| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday from gay rights groups.
Nan Rich of Weston, former Democratic leader of the Florida Senate, was endorsed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Michael Etienne is trying to make some points by challenging U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson in the Democratic primary in District 24, which straddles Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But he doesn't expect to win.
The Democrat-dominated district —...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:42 PM
At many Palm Beach County homes, swimming pools are as common a backyard attraction as swing sets and barbecue grills.
But growing concerns about the electrocution risk from faulty underwater lights in backyard pools have the county joining the call...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist drew a crowd of about 200 to the opening of his campaign office on Sistrunk Boulevard, the main street of the black community in northwest Fort Lauderdale.
And drivers and occupants of cars driving by...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.
He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...
| Sep 17, 2014
Randy Schultz's Sept. 13 column, which disputes a Florida Supreme Court ruling, refused to accept that the Publis Service Commission can make a decision that the Office of Public Counsel doesn't like. OPC is designated by the Florida Legislature to...
| Sep 19, 2014
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
In response to the Sept. 2 Viewpoint, "Health care has its own hurricane brewing":
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature refused to allow the state insurance commissioner to "negotiate lower rates with insurance companies or refuse rates that are...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Florida State University has a new president. State Sen. John Thrasher, a powerful Republican lawmaker and big-time FSU alum, has been selected to lead the university and help vault it into the nation's top tier.
The former House speaker and chair of...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Florida schools should get historically high funding this coming year -- or $232 more per public school student, the State Board of Education said Monday in adopting its annual budget request Monday.
The board's request for K-12 funding (see first...