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  • Discounting polls, money, pundits, Nan Rich says she can win

    Discounting polls, money, pundits, Nan Rich says she can win
      Democrat Nan Rich is discounting the conventional wisdom that her campaign for governor will end Aug. 26 with a primary victory by her opponent, Charlie Crist.   She spoke Friday afternoon to Sun Sentinel editorial writers and reporters.   Here...
  • Before fundraising event, Rick Scott makes not-so-quick Fort Lauderdale Starbucks run

    Before fundraising event, Rick Scott makes not-so-quick Fort Lauderdale Starbucks run
    Gov. Rick Scott ducked into a Starbucks on Tuesday afternoon for a pit stop and a drink – and was able to leave about 45 minutes later. At Starbucks he ordered a chai tea with soy milk – and rejected a reporter’s suggestion that it...
  • 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...
  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip
    When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards. Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...
  • 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....
  • New ad uses sex toys to promote gun safety

    New ad uses sex toys to promote gun safety
    Kids will play with anything they can get their hands on, including guns and dildos.  That's the message that a new ad from gun safety advocacy group Evolve is promoting in an effort to reduce gun violence. The ad, titled "Playthings," begins with a...
  • Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

    Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
    There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next? Probably not, but here's why. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
  • 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...
  • Water worries [Editorial]

    Water worries  [Editorial]
    If Baltimore were actually considering privatizing its water system, the 50 or so people who were protesting outside City Hall on Wednesday would have had a strong case to be upset. But it's not. Rather, Baltimore is looking for a consultant to evaluate...
  • Graco expands recall to include 1.9 million infant car seats

    Graco expands recall to include 1.9 million infant car seats
    Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Graco Children's Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats in what is now the largest seat recall in American history.  Graco announced the recall Tuesday, ending a five-month battle between the...
  • Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'

    Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'
    TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of groups trying to prove Florida's congressional map was intentionally gerrymandered to help Republicans turned to experts Tuesday who testified it was "virtually impossible" to have drawn the maps without political bias....