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  • Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape

    Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape
    The University of Central Florida — which already has a massive and growing campus in east Orange County — is moving quickly on a plan to build a $75 million satellite campus in downtown Orlando. The downtown campus would be a joint endeavor...
  • Jon Ippel: Making Orlando green is economic opportunity

    Jon Ippel: Making Orlando green is economic opportunity
    Jon Ippel, 35, is Orlando's sustainability director and heads up Mayor Buddy Dyer's plan to remake the city as "the most sustainable community in the southeastern United States." The plan is at greenworksorlando.com. Ippel recently helped conduct the...
  • Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes

    Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes
    Since Florida's Legislature imposed the first of a series of reforms meant to lower homeowners' property-tax bills in 2007, politicians in most Central Florida counties and cities have adopted what amounts to double-digit increases in their property-tax...
  • Orlando votes to raise property tax rate 17.7 percent

    Orlando votes to raise property tax rate 17.7 percent
    Faced with a hefty budget gap, the City Council voted Monday evening to raise the property tax rate on Orlando homes and businesses by 17.7 percent. The tax increase is the first since 2008, and follows several consecutive years of Mayor Buddy Dyer...
  • Vote delayed on College Park project after deluge of speakers

    Vote delayed on College Park project after deluge of speakers
    So many people lined up Monday to share their opinions about a proposed apartment building in College Park that the Orlando City Council ran out of time to decide whether it should be approved. An Atlanta-based developer asked the council to approve...
  • Miami rail link deserves state funding

    Miami rail link deserves state funding
    If there's one decision the Florida Department of Transportation should backtrack on, it's the refusal to use state funds to build a needed link that will bring commuter rail service to downtown Miami. At issue is the $44 million needed to build a...
  • Forget cops or schools, $200M spent on mud-slinging in governor's race

    Forget cops or schools, $200M spent on mud-slinging in governor's race
    Earlier this week, the Sentinel revealed that Rick Scott, Charlie Crist and their deep-pocketed supporters may end up spending $200 million this year. Not to educate kids, boost the economy or support our veterans. But to beat the snot out of each...
  • Post your #Orlandoing pics, get in the paper

    Post your #Orlandoing pics, get in the paper
    Orlando City Soccer president Phil Rawlins did it. So did Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Orange County Public Library System's mascot, Amy Kaufeldt and John Brown of Fox 35's Good Day Orlando, the Hard Rock Cafe's Rocky Bearboa and, of course, the...
  • Orlando PD takes part in tactical exercises at Edgewater High

    Orlando PD takes part in tactical exercises at Edgewater High
    It’s every community’s worse nightmare: the explosion of violence at a local school, and lives tragically lost. The sometimes tense situation at Edgewater High School on Thursday was not an actual explosion of violence, but a large-scale...
  • What's next for Tinker Field? City can't decide

    What's next for Tinker Field? City can't decide
    The saga of Tinker Field is going into extra innings. More than seven months after the announcement of a plan to demolish Orlando's aged ballpark, city commissioners spent hours Monday debating whether to declare it an official historic landmark and, if...
  • Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people

    Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people
    In Orlando, it's now against the law to discriminate against transgender people because they identify as members of the opposite sex. The City Council granted final approval Monday to a measure that extends Orlando's existing anti-discrimination...