to climate change

May 24, 2019
Under former governor Rick Scott, Florida state employees said — and documents confirmed — there was a ban on using the term "climate change." Instead of "sea level rise," employees were instructed to say "nuisance flooding."
A woman walks through flooded streets in the rural migrant worker town of Immokalee, which was especially hard hit by Hurricane Irma on September 13, 2017 in Immokalee, Florida.
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The hidden junk economy on the Miami River

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May 10, 2019
Despite its lack of order, it works.
Wilson Simon sorts through used mattresses for resale in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. A mattress is one of the most sought after commodities in the underground, break-bulk shipping industry between Miami and Haiti and is considered to be “gold” among vendors.
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Company wins court battle over exploratory oil drilling in Florida Everglades

Mar 20, 2019
After years of legal battles, a Miami-based company won the right to carry out exploratory oil drilling in the Florida Everglades.
After years of legal battles, a Miami-based company won the right to carry out exploratory oil drilling in the Florida Everglades.
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