The massacre of 49 patrons of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando has been voted Florida’s top story of 2016.
The state’s newspaper editors said in an Associated Press poll that the second-biggest story of the year was Florida resident Donald Trump‘s defeat of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Florida by 1.3 percentage points in the presidential race.
Florida’s two hurricanes, the impact of Cuban leader Fidel Castro‘s death and an outbreak of the Zika virus tied for third place.
In fourth place was the legal tussle over Florida’s death penalty.
Two solar power amendments and the indictment of U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown tied for fifth place.
The death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and the death of a toddler by a Disney World alligator tied for sixth place.
Reprinted with permission of the Associated Press