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As Drought Adds To COVID-19 Woes, A Reminder To Conserve Water During Florida’s Dry Season

Alachua County had only 0.99 inches of rain in March, according to Fay Baird, the senior hydrologist of the Suwannee River Water Management District. This is less than 25% of what was expected for March, making it one of the driest Marches on record since 1932.

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DeSantis Amends Stay-at-Home Order To Supersede Local Rules, Allows For Religious Gatherings

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an amendment Thursday to the executive order directing Floridians statewide to stay at home, which now states the executive order “shall supersede any conflicting official action or order issued by local officials in response to COVID-19.”

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What You Need To Do To Get Your Government Stimulus Check

The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump aimed at combating the economic ravages of the coronavirus outbreak. Most people don’t …

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‘Law Enforcement Is Last Resort’: Alachua County Sheriff On Stay-At-Home Orders

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There’s been growing curiosity in Florida on an evolving question of the coronavirus response: How will law enforcement enforce stay-at-home orders? Fort Lauderdale announced Friday that residents may face legal action or fines for violating the city’s stay-at-home order.  Broward and Miami-Dade County issued similar orders, in suit. North Central …

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