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  • Arnie, Obama, and tax dollars: Letters

    Arnie, Obama, and tax dollars: Letters
    An Arnie moment I watched with great interest the Golf Channel special on Arnold Palmer called "Arnie." It was an interesting story of his life and how he has impacted golf and the sports world. It made me think how he has impacted my life. We all...
  • Eating healthy: Supermarkets vital: Front Burner

    For nearly 30 million families, the trial of healthy eating goes beyond bribing kids to eat their broccoli. These clans live in food deserts — areas short of stores where nutritious, fresh food is sold. Florida isn't immune. Brian Lang, who...
  • 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....
  • David Hart: Amendment 3 brings clarity to judicial appointment process

    David Hart: Amendment 3 brings clarity to judicial appointment process
    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...
  • Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups

    Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups
    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....
  • Pool light safety concerns trigger call for tougher regulations

    Pool light safety concerns trigger call for tougher regulations
    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...
  • Court backs PSC's right in litigation case

    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...
  • 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...
  • Blame Gov. Scott for health care woes

    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...
  • Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward

    Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward
    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...
  • FSU did well in choice of new president

    FSU did well in choice of new president
    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...