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  • Mitchell Berger invests to make climate change a political issue

    Mitchell Berger invests to make climate change a political issue
    Fort Lauderdale’s Mitchell Berger didn’t plan to become a point man in the effort to make climate change a 2014 campaign issue. But he’s there, thanks to a confluence of events. It started decades ago (more about that below)....
  • Planned Parenthood launches Florida political effort

    Planned Parenthood launches Florida political effort
    Hoping to energize voters concerned about access to abortion rights, Florida Planned Parenthood is launching a 2014 political effort. Called Women are Watching, it’s spearheaded by Florida Planned Parenthood’s political action committee. The...
  • Billionaire environmental activist visits Fort Lauderdale to raise super PAC cash

    Billionaire environmental activist visits Fort Lauderdale to raise super PAC cash
    Billionaire investor turned environmental activist Tom Steyer was in Fort Lauderdale last week raising money. Not for himself – he doesn't need it – but for his super political action committee designed to target key races in which one...
  • After two-year battle with city, Longwood man cleans up his yard

    After two-year battle with city, Longwood man cleans up his yard
    After more than two years of battling Longwood City Hall, Florida's court system and his neighbors — along with racking up nearly $200,000 in code-enforcement fines — Sean Law has cleaned up his yard. "It is an improvement — it looks...
  • Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money

    Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money
    Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...
  • Virginia cabinet officials visiting VA hospitals

    Virginia cabinet officials visiting VA hospitals
    — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has enlisted two cabinet members to explore ways the state can help Veterans Affairs medical centers in Virginia, two of which have longer-than-desired wait times. Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey Jr....
  • Redflex insider: I testified about secret meeting

    Redflex insider: I testified about secret meeting
    A former employee of the company that launched Chicago's red light cameras testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating bribery allegations, and he said he recounted a secret meeting atop the John Hancock Center and even answered...
  • Video and interview with Nan Rich, Democratic candidate for governor

    Video and interview with Nan Rich, Democratic candidate for governor
    Above, Nan Rich, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, speaks to supporters last month when opening her campaign office in Weston. Below, excerpts from an interview with Rich conducted in her campaign office last week. She'd just...
  • The limits of corporate citizenship [Commentary]

    The limits of corporate citizenship [Commentary]
    Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the United States in order to reduce their tax bills. But they'll be leaving the country only on paper. They'll still do as much business in the U.S. as they were doing before. The only...
  • Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups

    Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups
    The candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday from gay rights groups. Nan Rich of Weston, former Democratic leader of the Florida Senate, was endorsed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council....
  • VDOT still plans to use lane-reversal evacuation strategy for Hampton Roads for now

    VDOT still plans to use lane-reversal evacuation strategy for Hampton Roads for now
    A mandated 60-day review of the state's hurricane emergency and evacuation plan is due on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's desk by Aug. 15. The governor ordered the review in May after participating in an emergency exercise, during which he expressed doubts about...