Florida’s great outdoors now comes with a paperless option.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has launched a new mobile app that lets hunters and fishermen buy licenses from their smart phones and store those licenses digitally.
“You have people having issues like losing their license or their license getting wet or even they forgot their license at home,” says FWC spokeswoman Amanda Nalley. “Most people have their phone on them regardless of whether they may have left their wallet at home.”
In the wake of the Dec. 20 shooting deaths of two of New York's Finest, Miami's police union is calling for an end to violence against law enforcement officers.
A crowd of police officers and their families and friends gathered outside Bayside Marketplace yesterday to remember Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. The two New York City officers were killed by a gunman who investigators say was angered by recent police-involved deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island.
Florida’s minimum wage will be going up Jan. 1, but the increase won’t necessarily put more money in the pockets of minimum wage workers. The 12 cent increase from $7.93 an hour to $8.05 an hour is not meant to increase wages, it’s just supposed to make sure wages aren’t decreasing due to inflation.
The new Florida minimum wage is almost a dollar more than the federal minimum wage, but still not the $10.10 President Obama was championing for all workers last year.
Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 10:04 pm
Craft-brewing in Florida is big business getting bigger, but many within the community are unhappy about a certain size restriction. In Florida it's legal to fill large bottles known as growlers—just not in the industry-standard size of 64 ounces. But the craft brewing community is mobilizing again this year to get rid of the size regulation.
Mike and Bobby Carbonell are brothers and they run a little shop called Growler Country.
The Panama Canal marked its centennial this year. But another place engineers have always wanted to build a waterway across Central America is Nicaragua. Construction on a Nicaragua canal started last week – and so did protests, there and here.
The Nicaragua Grand Canal, as it’s called, will cost an estimated $50 billion. And at 173 miles it will be more than five times longer than the Panama Canal.
Impassioned reactions continue to pour in over the political and social implications of President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba. This week, 90.7 economic analyst Hank Fishkind takes Nicole Creston through the economic implications for Florida and for our region.
Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 9:01 am
Moving quickly after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, a state lawmaker Friday filed a bill that would allow secretly recorded conversations to be used as evidence in such cases.
Alan Louder, Director of Juvenile Diversion Program at the State Attorney's Office talks with a juvenile during a community service project to feed the homeless. The activity is one component of the diversion program.