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  • Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest

    Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest
    When John Land was elected mayor of Apopka at age 29, Harry S. Truman was president and a gallon of gas was 17 cents. Since then, the United States has elected 11 presidents, including two Bushes and the first African-American. Believed to be the...
  • Lawmakers alter testing exemption plan for disabled students

    Lawmakers alter testing exemption plan for disabled students
    The Florida Senate this week altered a proposed plan that would have made it simpler for severely disabled students to skip state testing. The change has upset Ethan Rediske's mother, Andrea. The Orlando mother has been fighting to make testing exemptions...
  • Senate panel approves new scholarship plan for disabled students

    Senate panel approves new scholarship plan for disabled students
    A new scholarship program that would allow students with significant disabilities to attend private school or access private services won approval from a Florida Senate budget panel today. The revised version of the bill creates a new choice option for...
  • DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May

    DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May
    Gov. Rick Scott last year used a visit to an Orange County school to announce plans to give Florida teachers raises. He returned to to the same campus on "victory tour" a few months later, touting the money the Florida Legislature had earmarked...
  • Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote

    Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote
    Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature. Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
  • Alex Lewy quits Hallandale Beach commission, drops out of state House race

    Alex Lewy quits Hallandale Beach commission, drops out of state House race
    Original post | 10:40 a.m. Updated | 11:47 a.m. Alex Lewy, who’s been running for the state House of Representatives for more than a year, is dropping out and also resigning his seat on the Hallandale Beach City Commission. Lewy is taking a...
  • Chan Lowe: The Tampa movie theater shooting

    Chan Lowe: The Tampa movie theater shooting
    If the shooter in the recent Tampa movie theater incident successfully invokes Stand Your Ground as a defense against a flying bag of popcorn, this could finally be the case that forces the Florida Legislature to reconsider its fealty to the gun lobby....
  • Florida Legislature wants to raise speed limit

    Florida Legislature wants to raise speed limit
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Autobahn, it isn’t. But traversing Florida’s arterial roadways might get a bit quicker under a proposal gaining steam in the Legislature to boost speed limits on highways throughout the state. The idea is already...
  • Gary Stein: Does execution remain a deterrent?

    I called Don Ryce in Vero Beach and could immediately understand why he didn't feel like talking at the moment. He said he was busy with work, but he sounded absolutely drained before politely ending the conversation. I could understand that, although...
  • Another 'stand your ground' case? MetroWest shooting suspect claims he was attacked

    The gunman accused of chasing and killing a 21-year-old man at a west Orlando apartment complex on Thursday told police he was pursuing a suspected burglar and acted in self-defense after he was attacked. A police account of the shooter's self-defense...
  • Elias "Rico" Piccard: Runner-up

    Elias "Rico" Piccard: From the time he moved to Orlando in 1994 until this past year, when he died of cancer at 67, he was an outspoken activist for Central Florida's Latinos — especially from his native Puerto Rico. Darren Soto, the first Puerto...