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  • Twosome squabbles over seat in St. Pete

    ST. PETERSBURG — Democratic state Rep. Dwight Dudley, a criminal-defense attorney who has been a leading critic of Duke Energy Florida, is trying to fend off a challenge from Republican Bill Young, the son of an iconic figure in Pinellas County...
  • New designer drugs hit S. Florida streets

    New designer drugs hit S. Florida streets
    Two new designer drugs have popped up on South Florida streets this year. Both have dangerous side effects. Both have something else in common: They're being used in e-cigarettes, once peddled as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking. The drugs &#...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UCF students protest higher tuition for 'excess' classes

    UCF students protest higher tuition for 'excess' classes
    Kevin Diatezua wasn't sure what he wanted to study when he transferred to the University of Central Florida. "I wanted to take a little taste of everything before I made a definite decision," said Diatezua, 24. "I was under the impression that college...
  • 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...
  • Charlie Crist, Rick Scott face off in first debate

    Charlie Crist, Rick Scott face off in first debate
    It took just moments for Charlie Crist and Rick Scott to unsheathe their knives in an attempt to slice and dice each other in the first debate of the Florida governor's race, an hourlong back and forth that showcased multiple policy differences. Scott,...
  • Frederica Wilson seeks re-election against GOP opponent

    Frederica Wilson seeks re-election against GOP opponent
    Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is running for re-election to a third term against a Haitian-American Republican, Dufirstson Neree, in one of the most Democratic districts in Florida and the nation. Wilson, if re-elected, plans to focus on legislation...
  • Wasserman Schultz, Kaufman race a clear contrast

    Wasserman Schultz, Kaufman race a clear contrast
    Voters in District 23 this election year face a clear choice between a high-profile Democratic congresswoman who strenuously promotes Obamacare and a Republican challenger who warns that the new health care law will "destroy the American economy."...
  • Sachs-Bogdanoff race is key to GOP supermajority

    Sachs-Bogdanoff race is key to GOP supermajority
    There's the governor's race, and then there's the battle for state Senate district 34. The seat, which straddles the eastern portions of Broward and Palm Beach counties, is that important. If Ellyn Bogdanoff wins the rematch of her unsuccessful 2012...