Tampa chamber to focus on workforce development and affordable housing in coming year

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s policy agenda for 2019 also includes following plans to spend revenue from a new transportation sales tax and working to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in the area. Jamie Harden, left, the incoming chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and outgoing chamber chairman Steve Bernstein discuss the […]

Audit details errors Florida made in issuing gun permits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida department that approves gun permits and licenses for security guards and private investigators had inadequate oversight that led to hundreds of permits issued in error, according to a state audit released this week. The state auditor general report details many of the problems that were previously disclosed by the Department […]

FEMA hiring locals to help area recover from Hurricane Michael

FEMA NORTHWEST FLORIDA (Press Release) – The latest FEMA Disaster Recover Update: • FEMA is hiring people who live in areas affected by Hurricane Michael to join our recovery team as temporary employees. Hiring temporary staff locally allows FEMA to diversify the workforce while affording opportunities for survivors to help other survivors. Jobs are available […]

Merkel critic Seehofer wants to resign as Bavarian conservative chief: media

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is seen before German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s commemorative speech at Berlin’s Reichstag to mark the 100th anniversary of the Weimar Republic, in Berlin, Germany, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt BERLIN (Reuters) – German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, a critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal asylum policies, has told members of […]

Saints open as favorites against Cincinnati Bengals

The New Orleans Saints handed the previously undefeated Rams their first loss Sunday afternoon and are currently on a seven-game winning streak following the 45-35 win. The Saints now head to Cincinnati to face the Bengals. Oddsmakers have New Orleans as a 3.5-point favorite in the matchup. Take a look the NFL’s Week 10 odds […]

AL Tallahassee FL Zone Forecast

AL Tallahassee FL Zone Forecast for Friday, October 19, 2018 ————— 250 FPUS52 KTAE 192306 ZFPTAE Zone Forecast Product for Florida National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 703 PM EDT Fri Oct 19 2018 ALZ065-200800- Coffee- Including the cities of Battens Crossroads, Enterprise, Enterprise Municipal A/P, and Keyton 604 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018 .REST […]

Grants Available to Reduce Bear Attacks in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WWSB) – Local governments have until August 1st to apply for grants intended to reduce bear-human conflicts. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is making 500 thousand dollars in grants available for communities, with a preference going to those that have enacted “BearWise” ordinances requiring residents and businesses to bear-proof trash containers. […]