Category Archives: Florida
The Weeki Wachee Mermaid Theater is kicking it old school. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is bringing back the theater’s clamshell-shaped roof.
While other beer consumers want nothing to do with their cans once they’re empty, a small but growing number of locals keep the containers as part of their personal beer can collections. Some of the cans, which were sold in the early to mid-20th century, can be worth hundreds of dollars.
The Florida Wildlife Commission is taking steps to educate urban communities on coyote encroachment. As the canines become more familiar with a city environment, small pets and livestock are at greater risk.
While same-sex marriage activists view a decision to allow gay marriage in Florida as a milestone, some say it will take a lot more before equality truly wins in the state. Groups like Equality Florida are trying to keep the conversation moving forward.
Many same-sex couples celebrated the lifting of Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage last month. Others, however, lamented the decision by several counties’ clerks of court to stop all marriage ceremonies, regardless of the couples’ orientations.
Multiple intersections in Levy County will be closed starting Tuesday due to a controlled burn at Goethe State Forest. The 10,000 acre burn is the largest in the forest’s history.
Florida received a four out of five-star rating for its efforts to prevent drunk driving. Florida’s current ignition-interlock statutes is the only factor keeping Florida from a five-star rating.
The Fair Food Program works to give Florida farmworkers better working conditions. The program established a zero-tolerance rule for sexual harassment and doubled farmworker’s wages with a raise of one cent per pound.
A bill that would let students carry guns on university campuses is moving through the Legislature two months after a shooter wounded three people at a Florida State University library.