Today's news -- October 16, 2017

 

 

 

Displaced by storm, Puerto Rican children trace new path in Central Florida

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/puerto-rico-hurricane-recovery/os-puerto-rico-students-moving-central-florida-20171012-story.html

 

Five teachers transferred out of Hernando elementary because of VAM

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/five-teachers-transferred-out-of-moton-elementary-following-state/2341033

 

State: Lee, Collier and Monroe schools to give kids free lunches until November 30

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2017/10/14/adam-putnam-lee-collier-and-monroe-schools-give-kids-free-lunches-until-nov-30/764539001/

 

Keys School Board member: Build housing for teachers on Sugarloaf

http://www.flkeysnews.com/news/local/education/article178728631.html

 

Sarasota one of only a few school districts in the state without librarians

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171015/sarasota-one-of-only-few-school-districts-in-state-without-librarians

 

TCC and union at an impasse for collective bargaining negotiations (Jen Robinson, Martin Balinsky and Tom Wazlavek quoted)
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/10/15/impasse-declared-tcc-faculty-union-remain-far-apart-key-issues/758684001/

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/TCC-and-union-at-an-impasse-for-collective-bargaining-negotiations--450829113.html

 

Adjunct instructors walk out of USF trustee meeting, await union vote ruling

http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/adjunct-instructors-walk-out-usf-trustee-meeting-await-union-vote-ruling#stream/0

 

Skip speech but don’t be silent

http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20171015/editorial-skip-speech-but-dont-be-silent

 

A Gainesville brewery was trying to block hate with beer. Not so fast, Spencer says.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article178895986.html

 

State tries to scuttle matching-gift case

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/246971-state-tries-scuttle-matching-gift-case

 

Education in the age of outrage

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/opinion/education-outrage-morality-shaming.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171016&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Renner says state will attack home rule to discipline “rogue,” leftist cities

https://flaglerlive.com/113420/renner-rogue/

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/10/13/florida-gop-leadership-wants-to-punish-left-wing-cities/

 

Report on working poor in Northeast Florida: “Surviving … not living”

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-10-13/united-way-reports-working-poor-northeast-florida-surviving-not-living

 

In the shadow of Disney, living life on the margins

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/15/in-the-shadow-of-disney-living-life-on-the-margins?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=248084&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Restaurant hiring gets tougher with low unemployment

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/consumer/os-bz-restaurant-worker-shortage-20171011-story.html

 

State minimum wage increasing to $8.25 per hour in 2018

http://tbo.com/news/business/economicdevelopment/florida-minimum-wage-increasing-to-825-per-hour-in-2018/2341051

 

Large crowds overwhelm officials providing hurricane help

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_HURRICANE_IRMA_FOOD_ASSISTANCE_PROGRAM_FLOL-?SITE=FLPET&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-10-16-06-28-22

 

Hurricane storm-debris efforts picking up, but still a long way to go

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/hurricane-irma-recovery/os-hurricane-irma-storm-debris-a-month-later20171011-story.html

 

Enteric bacteria levels increase from storm-water runoff since hurricane

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/indian-river-lagoon/2017/10/13/enteric-bacteria-levels-increase-stormwater-runoff-since-hurricane-irma/760980001/

 

State's counsel accuses lobbyist of undermining emergency-generator rule

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/10/13/states-counsel-accuses-nursing-home-alf-lobbyist-of-undermining-emergency-generator-rule-115055

 

Hurricane will be “quite expensive” for FPL customers

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/columnists/eve-samples/2017/10/13/hurricane-irma-quite-expensive-fpl-customers-eve-samples/759557001/

 

How the Keys are coming back to life

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/travel/florida-keys-reopen-restaurants-hotels.html

 

Crops for the season were looking good — until hurricane delivered big trouble

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-monday/article178632971.html

 

Five state parks still closed due to hurricane damage

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/weather/hurricanes/five-state-parks-still-closed-due-hurricane-irma-damage/HzZq7r4UrRNcQKvrbmWj8O/

 

Three appeals for hurricane aid pending since 2004

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2017-10-15/3-appeals-for-hurricane-aid-pending-in-florida-since-2004

 

As floodwaters rise, so do government's responsibilities

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-as-floodwaters-rise-so-do-governments-responsibilities/2341039

 

As Puerto Rican hurricane debris rots, experts fear looming health crisis

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article178702921.html

 

In powerless Puerto Rico, washboards and hand-held fans are making a comeback

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article178945411.html

 

After threatening to pull aid, Trump says he “will always be with” Puerto Rico

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/13/trump-puerto-rico-aid-243748

 

As Trump whips up controversy over Puerto Rico, Rubio calls for less “noise”

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/10/13/as-trump-whips-up-controversy-over-puerto-rico-rubio-calls-for-less-noise/?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20101317&utm_email=45aa1

 

Black lawmakers pushing for more aid, attention to Virgin Islands

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/13/black-lawmakers-pushing-more-aid-attention-virgin-islands/761815001/

 

The horror inside Florida's juvenile detention centers

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-the-horror-inside-floridas-juvenile-detention-centers/2341030

 

More independence needed for state’s utilities watchdog

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/editorial-more-independence-needed-for-state-utilities-watchdog/UX2xNZ4PhxBMHC8FLUa26H/

 

Here's to politicians who only defend parts of their beloved Constitution

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/john-romano-heres-to-the-politicians-who-only-defend-certain-parts-of/2341016?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Wary of hackers, states move to upgrade voting systems

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/us/voting-russians-hacking-states-.html?emc=edit_th_20171015&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Fed’s Yellen says the economy remains in good health

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/business/janet-yellen-fed-economy.html?emc=edit_cn_20171016&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The Supreme Court has a chance to restore faith in democracy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-supreme-court-has-a-chance-to-restore-faith-in-democracy/2017/10/14/ffb96566-aa0a-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?utm_term=.e71eb627b04c

 

Manafort had $60 million relationship with a Russian oligarch

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/manafort-had-60m-relationship-russian-oligarch-n810541?cid=eml_nbn_20171013

 

Russian banker denies role in planned Trump building in Moscow

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/us/politics/andrey-kostin-felix-sater.html?emc=edit_th_20171014&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Mueller's team interviewed Priebus on Friday

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/13/muellers-team-interviewed-priebus-on-friday-243765?lo=ap_d1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/reince-priebus-former-trump-chief-of-staff-interviewed-by-mueller-team/2017/10/13/fbbe6c66-b060-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?utm_term=.5428b57df77a

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/us/politics/priebus-mueller-investigation-russia.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171013&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

The White House is trying to rush the Russia probes. We can’t let that happen.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-white-house-is-trying-to-rush-the-russia-probes-we-cant-let-that-happen/2017/10/13/3cb11684-b024-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.3f9f6e9ace24

 

Trump campaign spending on legal fees surges as Russia inquiries widen

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/us/politics/trump-campaign-legal-fees-russia.html?emc=edit_cn_20171016&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-campaign-legal-bills-topped-1-million-last-quarter/2017/10/15/4930d9b8-b1d6-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?utm_term=.f2d7b3c5f443

 

How Russia used social media to divide Americans

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/14/russia-us-politics-social-media-facebook?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=247978&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fbi-document-cache-sheds-light-inner-workings-russias-u-s-news-propaganda-network-172317008.html

 

Trump’s Obamacare order could destroy the health-care system

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-obamacare-order-could-destroy-the-health-care-system/2017/10/12/9660da88-af8a-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.d0f478aec4f8

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/13/healthcare-donald-trump-obamacare-executive-orders?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=247978&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump’s Obamacare attack heralds new health-care battles on Capitol Hill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trumps-obamacare-attack-heralds-new-health-care-battles-on-capitol-hill/2017/10/13/c62f20be-b023-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.9c094a2dbbb1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/us/politics/trump-congress-obamacare-insurance-subsidies.html?emc=edit_th_20171014&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Partisan clash on Obamacare raises specter of government shutdown

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/10/15/partisan-clash-on-obamacare-raises-specter-of-government-shutdown/?utm_term=.83fa47dd6346

 

Trump tweets approval after health care stocks “plunged”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/us/trump-health-insurance-stocks.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171014&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Timing of White House actions on ACA “couldn’t be worse,” states say

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/timing-of-white-house-actions-unrolling-parts-of-aca-couldnt-be-worse-states-say/2017/10/14/bab688bc-b0f0-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?utm_term=.86d5c702da2e

 

Obamacare sabotage in Florida: State had the most signups, have most to lose

https://thinkprogress.org/florida-saw-the-most-obamacare-signups-now-groups-who-helped-people-enroll-are-being-penalized-c225e1430aab/

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-florida-trump-aca-subsidies-20171013-story.html

http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/states-that-elected-trump-including-florida-most-affected-by-his-health/2341110

 

White House’s decision to stop ACA subsidies triggers strong opposition

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-tells-court-it-is-immediately-stopping-aca-cost-sharing-subsidies/2017/10/13/4c404234-b01d-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.0f451273f12d

 

Epic legal battles shaping up over Trump's scrapping of Obamacare subsidies

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/13/trump-end-obamacare-subsidy-legal-battles-243755

 

Not dead yet: Obamacare insurers are hanging in there

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/upshot/not-dead-yet-obamacare-insurers-are-hanging-in-there.html?emc=edit_th_20171014&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Health insurance is good not just for individuals but for democracy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/10/16/health-insurance-is-good-not-just-for-individuals-but-for-democracy/?utm_term=.ddac1aeabda3

 

These are the lies that Trump is telling to sabotage health care for millions

https://thinkprogress.org/the-lies-trump-tells-as-he-sabotages-health-care-for-nearly-22-million-people-12ea4f479c39/amp/

 

Trump closes a health dispute, but leaves open a power struggle

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/us/politics/trump-congress-insurance-subsidies-lawsuit.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20171016&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

How to fight the new Trumpcare

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/opinion/columnists/how-to-fight-the-new-trumpcare.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171016&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=2&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Ros-Lehtinen attacks Trump’s decision to end Obamacare payments

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article178683866.html

 

The drug industry’s triumph over the DEA

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/investigations/dea-drug-industry-congress/?utm_term=.d404666cbdd6

 

Mnuchin says estate tax repeal will help “rich people” most

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/us/politics/mnuchin-estate-tax-repeal-help-rich.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

Sanders: GOP budget is a gift to billionaires; it's Robin Hood in reverse

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/16/republican-budget-gift-billionaires-bernie-sanders?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=248212&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump taps climate denier for head of White House environmental office

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-nominates-ceq-head-e02da9396d1a/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/climate/trump-environmental-advisor.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171013&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump disavows nuclear deal, but doesn’t scrap it

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/us/politics/trump-iran-nuclear-deal.html?emc=edit_th_20171014&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

As Trump moves to decertify Iran deal, Corker outlines plan to preserve it

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/13/president-trump-moves-decertify-iran-deal-sen-bob-corker-outlines-plan-fix/761682001/

 

GOP clashes over Iran deal makeover

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/13/bob-corker-tom-cotton-iran-nuclear-deal-243739

 

The president leaves Congress to fix the mess he’s made on Iran

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/the-president-leaves-congress-to-fix-the-mess-hes-made-on-iran/2017/10/15/382d6136-b05a-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.bb3facf89bae

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trumps-step-backward-on-iran-nuclear-pact/2341044

 

Inside the “adult day-care center”: How aides try to control, coerce Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-adult-day-care-center-how-aides-try-to-control-and-coerce-trump/2017/10/15/810b4296-b03d-11e7-99c6-46bdf7f6f8ba_story.html?utm_term=.8e7d594a6e64

 

Trump governs by disruption -- and overloads all the circuits

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-governs-by-disruption--and-overloads-all-the-circuits/2017/10/14/d28df604-b100-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.182af07f0331

 

Trump, chieftain of spite

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/opinion/columnists/trump-spite-obama-legacy.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171016&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s appetite for half-hearted destruction

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/10/16/donald-trumps-appetite-for-half-hearted-destruction/?utm_term=.898eab044d75

 

Promise the moon? Easy for Trump. But now comes the reckoning.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/us/politics/promise-the-moon-easy-for-trump-but-now-comes-the-reckoning.html?emc=edit_th_20171015&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832&_r=0

 

Four ways Trump has moved to undo his predecessors’ legacies

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/us/politics/trump-iran-daca-nafta-obamacare.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171014&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

 

 

 

 

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