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  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • Scripps Institute ends partnership talks with USC

    The Scripps Research Institute, which has a major research institute in Jupiter, said Thursday it has ended discussions with the University of Southern California. But Scripps Chair Dick Gephardt and CEO Michael Marletta said its board, administration...
  • Walkers and bikers, Berghdahl and climate change: Letters

    Focus on walkers, bikers On Tuesday, I attended the city's planning-board meeting regarding The Princeton at College Park, a proposed 226-apartment complex. As a decade-long resident of the neighborhood, I did not intend to speak directly against...
  • Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway

    Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that could provide an taxpayer infusion for Orlando's planned soccer stadium and other sports stadium projects statewide. The bill, HB 7095, passed the Florida Legislature on the last day of...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: Floridians need a little more honesty and true tax relief

    Ok, I'll admit it. I like talking about how govenment is supposed to work. From Everglades restoration and judicial diversity to hospital funding and the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline — I'm the one accused of killing too many trees in...
  • New law bans e-cigarette sales to minors July 1

    New law bans e-cigarette sales to minors July 1
    Above the counter at eCigsSource in Orlando, three large blackboards tout dozens of e-cigarette flavors, including "Fruit Loops," bubble gum and PB&J. Although the sweetness might appeal to kids, no one younger than 18 is allowed to buy electronic...
  • It's official: Nan Rich vs. Charlie Crist in Democratic primary

    It's official: Nan Rich vs. Charlie Crist in Democratic primary
    Nan Rich made it official on Tuesday, guaranteeing a Democratic primary for governor. The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston qualified for the ballot on Tuesday in Tallahassee. She’ll face Charlie Crist in the Aug. 26 primary....
  • As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist

    As campaign enters new phase, Nan Rich struggles against Charlie Crist
    Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months. But even as she prepares to officially qualify for the ballot Tuesday as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, it looks more than ever as...
  • Officials stress fireworks safety as July Fourth nears

    The Sunshine State's safety agencies are under no illusions about the upcoming Fourth of July holiday: Floridians will light up or shoot off fireworks of varying legality and safety, as they do every year. But particularly with the holiday falling on...
  • New chair at Visit Florida has killer whale history

    New chair at Visit Florida has killer whale history
    The new chairman at Visit Florida is no stranger to one of the state’s thorniest tourism controversies: killer whale captivity. Andrew Hertz, president and general manager of the Miami Seaquarium, will take over as chair of the state’s...
  • SunRail adds, then drops, third car to evening run

    SunRail adds, then drops, third car to evening run
    Two months after opening for business, the SunRail commuter train has added, then dropped, a third car to its most popular late afternoon run. "When we saw that third car … cheers went up," SunRail rider Alice Sproul wrote in an email last week...