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  • Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections

    Courting all voters: governor's race hinges on voters who usually skip midterm elections
    The Florida governor's race could turn on the turnout of various pockets of voters. No bloc is going un-courted as the candidates pull out all the stops to eke out a few more votes from pivotal demographic groups. "It's political life or death," said...
  • Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan

    Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday called for state regulators to pay “special attention” to potential effects on the Everglades that could come from sugar industry development plans for farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The Sugar Hill development...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Our Congress picks, part 1: Editorial

    With Congress at rock-bottom approval ratings, and many of its members seemingly more interested in partisanship than problem solving, it would be tempting to recommend that voters simply clean house in the House in this year's election. But it's still...
  • Palm Beach County: More like Broward or neighbors to the north?

    Palm Beach County: More like Broward or neighbors to the north?
    A Palm Beach County identity crisis has local officials debating just how “South Florida” they want to be. Is the county that stretches all the way from Jupiter to Boca Raton more like Stuart and the small-to-medium-town neighbors to the...
  • Scott using Obama tactic to beat down Crist

    Scott using Obama tactic to beat down Crist
    If Gov. Rick Scott defeats his Democratic challenger, Charlie Crist, one big reason will be the Republican governor's campaign using a page right from President Barack Obama's re-election playbook. Flush with campaign money while his opponent had little...
  • Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial

    Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone armed with a camera. Sound far-fetched? In Florida, Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws...
  • Fort Lauderdale to pick new commissioner

    Fort Lauderdale to pick new commissioner
    Four candidates are now in the running to serve the remainder of the term for outgoing Commissioner Bobby DuBose, who has been elected to the Florida House of Representatives. Applicants who submitted paperwork by Friday's deadline to assume the District...