| Jan 21, 2015
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...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 11:11 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:04 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:42 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:19 PM
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.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:12 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:20 AM
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...