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  • Civil rights panel to hear "stand your ground" views at briefing

    Civil rights panel to hear "stand your ground" views at briefing
    The mother of a teenager who was slain at a Jacksonville gas station after he and his friends refused to turn down their music will be among the panelists at a briefing in Orlando about "Stand Your Ground" laws.
  • Public money for teams simply doesn't make sense

    Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Felony League, no doubt worries about advertisers bolting after Goodell and various owners so badly fumbled decisions on players who beat up women and children. The financial peril, though, doesn't stop there....

    What to do about 'sober home' next door

    South Florida cities have tried. So have state lawmakers. Unfortunately, both have come up short in trying to create needed oversight of "sober-living homes," neighborhood group homes for addicts in recovery. Federal laws that protect the disabled also...

    Save on taxes and buy energy efficient products this weekend

    Florida's unrelenting heat is often felt in our utility bills. Fortunately, new, energy-efficient products on the market can help you reduce energy usage and save money. This year, I partnered with Sen. Anitere Flores and Rep. Mike Hill, along with other...

    Yes: Amendment adds clarity, averts crisis: Front Burner

    When voters go to the polls on Nov. 4, they will be asked to clarify who has the authority to appoint justices to the Florida Supreme Court when a justice's vacancy occurs on inauguration day. Currently, Florida's constitution is unclear about whether the...