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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 21, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Oct. 20 The Orlando Sentinel on Gov. Ron DeSantis' actions at a recent Trump rally: Mark down Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, as the date when Ron DeSantis officially stopped pretending that public health was more important than politics. That’s when Florida’s...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, file photo, voters Jenny Hart, center, and James Hart, of Clearwater, wait in line to enter the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Pinellas County Courthouse during early voting in Clearwater, Fla. Florida's Pinellas County is one to watch on election night. It was one of only four counties in Florida to switch from Obama to Trump. One thing everyone can agree on: Keep an eye on Pinellas on election night because it's a barometer for broader trends in the state and possibly the nation. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

Florida's Pinellas County is one to watch on election night

Oct. 21, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Latricia Robinson donned a surgical mask and marched into the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office on a recent day to drop off her ballot, one of more than 135,000 people in the Florida county to vote early so far this election season. The 48-year-old St. Petersburg...

Number of COVID-19 cases ticking up in Miami-Dade schools

Oct. 20, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 90 among students and teachers in Miami-Dade County's public schools since classrooms reopened for face-to-face learning, according to the district's dashboard. Some parents and teachers worry that the number is significantly higher,...

LIV owner David Grutman poses for a photograph at the nightclub, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. LIV, one of Miami's most glamorous, star-studded nightclubs sits empty and quiet these days, a casualty of both the coronavirus outbreak and a power struggle between state and local government over how to contain the scourge. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus

Oct. 19, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — At LIV, one of the most glamorous, star-studded nightclubs in one of the world's biggest party destinations, there's a velvet-roped VIP area, and then there's a secret VIP area. The parties at the club are so legendary they have inspired lyrics from Drake, Kanye West and Rick Ross. High...

White plastic tombstone-shaped pieces are lined up as part of a temporary memorial to some of Miami's victims of the coronavirus at Simonhoff Floral Park, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida reports another uptick in new coronavirus cases

Oct. 17, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported another uptick in new coronavirus infections on Saturday, surging to more than 4,000 cases — the highest number in two months. The state also reported nearly 90 more deaths, which pushed its official death toll to nearly 16,000 Floridians since March. Since...

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump leaves after speaking at a campaign rally at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states

Oct. 17, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent's family and defended his own struggle to contain the pandemic as he fought to energize his sagging reelection bid in the nation's Sun Belt. With Election Day looming, Democrat Joe Biden...

Supporters cheer as President Donald Trump leaves after speaking at a campaign rally at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states

Oct. 16, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent's family and defended his own struggle to contain the pandemic on Friday as he fought to energize his sagging reelection bid in the nation's Sun Belt. With Election Day looming, Democrat Joe...

Florida felon purge would be too late for this election

Oct. 16, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The agency that oversees Florida elections said it will soon send a list of felons who remain ineligible to vote to the counties for a possible purge, but one that state law says will not be completed before the election. The Florida Secretary of State's memo drew sharp...

Florida sees rise in COVID-19 cases a day after data delay

Oct. 13, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida government on Sunday reported an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 a day after not releasing virus data, citing a data glitch. The Florida Department of Health tallied 3,700 new known cases, the highest daily caseload since late August. On Saturday, there were 1,790 new...

Florida head coach Dan Mullen reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mullen was given several more chances Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, to walk back bizarre comments about wanting to pack 90,000 screaming fans inside Florida Field during the coronavirus pandemic. He declined each of them, brushing aside criticism and insisting he's focused on defending national champion LSU.  (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

Mullen brushes aside criticism for wanting to 'pack Swamp'

Oct. 12, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen was given several more chances Monday to clarify any confusion regarding his comments about wanting to pack 90,000 screaming fans inside Florida Field during the coronavirus pandemic. He declined each of them, brushing aside criticism and insisting he's...