Stories tagged: "Florida"


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Floricua of the Week: His Bones Were Like Glass. Now Héctor Ramos Is A Bodybuilder

Severe health conditions didn’t stop Ramos from carrying on, even when doctors told him he couldn’t exercise because his bones were too fragile. He will be participating in a bodybuilding national competition next month.

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Know Your Candidate (Part 2): Olga González Knows Struggle. That’s Why She Wants to be Kissimmee’s Mayor.

The Floricua city commissioner never imagined being part of the political arena after surviving a serious accident and a few evictions. Now she’s running for mayor.

In this June 8, 2020, file photo, Rodney Ott, owner of The Loft, makes mixed drinks from behind the bar for patrons as he reopens fully for the first time amid the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Flint, Mich.
Bars Are Giant Petri Dishes for COVID-19. That’s Why States Are Closing Them Down Again.

Many large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied directly to bars. An Orlando, Florida, bar has been linked to as many as 150 cases and more than 130 infections have been tied to a single bar in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Arizona, Florida, and Texas See a Surge in COVID Cases. Now Their Governors Are Singing a Different Tune.

Listen to how these governors first reacted to COVID vs. how they're talking now.

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Know Your Candidate (Part 1): Jackie Espinosa Wants to Be Kissimmee’s Mayor. Here’s Her Vision for the City.

The business owner is one of six candidates running for the mayoral chair in the Florida city. Two more candidates are also Puerto Rican women.

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Dr. William Félix’s Journey From Treating High-Performance Athletes to COVID Patients

The Puerto Rican sports physician traveled the world with the NBA. When the pandemic hit, helping COVID-19 patients became his calling in life.

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The Second Presidential Debate Is Moving to America’s Newest Coronavirus Hot Zone

Florida is a new hot zone for Coronavirus cases. Yet, the second presidential debate is confirmed to be held in the Sunshine State instead of Michigan.