Stories tagged: "local news"

Puerto Rico - Fiona - Diesel
Puerto Rico Seeks US Shipping Waiver as Post-Fiona Diesel Shortage Looms

 Diesel supplies on the island continue to decrease at a high rate, while a British Petroleum ship with 300,000 barrels of diesel just off the island can’t deliver the much-needed fuel because of the Jones Act.

Florida - Ian - Hurricane
Ian Heading to Florida as A Major Hurricane

Hundreds of thousands of Floridians faced mandatory evacuation orders as the center expanded its hurricane warning to include Bonita Beach north through Tampa Bay to the Anclote River.

Puerto Rico - Luma - Protest
Puerto Ricans Return to Calle de la Resistencia to Protest LUMA

Persistent power outages and threats from Puerto Rico’s government prompted the company to announce that it would dedicate more resources and crews to improve service.

Infrastructure - Airports - Florida
Orlando International Airport to Receive $50 Million to Improve Infrastructure

The Gainesville Regional Airport is also part of the investment from Biden’s infrastructure plan that will award nearly $1 billion to improve 85 airports nationwide.

Florida - Vaccines - Kids
Florida Is the Only State that Didn’t Preorder Infants’ COVID-19 Vaccines

US regulators authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, but Gov. DeSantis decided not to facilitate their distribution, delaying their availability in children's hospitals and other facilities that have relied on state distribution of the shots.

Floridia - Housing - Loan
DeSantis Launches Program to Help Select Few Buy a House

The governor used a large portion of state funds allocated to build affordable housing for this home buyer program.

Florida - Surfside - Condominium Collapse
Surfside Condo Collapse Victims Reach Nearly $1 Billion Settlement

The agreement includes developers of an adjacent building, insurance companies, and other defendants.