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  • New rules needed to govern drones

    New rules needed to govern drones
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone and camera. Sound far-fetched? Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws are keeping pace with...
  • Thursday: Is Amendment 2 the gateway to legalizing pot?

      To hear the oppoinents tell it, Amendment 2 will not only usher in recreational use. It will erode the family-friendly culture that is Florida. Sodom and Gomorrah will have nothing on South Florida, the I-4 Corridor and the "Redneck Riviera all buzzed...
  • Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests

    Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests
    Final exams will be given to Broward County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergarten. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...
  • Arnie, Obama, and tax dollars: Letters

    Arnie, Obama, and tax dollars: Letters
    An Arnie moment I watched with great interest the Golf Channel special on Arnold Palmer called "Arnie." It was an interesting story of his life and how he has impacted golf and the sports world. It made me think how he has impacted my life. We all...
  • 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...
  • Public money for teams simply doesn't make sense

    Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Felony League, no doubt worries about advertisers bolting after Goodell and various owners so badly fumbled decisions on players who beat up women and children. The financial peril, though, doesn't stop there....
  • 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...
  • Jim Horne's 'leadership' truly a big failure

    Welcome to Florida's new era of charter schools. It's brought to you by some of the same folks who inflicted on Florida a scandal-ridden voucher system and initiated the mania for high-stakes testing that has done so much damage. One of the architects of...
  • Winter Park may put moratorium on pot centers

    Winter Park may put moratorium on pot centers
    Before Winter Park commissioners vote on whether to establish a special zone for medical marijuana treatment centers, City Attorney Usher Brown is advising them that another option is to put a moratorium on those centers. That’s true, Brown said,...