Time draws near for Broward to seek U.S. funds for south county rail  

South Florida rail riders yearning for more cheap local train trips can expect the proposed Broward Commuter Rail South project to come alive no earlier than the end of 2027, with the county applying for federal money to fund construction by the end of this year. 



Hurricane trauma: Florida camp helping kids heal after storms  

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Hurricanes can leave behind a lot of physical damage, as we’ve unfortunately seen here in Central Florida. 


Tampa Bay Times 

How one Florida county is trying to help domestic violence victims seeking legal protection  

ORLANDO — A few years ago Grant Maloy said he “cringed” when he saw a young woman crying in a hallway at the Seminole County Courthouse while she filled out lengthy forms to ask a judge for a protective order from her abuser. 


Tampa Bay Times 

Pasco commission OKs new tax on park upkeep but questions road assessment  

Pasco property owners will be seeing something new on their tax bill this fall, possibly two new taxes to help keep up with maintenance of the county’s existing roads and parks. 



Wear TV 

Escambia County prepares for new law banning homeless camps on public property  

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — Homeless people in Florida will not be able to camp on public property starting Oct. 1. 




Proposed federal AI roadmap would fund local election office 

Amid warnings that artificial intelligence could “totally discredit our election systems,” a group of U.S. senators released a sprawling roadmap that includes grant funding to keep elections safe from AI.