| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:52 AM
In the recent Hobby Lobby decision addressing the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate for women's contraception, the U.S. Supreme Court raised several issues about religious freedom and the rights of corporations. What it didn't consider was whether...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:29 PM
Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Arizona's execution this week of convicted double-murderer Joseph R. Wood III took so long that his attorneys had time to file another request for a stay and get a Supreme Court justice on the phone while it was going on. According to an Arizona...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Keeping Florida moving
Faced with an ever-growing population, Florida's transportation agencies are working diligently to provide new mobility options to move motorists around our cities, so it should be no surprise that Florida tops a new White House...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
In public-affairs programming this weekend, marijuana, hurricanes and the Civil War are among the topics. Here's a look at the lineup:
"Central Florida Spotlight" features Greg Warmoth's recent visit to Smiths Falls, Canada, and the home of Tweed...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:27 PM
After a series of setbacks, abortion rights advocates claimed a small victory Tuesday after a federal appeals court blocked a law that would have closed the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi.
The law required that all physicians associated...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:59 PM
You might see him in the Leesburg library. Or maybe lunching at O'Keefe's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Tavares. He haunts the courthouse, too.
Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King is an unassuming figure in jeans and black boots with his little...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Events in the real world continue to mock the assertion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that his majority opinion in the Hobby Lobby case is a "narrow" one.
Alito maintained that his June 30 decision concerned only the contraceptive mandate of the...
| Jul 18, 2014
For the first major shot in the invocation wars, the 344-word "prayer" Dan Courtney read Tuesday night was a gentle salvo.
No defiance. No anger. No disrespect.
Just a few morsels of humanistic uplift — "it is from the people that moral...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Good morning readers. As you shake off the long weekend and get back to work, here's a few things happening around the 818:
A large protest is expected today at noon outside the new Hobby Lobby in Burbank. Protesters are expected to hand out condoms as...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:20 PM
A 74-year-old Navy veteran has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Idaho after its military cemetery, citing the state's same-sex marriage ban, refused her request to someday be buried alongside her wife.
Madelynn Lee Taylor, who served from...