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  • Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail

    Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail
    Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is under attack in multiple courtrooms, a fight that's spilling out onto the 2014 campaign trail. Advocates of same-sex marriage are convinced it's a matter of when — not if — gay marriage becomes legal...
  • 5 School Board members draw challengers

    Broward's School Board could possibly be all-female no more. Nearly every School Board member up for re-election this year will face challengers. Friday marked the last day for candidates to qualify to run, with six of the board's nine seats up for...
  • Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres

    Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres
    Between now and Aug. 26, Florida Democrats need to decide if they'll go with their hearts or their minds in the race for their party's nomination for governor. Tugging at their heartstrings is Nan Rich, a lifelong Democrat and champion of just about...
  • Democrats, Charlie Crist use Broward police union boss to go after Rick Scott

    Democrats, Charlie Crist use Broward police union boss to go after Rick Scott
    Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor and the state Democratic Party have been going after Gov. Rick Scott for using uniformed police officers to boost his re-election image. The latest came Thursday, when a Broward Police union boss filed an...
  • Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary

    Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary
    Nan Rich doesn’t like discussing the “what if” question, as in what if she loses the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in the Aug 26 primary. The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston is the underdog, behind...
  • Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants

    Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants
    Maryland religious leaders issued a call for families to offer foster care to immigrant children from Central America as part of an effort to see that unaccompanied minors find shelter in homes rather than in barracks. Faith leaders who met with Gov....
  • Charlie Crist establishes beachhead in southwest Palm Beach County

    Charlie Crist establishes beachhead in southwest Palm Beach County
    Never mind that he’s not yet their nominee. A large contingent of Palm Beach County political leaders turned out Tuesday to help Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist launch his campaign effort against Republican Gov. Rick Scott. The...
  • Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale

    Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale
    In an illustration of how important South Florida – in particular the Democratic bastion of Broward County – is to his hopes of becoming governor, Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary election night party in Fort Lauderdale. Crist won&...
  • Thursday: Is Gov. Scott's environmental concern sincere?

    Thursday: Is Gov. Scott's environmental concern sincere?
          I don’t want to be cynical here. Just not my style. But I see where Gov. Rick Scott has unveiled a 10-year, $1 billion proposal to protect the environment. Ironically, this comes just a few months before the November election, at a...
  • Tuesday: Will medical marijuana spark voter turnout in November?

        Of course it will. Are you kidding? Early on that was a big fear of the Republican Party of Florida. Saddled with an unpopular, poll-dragging incumbent governor, there was genuine concern that if the medical marijuana initiative actually made it...
  • Thursday: How blind is Gov. Scott's blind trust?

    Thursday: How blind is Gov. Scott's blind trust?
    You’d think Gov. Rick Scott, whose net worth is somewhere in the nine-figures (when you’re that rich, the numbers vary wildly by the split-second) has amassed enough of a fortune for several lifetimes. After all, he spent over $70 million of...