Category Archives: Orlando

Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bob Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind. With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin next week, the Census Bureau…

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Governor DeSantis Speaks on Accelerated Road Construction

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Governor Ron DeSantis recently spoke at an Orlando transportation meeting to discuss the accelerated construction of road projects. For months, COVID-19 has kept many at home, which means roads have been less busy than usual. Capitalizing on this rare window of opportunity, the governor declared construction workers to be essential…

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Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost two months after reopening, Universal Orlando is laying off an undisclosed number of workers. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said in an email Monday that the Florida theme park resort was reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs.” Universal has put the construction of a new theme park, Epic…

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Political Hobnob Season is Officially Underway

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – With just three weeks until the primary election, local candidates are scrambling across their districts to reach voters by attending various digital and in-person hobnobs before the primaries. Signs litter street corners while candidates and volunteers knock on doors and make calls. Meanwhile, hobnob season is in full swing. Hobnobs…

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[OPINION] Schools Postponing Fall Sports is the Wrong Move

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange County Public Schools has announced its indefinite postponement of all fall sports due to COVID-19. That’s the wrong move. Football. Swimming. Golf. Marching Band. Bowling. Cross Country. Add them to the list of relics of society stolen by coronavirus, or rather, the OCPS School Board. The country is in…

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