Fight Brewing Over How High To Keep Lake O

Updated May 7 at 12:30 p.m. As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gathers public input on how to operate Lake Okeechobee once it finishes $1.8 billion in repairs to its aging dike, an old fight has resurfaced: how high to keep water levels. It’s a question that has long dogged…

UF Economists Studying COVID-19 Impact On Florida Agriculture, Marine Industries

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is doing a wide-ranging study examining the impacts of COVID-19 on the state’s agriculture and marine industries. Christa Court, an economist who’s the study’s lead researcher, says its goal is to inform decision making at various levels of government when it…

Justices Delve Into Major Medical Marijuana Case

In a case that could have important implications for the medical-marijuana industry, Florida Supreme Court justices Wednesday waded into a battle about whether the state has properly carried out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized marijuana for patients. …

One For The History Books: 14.7% Unemployment, 20.5 Million Jobs Wiped Away

Updated at 9:49 a.m. ET The Labor Department delivered a historically bad employment report Friday, showing 20.5 million jobs lost last month as the nation locked down against the coronavirus. The jobless rate soared to 14.7% — the highest level since the Great Depression. The highest monthly job loss before this…

Putting A Price On COVID-19 Treatment Remdesivir

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has authorized remdesivir for emergency use in seriously ill COVID-19 patients, the experimental drug is another step closer to full approval. That’s when most drugs get price tags. Gilead Sciences, which makes remdesivir, is donating its initial supply of 1.5 million doses, but the…

Prison System To Get Face Masks Amid Outbreak

The Florida Department of Corrections is expected to get an influx of 1 million face masks by the end of the week, state Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz said at a news conference Wednesday. …

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Florida Housing Prices Not Expected To Drop During COVID-19 Pandemic

Housing prices aren’t expected to drop significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group Florida Realtors says that’s because builders have been cautious since the last recession. They’ve built fewer homes, and Florida has a statewide shortage. Florida Realtors’ Chief Economist Brad O’Connor says new home sales are down anywhere from 30%…