| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:28 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touring the state this week to promote a new environmental plan he intends to push if voters give him a second term in office, including more spending on conservation and heftier fines for polluters.
The plan signals...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:40 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House agreed to go along with plans to merge Orlando’s scandal-plagued roadway authority in exchange for exempting Osceola County from much of the immediate cost-sharing.
The House amended a Senate bill, SB 230,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:32 AM
The student government at Florida Atlantic University tabled a resolution indefinitely last Friday, which included a call for the university to divest from Israel. The head of student government said their meeting was not the forum for this kind of...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:50 PM
More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 7:38 PM
More than a dozen California counties have stopped honoring requests from immigration agents to hold potentially deportable inmates beyond the length of their jail terms, saying the practice may expose local sheriffs to liability.
In recent weeks,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:18 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:38 AM
When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day.
Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist rolled out his “Fair Shot Florida” plan for “middle class jobs and opportunity” on Tuesday – much of which consists of issues he’s talked about before.
Crist said he...