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  • Authorities bust more than 700 pot grow houses in Central Florida since 2010

    Authorities bust more than 700 pot grow houses in Central Florida since 2010
    When new residents moved into the Los Alamitos Court cul-de-sac where Roger Concepcion lives, they put up a tall white fence around the property. "Since the house sold, and sold quick, I said, oh, we're going to have new neighbors," Concepcion said....
  • Martin Dyckman: Times change, and politicians can also

    Our texts today are not Biblical, but they are definitely topical. A wise man changes his mind often, a fool never -Spanish proverb. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines –...
  • Crime and race produce fact-free exchange during Florida debate

     Crime and race produce fact-free exchange during Florida debate
    Congratulations Florida. Our two candidates for governor moved from the political debacle forever known as "Fangate" to a more traditional slugfest of a debate in Jacksonville. The only thing missing from this week's exchange were the onstage security...
  • School reform, immigration, and conservation funds: Letters

    School reform, immigration, and conservation funds: Letters
    Granted, it is difficult to capture nuances in a brief news article about a candidates night. Be that as it may, the account of an Orange County political event gave the unfortunate impression that "testing, accountability and choice" form an unholy...
  • Florida Dems can't match its campaign with candidate

    Florida Dems can't match its campaign with candidate
    Here is the post-election reality for Democrats in Florida: Despite nearly $100 million spent on his behalf — including $12 million of his own money after saying he wouldn't self-finance — Rick Scott couldn't budge his standing with voters....
  • Editorial: Vote yes on Amendment 1 to save land, water

    Editorial: Vote yes on Amendment 1 to save land, water
    Florida voters are facing a number of tough choices on this year's general election ballot. Amendment 1 is not among them. Supporting the Water and Land Conservation Amendment is an easy choice. It's the right call for Florida's future. Amendment 1...
  • Vote YES on Amendment 1 to support land and water conservation

    Vote YES on Amendment 1 to support land and water conservation
    Floridavoters are facing a number of tough choices on this year's general election ballot. Amendment 1 is not among them. Supporting the Water and Land Conservation Amendment is an easy choice. It's the right call for Florida's future. Amendment 1...
  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist

    As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist
    Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months. But even as she prepares to officially qualify for the ballot Tuesday as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, it looks more than ever as...
  • Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?

    Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?
    Floridians who have endorsed Mitt Romney  - FL AG Adam Putnam is the state chairman - FL CFO Jeff Atwater is the state finance chairman - FL AG Pam Bondi is the national advisor - State Sen. John Thrasher (District 8-Jacksonville) - State Sen. JD...
  • Why hasn't Gov. Rick Scott taken a stand on FPL's proposed rate hike?

    Why hasn't Gov. Rick Scott taken a stand on FPL's proposed rate hike?
    Critics of Florida Power & Light's proposed $690 million base rate hikehave questioned why Gov. Rick Scotthasn't taken a position on it. The increase would amount to $7.09 more a month on the base part of a monthly bill for customers who use 1,000...