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  • City Council joins puppy mill push

    City Council weighed in on a campaign by the Humane Society of the United States to further regulate puppy mills by unanimously passing a resolution backing federal and state efforts. The resolution was proposed by Deputy Mayor Constance Scott. Two...
  • Agriculture in Florida grows jobs: Front & Center

    For all the growth of tourism in Florida, and all the efforts by policy makers to expand higher-paying industries such as medical research and computer simulation, agriculture remains a large and vital part of the state's economy. The University of...
  • Lead, or get pushed aside, on medical marijuana

    Lead, or get pushed aside, on medical marijuana
    Those who opposed last year's push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida raised several concerns. They feared it would allow children to get medical pot from their doctor. They feared it would be prescribed for just about anything, including a...
  • Don't let prejudice determine public policy

    With the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday coming Monday as the movie "Selma" plays in theaters, we can expect the annual debate about whether America is closer to being a colorblind society. We aren't, because it never will happen. We will never be...
  • Scott wants $100 million for charter school construction

    Scott wants $100 million for charter school construction
    Gov. Rick Scott proposed $100 million for charter school construction projects next year -- $25 million more than earmarked this year -- while visiting a charter school in Miami today. The visit was part of the governor's tour touting his proposed...
  • 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...
  • Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit

    Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit
    The parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion have settled the wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that owned the bus on which their son was beaten during a band hazing in Orlando before he was pronounced dead. The confidential pact, however, has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it

    Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it
    TALLAHASSEE -- A judge on Friday gave the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, potentially pushing back the election date for filling...