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  • Lawmakers cut taxes, still seek budget deal

    Lawmakers cut taxes, still seek budget deal
    TALLAHASSEE — Cable and phone taxes will be cut and back-to-school items will be exempt from sales taxes for an extra week as part of a bill passed by lawmakers Monday that trims taxes by $429 million over two years. The cuts are one of the...
  • Miramar school one of 9 nationwide to receive Annenberg grant

    Students at the Annabel C. Perry K-6 Center in Miramar will come back to school in the fall with some new high-tech resources. The school was one of three in Florida and nine in the nation to receive a $50,000 grant from the Leonore Annenberg School Fund...
  • Companies gaming the visa system is a cruel trick on hard-working Americans

    Companies gaming the visa system is a cruel trick on hard-working Americans
    Of all the bait-and-switch tricks, the one that both political and corporate America are pulling on American workers has to be among the meanest. For years, and especially since the Great Recession, American workers, in particular those who earned their...
  • Spending: Great summer deals

    Save with discounts on baseball tickets for the Fourth of July and back-to-school purchases of clothes, school supplies and electronics. Take me out to the ball game Eleven Major League Baseball clubs (the Oakland A's, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis...
  • Lawmakers cut deal on health care tussle

    Lawmakers cut deal on health care tussle
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers reached a deal on health care spending Friday, resolving a bitter, months-long dispute between the House and Senate and paving the way for a final budget to be completed next week. Hospitals throughout the state will...
  • Dolphins linebacker Jelani Jenkins facing his challenges head-on

    Dolphins linebacker Jelani Jenkins facing his challenges head-on
    In recent months, Dolphins outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins has raised the bar for himself on and off the field. Playing golf and going deep sea fishing for the first time are just the appetizers, the fun stuff. The serious stuff includes Jenkins,...
  • Back-to-school sales tax holiday may be longer this year

    Back-to-school sales tax holiday may be longer this year
    Florida lawmakers, rushing to reach a final deal on a new budget over the next few days, may wind up passing roughly $400 million of tax cuts that include a 10-day back-to-school sales tax holiday. Republican leaders who had been at odds for weeks...
  • Teen swept over dam improving despite severe brain injury

    Her blue-green eyes still sparkle, and she lets people know when she is happy, uncomfortable or tired. One year after suffering a severe brain injury when she nearly drowned, Sarah McLevish is making improvements. The struggles she had with...
  • The Shepherd's Staff registers needy students for school supplies

    Carroll County students in financial need can register with The Shepherd's Staff to receive free school supplies, clothing, books and even new shoes through the nonprofit's Back-to-School program. Students in Head Start through 12th grade are eligible...
  • EXCHANGE: Ex-military couple celebrate McKendree degrees

    Doug and Adrienne Smith have reason to celebrate. The Mascoutah couple will graduate from McKendree University on Saturday. Doug, 51, will be awarded a bachelor's in business administration with an emphasis in management. Adrienne, 56, will receive her...
  • Career Spotlight: Wendy Friswell, Spirit of Giving

    Career Spotlight: Wendy Friswell, Spirit of Giving
    Who: Wendy Friswell was recently appointed executive director of Spirit of Giving. Her work culminates in many forms of community outreach, including large-scale events such as Spirit of Giving's Back to School Bash and charity sponsorship of The Boca...