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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Playing poker with Rick Scott and Charlie Crist

    Chan Lowe: Playing poker with Rick Scott and Charlie Crist
    It’s almost impossible to overestimate the power of race and ethnicity in politics. Ultimately, people are tribal, and their hard-wired instinct is to identify with their tribe — be it religious, economic or whatever.   In Rick Scott and...
  • Chan Lowe: Congressional redistricting

    Chan Lowe: Congressional redistricting
    When you talk government and politics to the average citizen, his main concerns are, “How big will the city’s fireworks display be this year?” and “Why is there never a cop around when you need one?”   Words like “...
  • Chan Lowe: Nan Rich gets the shaft

    Chan Lowe: Nan Rich gets the shaft
    Poor old Nan Rich. As if she didn’t have enough of a handicap with no money, few endorsements and no name recognition north of West Palm Beach, she has two opponents in this race while the others have just one.   Nominally, she’s running...
  • Chan Lowe: Gov. Scott goes green

    Chan Lowe: Gov. Scott goes green
    Florida voters will continue to have mediocre leaders until they demand something better, and regardless of who wins the governorship in November — be it Rick Scott or Charlie Crist — it looks like they’ll get exactly what they deserve....
  • Solar energy column missed the mark

    As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities. For this reason, I respectfully take...
  • Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

    Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness." Republicans backing incumbent Gov. Rick Scott are blasting him for "lifting a dangerous page from President Obama's playbook."...
  • Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz

    Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz
    TALLAHASSEE -- Too bad they both can't lose. Or can they? That seems to be the message voters gave to Quinnipiac University's pollster in a new survey that found Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist locked in a skin-tight contest, and 9 percent of...
  • Convict escapes from home detention, believed to be in Northeast Baltimore

    Convict escapes from home detention, believed to be in Northeast Baltimore
    A search is underway for a man who escaped from home detention in Belair-Edison this past week, according to the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Brian Cherry, 35, of the 2900 block of Erdman Avenue, was last seen Monday,...
  • Early voting begins Friday in Broward

    Early voting begins Friday in Broward
    Early voting for the Democratic and Republican primaries and nonpartisan elections open to all voters starts Friday in Broward County, and voters will see some big changes from previous elections. For starters, there are more locations, and some are...