| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
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....
| Jul 11, 2014
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:56 PM
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...