Latest Florida Gov Stories

2008-08-23 12:00:09

By Brendan Farrington Associated Press STEINHATCHEE, Fla. -- As Tropical Storm Fay finally got on track Friday to leave Florida behind, flood-stricken homeowners got an encouraging sign: Muddy brown water lines began appearing on the sides of homes, a clue that floodwaters were receding.

2006-08-28 16:13:43

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Monday barred enforcement of a state law that imposed fines on civic groups for failing to meet state deadlines in their voter registration drives, ruling the law violated free-speech rights and discriminated against the groups.

2006-05-18 16:44:00

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida law that fines civic groups conducting voter registration drives violates free speech rights, harms low-income and minority citizens and should be struck down, a lawsuit filed on Thursday said.

2005-10-27 17:54:05

By Tabassum Zakaria MIAMI (Reuters) - President George W. Bush checked on relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Wilma on Thursday to ensure federal assistance is provided in a smoother fashion than the widely criticized emergency response after Hurricane Katrina.

2005-10-19 18:04:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stung by criticism over a slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina, the White House on Wednesday said the administration was actively taking steps to ensure "seamless coordination" in preparation for Hurricane Wilma.

2005-09-20 17:11:12

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Rita lashed the low-lying islands of the Florida Keys with squalls on Tuesday and threatened Gulf Coast communities to the west with a possible encore to devastating Hurricane Katrina.

2005-08-26 17:36:26

By Michael Christie and Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina recharged on Friday for a second and potentially more powerful assault on the U.S. coast after killing up to seven people on a rampage across densely populated southeast Florida.

2005-07-26 19:29:56

By Irene Klotz and Michael Christie CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA successfully launched space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday, but anxiously reviewed video showing debris falling from the craft during liftoff, the same problem that caused the fatal Columbia disaster 2-1/2 years earlier.

2005-07-26 14:03:13

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - For NASA workers, their families and friends, there was no sigh of relief when shuttle Discovery cleared the launch tower on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.