There are at least three potential class-action lawsuits facing Florida’s public university system as some students contend they should receive refunds for what they see as “inferior” products as universities were forced to shift to online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The coronavirus pandemic has slowed down efforts to revive Jacksonville’s once-vibrant, historically African American Eastside neighborhood, but advocates and business owners are optimistic that progress will resume.
ByChristopher Hong - The Florida Times-Union•May 16, 2020
NextEra Energy, the parent company of Florida Power and Light, hired Sam Mousa and Tim Baker, two local lobbyists with close ties to Mayor Lenny Curry, in connection to their attempt to purchase JEA, according to a response to a subpoena it received last month from a Jacksonville City Council investigative committee.
Florida State College at Jacksonville and Edward Waters College are both expecting to receive more federal CARES Act funding, on top of the millions of dollars they’ve already been given in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will announce Friday additional “phase one” measures to reopen the state’s economy, with the moves expected to include allowing more people to be seated in restaurants and allowing gyms to operate.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a virtual public hearing Wednesday afternoon on a proposal to mine for heavy minerals next to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Georgia near the Florida border.
Protestors from Jacksonville’s NAACP and the Northside Coalition circled the Duval County Courthouse in their cars with horns blaring on Tuesday, calling for recently elected Circuit Judge Michael Kalil to resign.
WJCT’s Odd Ball podcast and its website took home the first-place honor in the category of digital programming at this year’s Florida News Awards, given out by the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists. The award ceremony took place Saturday evening via Facebook Live.