Businesses interrupted as red tide, brown seaweed hits Florida
Residents are complaining about burning eyes and breathing problems. Dead fish have washed up. A beachside festival has been canceled, even though it wasn’t scheduled for another month. To add to the misery, a giant stretch of brown seaweed is coming soon to Florida’s spring-breaking beaches.
"We’ve lost another lion": Former lawmaker, lobbyist Sam Bell dies
Sam Bell, a former powerful member of the Florida House from Volusia County with a long record of legislation aimed at improving education and the lives of children, has died.
After a pandemic boom, Florida lawmakers seek to regulate 'ghost kitchens' and food trailers
When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered restaurants, some entrepreneurs turned to this business model to provide takeout or delivery-only options by preparing meals in shared spaces or portable structures.
Tax breaks get green light
The Senate Finance and Tax Committee this week approved more than $70 million in proposed tax breaks that could become part of a package lawmakers will negotiate later in the legislative session.
Red tide is flaring up. How safe is it to eat fish and other seafood?
As red tide has returned to Southwest Florida, with dead fish and dead eels washing ashore on beaches, you may be wondering if you can still eat your favorite fish or seafood.