| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs used her third State of Orange County speech Friday to push the idea that a 'sustainable' environment was one of the area's three crucial pillars, along with a sound economy and strong sense of community.
"Above all, I believe that...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:58 PM
For the longest time, I was worried that something was seriously wrong with me.
I thought I was delusional and suffering the devastating and debilitating effects of Post Traumatic Dwight Disorder.
I thought I was hallucinating and creating these kooky...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:26 PM
If you've ever thought that Florida's Legislature looked more like a fraternity than a collection of serious statesmen, there's a reason for that … besides just the immaturity of their ideas.
Legislative leaders are increasingly closer to college...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 11:21 AM
By now, you're probably familiar with "textgate."
We have public officials deleting public records, politicians swapping messages with lobbyists during meetings — and now a criminal investigation involving the state attorney and Florida Department...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The announcement came this past week that Orlando will bring the ArenaBowl to the Amway Center later this year, and that is certainly good news and positive exposure for our city.
But we could be and should be so much more. With all due respect to the...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Just one month into 2013 and it's already time to award the first round of Flubbies — recognizing the region's biggest public-relations flubs.
We're talking moves so dim they made the Superdome's third-quarter lights look bright.
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:44 PM
After each side vowed to go it alone, the leaders of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the organization that presents touring Broadway shows in Orlando are back at the negotiating table.
The renewed negotiations represent a last-...
| Jan 26, 2013
With all the near-record cold and snow in many parts of the country, we haven't heard a thing about global warming lately. Must be a warm-weather sport.
President Obama initiates 23 executive actions, and gun sales and NRA memberships go through the...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 5:26 PM
They call it soccer, but the game is really ping-pong.
Major League Soccer and the city of Orlando are in the eHarmony stage, checking out résumés, likes and dislikes, along with financial portfolios.
MLS is smitten with Orlando...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs still has strong favorable marks with likely voters as she launches her re-election bid, a recent poll finds.
Despite being dogged by controversy for months, Jacobs was viewed favorably by 63 percent of likely Orange...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting of Ibragim Todashev by an FBI agent in Orlando two weeks ago.
"What needs to happen, because there has been so much contradictory information released, is...