Greg Allen

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Manatees are starving in Florida. Wildlife agencies are scrambling to save them

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Ninety percent of the seagrass has died in an important estuary, leaving manatees without enough to eat. More than 1,000 manatees have died, and many others are emaciated and distressed.


Despite omicron, Ron DeSantis remains firmly against lockdowns and vaccine mandates

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Florida's governor is reacting to the omicron variant much differently than New York's. Messaging around how to respond has varied widely by state, depending on politics and recent COVID burdens.


Florida's health care providers are caught between federal and state vaccine rules

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Hospitals in Florida are in a tight spot. They will soon have to choose between obeying a federal rule requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated or a state law banning vaccine mandates.


Event security is rexamined after last week's deadly crush of fans in Houston

Friday, November 12, 2021

Public safety officials and event planners are reevaluating their security plans following the crowd surge at Houston's Astroworld event that killed nine people.


Astroworld organizers had plans for a variety of emergencies, but not a 'crowd surge'

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Organizers of the fatal Astroworld music festival in Houston had an operations plan. It included protocols for an active shooter, terror threats and severe weather. But nothing for a "crowd surge."


Some Florida professors are blocked from testifying in suits against the state

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

A fourth professor has come forward in a controversy at the University of Florida involving free speech, academic freedom and the right of faculty members to testify in lawsuits against the state.


For 51 years this killer whale has lived in a tiny tank. Now her health is at risk

Saturday, October 30, 2021

For decades, activists have argued that Miami Seaquarium housed Lolita, an endangered orca in a tank that's much too small. A new USDA report found other serious violations in how she's been treated.


Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty on all charges in Parkland school shooting rampage

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Nikolas Cruz admitted to being the gunman in the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and pleaded guilty to killing 17 people and wounding 17 others in 2018.


A Florida school district will pay $25 million to the families of Parkland victims

Monday, October 18, 2021

The agreement with the families of 52 people killed, injured or traumatized by the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas settles claims of the families of the deceased and all but one of the injured.


Flood insurance rates are spiking for many, to account for climate risk

Friday, October 15, 2021

FEMA says its new rates better reflect the risk from more intense and frequent rain and floods. The increase could make housing unaffordable for some in the most flood-prone areas.


Florida county is fined for requiring employees to be vaccinated

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Florida has imposed a $3.5 million fine on Leon County for requiring employees to be vaccinated. Gov. Ron DeSantis says that violates a law banning vaccine passports, and that more fines are coming.


Once hailed as "the best police chief in America," Art Acevedo is suspended in Miami

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo, a star in law enforcement circles, appears to be out of a job after six months. He's had a rocky tenure, clashing with city leaders who he says are meddling.


A surge in the cost of flood insurance could make housing unaffordable for many

Monday, October 11, 2021

Millions of homeowners with federal flood insurance are seeing their rates spike, in some cases by thousands of dollars. FEMA says the new program better reflects the real risks of climate change.


A judge is weighing claims in the Surfside condo collapse

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

A judge is weighing competing claims of victims of the condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla. Condo owners who survived could be named in wrongful death lawsuits filed by families of those who died.


50 years ago, Disney World opened its doors and welcomed guests to its Magic Kingdom

Friday, October 01, 2021

Walt Disney secretly bought 40 square miles of land in the Sunshine State, then unveiled plans that would reshape the theme park industry and central Florida.


Disney World Celebrates Its 50th Birthday

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

This week in 1971, Disney World opened to visitors. Walt Disney secretly acquired 40 square miles of land and unveiled his plans that would reshape the theme park industry and central Florida.


Florida Wants To Give Fishermen Another Go At The Great Big Goliath Grouper

Friday, September 24, 2021

The massive fish have been protected since 1990, after they were nearly wiped out. But now, Florida is proposing allowing the first catch of goliath groupers in more than three decades.


Plans Are Underway To Rebuild At Site Of Surfside Condo Collapse

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

As the investigation of the condo collapse in Surfside, Fla., continues, plans are already underway to rebuild at the site. A judge hearing lawsuits related to the collapse is overseeing the sale.


Florida Judge Throws Out Gov. Ron DeSantis' Order Prohibiting School Mask Mandates

Friday, August 27, 2021

The judge said DeSantis overstepped his authority when he ordered schools not to require masks for students. COVID-19, especially the delta variant, is spreading rapidly across the Florida.


School Officials In Miami-Dade County, Fla., Will Likely Defy Order And Require Masks

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Officials in Miami-Dade County in Florida have indicated they will defy an order from their governor and require students to wear face masks when they return to classes next week.