| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Governor Rick Scott's proposal to add $542 million to current funding for K-12 schools in Florida was met with a distinct lack of enthusiasm by a group of Orange County school board members who met Tuesday to discuss it.
“When you look at the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Florida's legislative leaders said today they have an ambitious education agenda that includes making college more affordable -- and easier to access for veterans -- increasing "tax-credit scholarships" for children living in poverty and expanding...
| Jan 19, 2014
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Former state Rep. Eric Eisnaugle stepped down last year when his Florida House of Representatives district was merged with Steve Precourt's, and then stepped up, seeking to reclaim the seat when Precourt resigned earlier this month.
But Eisnaugle may...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich said Thursday that same-sex marriage is a “critical human rights issue for Florida” and called on Republican state leaders, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, not to defend the state&...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Another Republican -- former Orange County School Board member Vicky Bell -- has filed her intend to run for the Florida House of Representatives District 44 seat that Steve Precourt vacated in his aborted attempt to become Orlando-Orange County...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed former state Rep. Mack Bernard to the Florida Elections Commission.
Bernard, 37, is a managing partner with the law firm Bernard Auguste and the corporate counsel for Florida Affordable Housing.
When he served in the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Six South Florida couples who want to get married, but can't because they're gay, filed a lawsuit against the state on Tuesday seeking to overturn the Sunshine State's ban on same-sex marriage.
Their lawsuit argues that preventing same-sex couples...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:14 PM
It's got an M-16 type bolt carrier group and changing handle. It's got an A-2 style pistol grip. It's got an M-4 style military-spec adjustable stock. And it comes with a 30-round magazine.
If you'd like such an AR-15 rifle, then you might be interested...