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  • 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...
  • Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan

    Florida Legislature's Rocket Redistricting Plan
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.  And...
  • Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says

    Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says
    Monthly premiums for the second year of Obamacare health insurance plans are expected to rise an average of 13 percent, Florida officials announced Monday. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has completed its analysis of recently submitted health...
  • Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson

    Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine. Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...
  • Agricultural businesses encouraged to check out Operation Cleansweep

    Lake County has spent the past few months trying to help residents get ready for the new curbside collection service that was launched on Oct. 6, and which introduced recycling to residents of unincorporated areas outside the cities. Now Lake County&...
  • Two cities can't justify bad ideas, bad behavior

    Two cities can't justify bad ideas, bad behavior
    Two city governments in Lake County backed away from bad ideas last week — but not until citizens filed lawsuits and were forced to push the issues to absurd lengths. Mascotte was the worst. City officials were peeved at former police Sgt. David...
  • Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy

    Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy
    U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, with 34 years of experience as a lawmaker representing Central Florida, faces Democratic newcomer and former Navy serviceman Michael McKenna, who thinks Washington needs fresh energy, especially for military matters. Webster,...