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What Florida Contact Tracing Is Like During The COVID-19 Pandemic

A birthday party held during the coronavirus pandemic might as well be the stuff of mystery novels. “When you have a larger party, then that’s when we start talking about outbreak management,” said Angel Algarin, a public health and epidemiology doctoral student at Florida International University. “You almost feel like Sherlock Holmes, doing that investigative work.”

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Coping With The Coronavirus: Resources For South Florida

Getting through the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge on almost every level. We hope these links can help you find the information or help you're looking for. If you have suggestions for information we should include here, email us at talktous@wlrnnews.org.

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Boynton Beach Police

Three South Florida police chiefs, along with several elected officials, said Wednesday said complicated rules, lack of national standards, and too little information stymie their efforts to rid their forces of the kind of officers who were responsible for the killing of George Floyd, or stood by and did nothing to stop it.

Chiefs Sean Brammer of Florida Atlantic University, Michael Gregory of Boynton Beach and Javaro Sims of Delray Beach offered their assessments of what does and doesn’t work, and recommendations for change in a wide-ranging video conference.

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As South Florida sees the fifth day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Broward County has decided to lift its mandatory curfew that was put in place to stave off possible violence after protests. Miami-Dade slid its curfew from 9 p.m. to midnight.

On Wednesday afternoon, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry confirmed a new emergency order that ended the county curfew that was put into place Sunday. The original curfew was set to last seven days.

Tropical Storm Cristobal is not expected to make landfall in Florida, but its nearby moisture will produce several inches of rain over multiple days across the Sunshine State. 

The downpours began Wednesday across much of Southwest Florida, then began

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally approaches 6.5 million, scientists are racing to develop a vaccine. Currently, there are 10 vaccine candidates in development around the world that are in the beginnings of human trials.

Casting a ballot by mail isn't a new way to vote, but it is getting fresh attention as the coronavirus pandemic upends daily life.

The voting method is quickly becoming the norm and quickly becoming politically charged, as some Republicans — and specifically President Trump — fight against the mail voting expansion that is happening nationwide.

Here are answers to key questions about mail ballots and the controversy around them.

Ian Linder Sheldon

The rain that pounded South Florida last week, and dumped a half foot on Miami International Airport in just two hours, also tested the limits of the old Tamiami Canal.

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For a year-and-a-half now, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó have been at political — if not actual — war. But now they’ve actually shaken hands on something.

Bob Care / Florida Keys News Bureau

As a tourist destination, the Keys rely on events to bring people to the island chain. But large gatherings are discouraged during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Key West City Commission this week gave the go-ahead to an event that usually draws large crowds to the island's Atlantic shore: Fourth of July fireworks.


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Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony On Police Brutality

Despite the bad weather, protests continued in South Florida over the death of George Floyd on Tuesday. They remained peaceful and were smaller than protests in previous days.

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TALLAHASSEE — A circuit judge on Wednesday refused to toss out a lawsuit alleging that a state school-safety commission created after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School violated an open-government law.


The Story Of Railroad Shop Colored Addition

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Miami And County School Board Destroyed A Black Community To Build A Whites Only School

The taking of black-owned land is a common story throughout the history of the United States. In Miami, one community that was displaced with little notice was made up of black workers who built and serviced the local railroads and trains.

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