The Pentagon formally dropped its COVID-19 vaccination mandate Tuesday ... read more
Lynette "Diamond" Hardaway, the right-wing commentator who was half of the pro-Donald Trump vlogging duo Diamond and Silk, has died, according to the pair's Twitter account. "The World just lost a True Angel and Warrior Patriot for Freedom, Love, and Humanity! Please respect the privacy of Diamond's family! Memorial Ceremony TBA," a post from the Diamond and Silk Twitter account on Monday read. Trump broke the news on his Truth Social platform, the Daily Beast first reported. The former president said her death was "totally unexpected" and that she was accompanied by her sister, Rochelle "Silk" Richardson, in North Carolina at the time of her death. read more
Forbes Advisor said it came up with the rankings, "by pulling recent data on key lifestyle factors such as the area's median home price, personal income per capita, and the unemployment and crime rate." While Jacksonville holds the honor of being Florida's largest city by population, its combined metro area population is smaller than Miami and Tampa. You can enjoy big city conveniences and live on the Atlantic Ocean"yet the living costs are relatively affordable. "Banking, healthcare and transportation are the seven-county metro area's biggest employment opportunities. The city is also home to one of the nation's three Mayo Clinics and offers access to many of Florida's best banks."
The January 6 special committee on Wednesday decided to withdraw its subpoena of former President Trump as it concludes its work. read more
Crime is down in Florida for a 50-year low, according to the 2021 Annual Uniform Crime Report released today. The report covers the calendar year of 2021 and shows Florida's total crime volume dropped 8.3 percent, or 38,524 fewer reported index crimes, compared to 2020. Both violent and property crimes decreased in 2021. Domestic violence was also down. The summary-based crime stats can be found online at www.fdle.state.fl.us/CJAB/UCR/Annual-Reports. Two-hundred thirty-nine (239) Florida law enforcement agencies submitted summary-based crime stats covering 57.5 percent of the population. Data received was combined into a statewide aggregate covering the entire population of Florida and compared to 2020 annual figures to determine statewide trends for 2021. Not all agencies submitted summary-based crime statistics because they are transitioning to Florida Incident-Based Reporting System (FIBRS). read more