Editorial: Floridians’ unseen struggle

Even in a good economy, nearly half of Florida households scrape just to cover the basics. Jayci Peters, left, with Feeding Tampa Bay assists a TSA employee with a box of food and personal hygiene products at a food bank set up at Tampa International Airport in January. The United Way says some 47 percent […]

Envision Credit Union introduces new financial education series

Free workshops will cover a variety of topics to help individuals achieve financial success “We understand how difficult it can be to wrap your head around every financial concept out there,” said Kelli Water, Community Development Manager of Envision Credit Union. “That is why our team is committed to providing free workshops that are open […]

A salue to Troy Caine in pictures

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For Bill Simmons’s The Ringer, Podcasting Is the Main Event

“If somebody didn’t succeed, I don’t think that says anything about the business,” Mr. Simmons said in an interview late last year. “You could look at basketball and say, ’Oh, the [Atlanta] Hawks stink…what’s going on with basketball?’ Nobody would ever do that.” Mr. Simmons, who launched the company three years ago after a 14-year […]

Iowa’s Prince Hydraulics plant closing, moving work to Nebraska, South Dakota facilities

SIOUX CITY, Ia. — A Sioux City manufacturing plant is closing and roughly forty jobs will be eliminated. The Sioux City Journal reports that Prince Hydraulics employees were told Friday that the Sioux City plant would close and the work will move to other locations. Shannon Stucker with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace […]

Florida will draw 2020 Democratic hopefuls in 2019

Hide caption @gbennettpost Candidates are likely to spend significant time in the state. Roughly two dozen Democrats have shown some level of interest in running. Florida Democratic voters — and especially the party’s donor base — can expect to see a horde of potential presidential candidates in the Sunshine State in the year ahead. Roughly […]

Florida Realtors® Announces New General Counsel

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Juana Watkins, J.D., will serve Florida Realtors® as its new general counsel and vice president of law and policy. Florida Realtors logo (PRNewsFoto/Florida Realtors) For the past several months, Watkins, 45, served the state association as its associate general counsel. She brings more than 16 years of leadership […]

The Notre Dame leprechaun took a spill on the Winter Classic ice

Before the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks faced off in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium, the university’s famous leprechaun mascot made an appearance on the ice — and proceeded to lose an edge. NBC replayed the spill during the broadcast, with analyst Pierre McGuire commenting that the leprechaun “went down like a power […]

$30M approved for counties impacted by Hurricane Michael

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s Housing Finance Corporation Board unanimously approved $30 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds for counties most impacted by Hurricane Michael. Friday’s decision allows housing staff to proceed with the development Request for Application (RFA) for HOME Program financing and authorize the Executive Director to establish a review committee for […]