| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
California, like the rest of the nation, is slowly rousing itself after a generation-long binge of harsh and unthinking criminal sentences, especially for nonviolent crimes such as drug possession and sale. Our morning-after realizations include the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Street League Skateboarding is gaining speed thanks to its TV deal.
The four-year-old org is trying to bring respectability to the sport on a global scale, and Fox Sports 1 helped pave the path with coverage Sunday of SLS's Nike SB World Tour at...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:12 PM
NEWPORT, R.I. — Lorenzo Doss spent his childhood in New Orleans as a wide receiver and was recruited to Tulane for his pure athletic ability. Before the 2012 season, news that coach Curtis Johnson planned to use Doss on defense did not go over well....
| May 2, 2014
| 5:31 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- After a half-day standoff, the Florida Legislature voted Friday to let the state's main school-voucher program expand its enrollment in exchange for more oversight of student-performance and the organization running the system.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With just days left before calling it quits, the Florida Senate is reviving debate over whether to allow the state's main school-voucher program to grow its enrollment base in exchange for stronger accountability of students and...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:14 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s teacher union sued Wednesday to block legislation passed last spring that expands the state’s corporate school-voucher program.
The law, called the Career and Professional Education Act, or SB 850, started as an...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:58 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida may beef up penalties for poachers who harvest shark fins in state waters, but a Senate panel on Thursday gutted a broader effort to restrict the trafficking in fins for the dwindling population.
Shark meat and fin sales in...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Florida Education Association will announce Wednesday legal action it plans over passage of a multi-pronged bill that expanded the state's largest school voucher program. A spokesman for the teachers union would not provide more specifics today except...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:52 PM
I am compelled to get the word out regarding a Senate bill that could adversely affect private preschools in California. The bill is labeled SB 837 or Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2014. This bill is written with good intentions, but the implementation is...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:02 AM
A bill that expands Florida's Tax-Credit Scholarship program -- which provides kids from low-income families scholarship vouchers they use to attend private school -- likely will get a vote today in the Florida Senate. A collection of advocacy groups,...