Stories tagged: "local news"

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.

Puerto Rico - Corruption - Mayors
What You Need to Know About the New Corruption Scandals in Puerto Rico

What You Need to Know About the New Corruption Scandals in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico - FEMA - Infrastructure
FEMA Has Only Approved Two Projects to Update Puerto Rico’s Power Grid

Since the blackout, PREPA and Luma have presented a total of 20 projects, of which only two have been approved. But FEMA says that nearly 500 projects are needed.

Puerto Rico - Black Out
Puerto Rico’s Power Grid Comes Under Congressional Scrutiny

Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González asked the Natural Resources Committee to hold a hearing with those responsible, given the lack of urgency to resolve the situation.

Puerto Rico - Blackout - Electricity
More Than Half of Puerto Rico Still Doesn’t Have Electricity 40 Hours After Massive Blackout 

According to a FEMA statement, LUMA and PREPA have not submitted transmission and distribution projects, even though $9.5 billion has been approved for the reconstruction and modernization of the island's electrical system.