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  • 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.
  • Panel to discuss 'racial disparity' in Stand Your Ground law

    The mother of a teen slain at a Jacksonville gas station after he and his friends refused to turn down their music will be among the panelists at a seminar in Orlando about the controversial Stand Your Ground law. Jordan Davis' mother, Lucia McBath, will...

    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...

    Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests

    Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests
    Final exams will be given to Broward County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergarten. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...