| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Each election year, the fiscally conservative watchdog group Florida TaxWatch releases a guide to the year's crop of state constitutional amendments.
The 2014 guide came out this week (you can see it at the end of this post). In its press release...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:10 PM
In this state, we don't agree on much.
It's Gators vs. Noles. Republicans vs. Democrats. Guys who think it's OK to wear tank tops in restaurants vs. those of us who prefer our meals without a side order of hairy armpits.
Still, we Floridians unite...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Will Radcliff, 74, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, died Thursday in Cincinnati of complications from a recent fall, his family said.
Radcliff was a natural salesman who once peddled vacuum cleaners...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:34 PM
A developer's plan to build 62 homes is in limbo after town leaders rejected the concept this week.
Under current zoning, the Virginia Plantation project would only be allowed to build 25 homes, or one for each acre.
But the developer, Kennedy Homes,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday quickly approved a proposal to sell 6.4 acres of vacant land in Plantation as part of an effort to bolster state funding for future land conservation.
The sale of the land, owned by the state...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sitting between two snowcapped mountain ranges, with the Yellowstone River running through wide expanses of ranchland, Bruce Rauner's spread in Montana lies in the middle of one of the most awe-inspiring spots in the American West.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The benefits of trees from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas.
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In reference to Cathy C. Brown's My Word column, "X-way must protect scrub-jay habitat," in Thursday's Sentinel: The loss of Florida scrub-jay habitat and its replacement with rooftops and roads is also a threat to our drinking...
| Jul 18, 2014
A plan to guide development in the booming Fulton Market area of the West Loop won final approval from the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday, giving the city its first official "innovation district."
The Fulton Market Innovation District plan...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The tense face-off over a Nevada rancher’s right to graze his cattle on federal land has spilled over into a public squabble after the Bureau of Land Management and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie issued conflicting statements over their lack of...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The leader of an armed militia mobilizing to deploy along the Southwest border has drawn criticism for a YouTube video in which he appears to advise members to confront and intimidate those caught crossing the border illegally.
"You see an illegal....