Sun Sentinel launches Community News Fund to support journalism

Yet we are challenged like never before to do the journalism that South Florida deserves. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated business trends that newspapers have long faced, crunching resources at a time when accurate, deeply reported information is most needed. Layer on the other big crises we are covering – lost jobs and failing businesses, civil rights battles and rising seas – and we find ourselves making tough choices every day about what we can and cannot cover. ... Read More

Leadership changes coming to Broward political parties as they regroup and look to 2022

Democrat Rick Hoye, 41, is an eighth-grade social studies and American history teacher. Lives in Sunrise and has been a Broward resident for 14 years. Currently first vice chairman of the county party. Past president of the Broward Young Democrats and the Greater Sunrise Democratic Club. Member, executive board of the Florida State AFL-CIO and state president of Florida Future Labor Leaders. Leads the “Unity Ticket” slate. Supporters include veteran prominent elected officials,... Read More

‘Sheriff, hurry up please.’ Disabled man battles intruder as cops wait down the street

Seventy-year-old, Bill Norkunas of Tamarac, who survived polio, is seen near his shattered glass front door on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Norkunas called the police for help as someone tried to break in. Deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office stayed some 500 yards away. (Carline Jean / South Florida Sun Sentinel) ... Read More

Wasserman Schultz making bid for one of the most powerful leadership jobs in Congress

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, left, and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, gesturing, after touring the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children on July 15, 2019. The two are leaders of the House Appropriations Committee and are vying to become chairwoman of the powerful committee in the next Congress. Majority party Democrats are expected to vote during the first week of December 2020. (Lynne Sladky / AP) ... Read More

Hurricanes and COVID: How South Florida’s weather personalities faced this year’s double threat

And then there’s Paul Goodloe of The Weather Channel, whose close friend was hospitalized twice due to COVID-19. Goodloe traveled during hurricane season, braving the world of airplanes and hotels, and, uncharacteristically keeping his distance from fans and well-wishers who saw him while on assignment. ... Read More

4,000 more Disney theme park division employees are losing their jobs

Guests walk on Main Street, U.S.A., in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Disney Co. announced Tuesday they are laying off 28,000 employees in the U.S. due to the downturn in visitors to their parks and resorts caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) ... Read More