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  • GOP delegates seek answers on immigrant children

    GOP delegates seek answers on immigrant children
    Republican members of the House of Delegates are asking Gov. Martin O'Malley how Maryland will deal with the children coming to the state in the wave of unaccompanied minors from Central America entering the United States illegally. In a letter...
  • Protesters rally in Orlando over Ferguson shooting

    Protesters rally in Orlando over Ferguson shooting
    Sheena Meade is living in fear. The 32-year-old Seminole County mother said the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., could've happened to one of her four sons. She was among the dozens who gathered Saturday afternoon in...
  • Some warn that Gov. Jay Nixon's curfew for Ferguson, Mo., may backfire

    In an unusual declaration for an American city, Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew Saturday after fresh violence erupted here amid public anger over the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. The governor's...
  • Q&A: New chief judge prepares to replace retiring Belvin Perry

    Q&A: New chief judge prepares to replace retiring Belvin Perry
    Circuit Judge Frederick Lauten will become the top judge in Orange and Osceola counties next month, and is looking forward with "excitement that is mixed with moments of stark terror," he quipped during a recent interview. The terror comes in...
  • Foley And McKinney Make Final Push; Low Turnout Expected In Primary

    Foley And McKinney Make Final Push; Low Turnout Expected In Primary
    With fewer than 24 hours to go before Republican voters chose their nominee for governor, Tom Foley and John McKinney sought to fire up supporters and sharpen their ground game in a final, last-minute blitz for votes. McKinney campaigned in Fairfield in...
  • Philadelphia to make its pitch for 2016 Democratic convention

    — It's showtime for Philadelphia. The Democratic National Committee is heading to town Wednesday and Thursday to evaluate the city's bid to host the party's 2016 convention. Organizers say they plan to show off the City of Brotherly Love's historic...
  • Leesburg commissioners vote to keep Fire Department

    Leesburg commissioners vote to keep Fire Department
    Leesburg city commissioners on Monday unanimously voted to keep their Fire Department rather than disbanding it and contracting with Lake County to provide service. Good? Bad? The answer remains to be seen. Leesburg in March asked the county to...
  • Water bond grows, but does it have the votes?

    Late night negotiations Tuesday added hundreds of millions of dollars to Gov. Jerry Brown's latest water bond proposal, but it remained unclear Wednesday morning whether the new offer would earn sufficient Republican support to pass the Legislature....
  • Commissioners gouge residents by failing to collect impact fees

    Commissioners gouge residents by failing to collect impact fees
    So far, Lake County commissioners quietly have stuck property owners with a $36 million bill that will come due in a few years. And to make it worse, they're now poised to jack up the price. What they did was to stop collecting impact fees in 2011 and...
  • Winter Park looking to FDOT to improve bumpy rail crossings

    Winter Park looking to FDOT to improve bumpy rail crossings
    The arrival of SunRail has been hailed by Winter Park’s businesses and political leaders as a real boon to the city’s economy, bringing newcomers to the city and making the Winter Park train station the number one stop along the route. What&...
  • Winter Park commissioners debate seeking advice from Urban Land Institute

    Winter Park commissioners debate seeking advice from Urban Land Institute
    It sounded like a simple idea: to have the city commissioners take advantage of the ideas and knowledge from experts in the field of urban planning, as Winter Park moves forward on creating a long-term vision for the future. Dori Stone, the city’s...