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  • Incumbent Corrine Brown battles Glo Smith for congressional seat

    Incumbent Corrine Brown battles Glo Smith for congressional seat
    U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over. Brown, 67, of Jacksonville spent 10 years in the Florida Legislature before...
  • Our picks for Legislature, part 2: Editorial

    Last week we offered our recommendations in four Central Florida races for seats in the Florida Legislature. Here are the other four legislative races in which we're making endorsements for the November election: House District 29 Democrat Mike...
  • Parents seek to intervene in voucher lawsuit

    Parents seek to intervene in voucher lawsuit
    Parents using school vouchers to send their children to private school want to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the taxpayer-funded program. Attorneys for the 15 parents filed a motion today asking a judge to allow them...
  • Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2

    Stephanie Haridopolos: Voters need to know myths surrounding Amendment 2
    As a voter, you've probably heard several myths associated with Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana. More often than not, these myths have been formulated by the proponents of the ballot language, to make you think smoking pot is...
  • Our picks for Legislature, part 2

    Last week we offered our recommendations in four Central Florida races for seats in the Florida Legislature. Here are the other four legislative races in which we're making endorsements for the November election: House District 29 Democrat Mike Clelland...
  • Gun safety, Ebola and Bondi: Letters

    Gun safety, not control A few months have gone by, so it's time for Beth Kassab and her buddies at the League of Women Voters of Florida to bring up gun control. Ironically, Kassab, in her Saturday column, "Florida tough on kids' gun safety —...
  • Parents ask to intervene in voucher lawsuit

    Parents ask to intervene in voucher lawsuit
    Parents using school vouchers to send their children to private school -- including an Orlando mother of three -- want to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the taxpayer-funded program. Attorneys for the 15 parents filed a...
  • Twosome squabbles over seat in St. Pete

    ST. PETERSBURG — Democratic state Rep. Dwight Dudley, a criminal-defense attorney who has been a leading critic of Duke Energy Florida, is trying to fend off a challenge from Republican Bill Young, the son of an iconic figure in Pinellas County...
  • What readers would like to ask Crist, Scott at governor's debate

    What readers would like to ask Crist, Scott at governor's debate
    On Wednesday, editorial page editor Rosemary Goudreau will be one of three questioners at the televised gubernatorial debate at Broward College. In advance of the debate, we asked our readers what questions she should ask the candidates at the debate....
  • UCF students protest higher tuition for 'excess' classes

    UCF students protest higher tuition for 'excess' classes
    Kevin Diatezua wasn't sure what he wanted to study when he transferred to the University of Central Florida. "I wanted to take a little taste of everything before I made a definite decision," said Diatezua, 24. "I was under the impression that college...
  • New designer drugs hit S. Florida streets

    New designer drugs hit S. Florida streets
    Two new designer drugs have popped up on South Florida streets this year. Both have dangerous side effects. Both have something else in common: They're being used in e-cigarettes, once peddled as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking. The drugs &#...