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  • Redistricting has candidates running in limbo

    Redistricting has candidates running in limbo
    Chaos is emerging in Central Florida congressional primaries, yet the affected candidates can do nothing but plod onward while worrying their Aug. 26 election may lead only to a very short term or be canceled, thrown out or challenged in court. Leon...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

     Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch
    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...
  • 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...
  • Minto West's 4,500-home proposal gets initial OK

    Minto West's 4,500-home proposal gets initial OK
    New neighborhoods and acres of shopping centers, offices and other attractions can rise from Loxahatchee area farmland set to become the Minto West mega development, Palm Beach County commissioners decided Wednesday. In a move that could open the door...
  • Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes

    Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is slated to pass a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts next week that won't be a game-changer for Democrats. Both the House and Senate's redistricting committees signed off on an identical new...
  • Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe

    Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe
    With a week to go until the Democratic primary for governor, Charlie Crist is on the campaign trail in Democrat-rich South Florida, but he's not campaigning against his opponent. He's so focused on Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the November election...
  • Nan Rich spends final campaign week focused on South Florida

    Nan Rich spends final campaign week focused on South Florida
    For Nan Rich, the final week of the primary campaign means lots of time in her South Florida home base. It’s where she lives, it’s the area she served in the Florida Legislature, and it’s home to lots of Democratic voters – the...
  • Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map

    Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- Under court-order to redraw a partisan-tainted congressional map, the Florida Legislature passed a new plan Monday that tweaks seven seats in the hope of avoiding election chaos later this month.   Lawmakers were forced to re-draw the...
  • Chan Lowe: Debbie Wasserman Schultz takes on Hobby Lobby

    Chan Lowe: Debbie Wasserman Schultz takes on Hobby Lobby
    Thanks to term limits, the only semi-permanent figures in Tallahassee besides lobbyists and bureaucrats are the members of the capital press corps. Bureau hands from Florida papers, radio, wire services, TV and Internet outlets can spend their entire...
  • Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land

    Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land
    Thank you, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, due to your two-to-one ruling, there are two things to which Florida doctors have no right under the First Amendment: to shout “Fire” in a crowded theater, and to ask any questions to a patient...