Greg Allen

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2020's Monster Hurricane Season Still Has Surprises

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

In a postseason review of last year's hurricane season, NOAA meteorologists upgrade Zeta to a "major" Category 3 storm. It hit New Orleans and southeast Louisiana on Oct. 28.


DeSantis Signs New Voting Law With More Restrictions In Florida

Friday, May 07, 2021

Florida's governor signed a new law that puts new restrictions on voting. Opponents have already filed lawsuits, saying it's aimed at suppressing the Democratic vote.


Charlie Crist To Run Against DeSantis In Florida Governor's Race

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Charlie Crist announced Tuesday that he's running as a Democrat for Florida governor (again). In a video, he touts his progressive record as governor (but doesn't mention he was a Republican).


Fla. Republican Gov. DeSantis Cancels COVID-19 Restrictions Statewide

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

County and city rules requiring face masks, or imposing social distancing guidelines, have been invalidated — even though less than half the state's eligible residents have been fully vaccinated.


Cruise Lines Are Getting Antsy To Set Sail

Friday, April 30, 2021

After being shut down for more than a year, the cruise industry is frustrated over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's lack of a clear timeline for setting sail again.


Scientists Hope New Techniques Will Reverse Decline In Florida Reefs

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

NOAA is overseeing a $100 million effort to restore Florida's most important coral reefs. Over the last 40 years, they've been degraded by disease, development and environmental stresses.


Florida Adopts Nation's Toughest Restrictions On Protests

Monday, April 19, 2021

Florida's new law increases penalties for violence and property damage committed during a protest. And it requires that those arrested likely be held in jail overnight.


Proposed Law In Florida Targets Transgender Student Athletes

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Florida is the latest state to consider a law targeting transgender athletes. The measure would require athletes to compete in school sports according to their sex assigned at birth.


Critics Say Anti-Protest Bill In Florida Threatens Freedom Of Speech

Friday, April 09, 2021

Florida's Republican-led legislature is expected to approve a measure imposing new penalties on people who take part in protests. Critics say it targets minorities and violates freedom of speech.


Another Above-Average Hurricane Season Forecast

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Another above-average hurricane season is in the forecast, with 17 named storms and four major hurricanes. Researchers say the growing number of intense storms is due to climate change.


Longtime Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings Dies At 84

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Hastings became Florida's first Black federal judge but was later impeached and removed from office. He went on to win a seat in Congress, where he was known as the "Dean of the Florida Delegation."


Why Redistricting Efforts Are Even More Chaotic Than In Past Decades

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The once-a-decade process of redrawing congressional and legislative maps this year is more disruptive than usual. The delay in releasing census data could force some states to postpone primaries.


Florida Democrats Call For A New Election After GOP Charged With Manipulating Race

Friday, March 19, 2021

A GOP political operative is being charged with paying a sham candidate to run for Florida State Senate and unseating the incumbent Democrat. Democrats are calling for a new election.


Scientists Find New Invasive Mosquito Species In Florida

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Aedes scapularis mosquitoes are from the tropics and can carry yellow fever. Entomologist Lawrence Reeves recently identified them among mosquitoes he collected near Everglades National Park in 2019.


Ex-Felons In Florida Gain Right To Serve On Juries And Run For Public Office

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of Florida felons who have completed their sentences can now serve on juries and run for public office since a discriminatory law from the Reconstruction era has been overturned.


Protected Status Extension Applies To More Than 300,000 Venezuelans

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

The Biden administration's decision to grant temporary protected status to Venezuelans in the U.S. was applauded in South Florida. That region is home to thousands who fled their home country.


The Florida Democratic Party Has A Problem: It's Broke And Disorganized

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

After losing two seats in Congress and several in the legislature in November's election, Florida's Democratic Party is soul searching with a new party chairman at the helm.


Florida Democrats Try To Regroup After Big November Losses

Monday, March 01, 2021

Although Joe Biden won, Democrats in Florida lost big in November, giving up seats in Congress and the state legislature. They face tough races in next year's election and the state party is broke.


Hurricane Forecasts Will Start Earlier In 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

Named storms have formed in the Atlantic before the official June 1 start of hurricane season in each of the last six years. The National Hurricane Center is discussing starting the season in May.


Pandemic Approaches: The Differences Between Florida, California

Thursday, February 18, 2021

California imposed tough restrictions to try to control the spread of COVID-19, but Florida did not. California struggled with huge case numbers and hospitalizations while Florida did better. Why?