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  • FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student

    FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student
    Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi. How are you? I am good." He finished 12th grade in May with a 3.6 grade-point average, cum-laude...
  • Candidates reactions mixed over Lewis's ruling

    Candidates reactions mixed over Lewis's ruling
    Elections, redistricting, lawsuits over redistricting, and judge's orders about redistricting theoretically are all about voters. But the people most immediately impacted by Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis's decision to not redraw Central Florida'...
  • Will medical-pot centers end up in low-income areas?

    Will medical-pot centers end up in low-income areas?
    TALLAHASSEE — Here's one aspect of Florida's medical-marijuana debate getting little airplay: Would the dispensaries be crowded into poor and minority neighborhoods? If voters statewide pass Amendment 2 this fall, the dispensaries have to open...
  • Legislature still doesn't understand fair districts

    As Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature was shutting down after redrawing the boundaries of two gerrymandered congressional districts, House Reapportionment Committee chairman Rep. Richard Corcoran was crowing gleefully to reporters: "If that's a...
  • Webster sets up legal defense fund

    Webster sets up legal defense fund
    UPdate 5:35 p.m. 4/22/14: Webster's office notes taht the legal defense fund becomes irrelevent now that Judge Terry Lewis has decided to not change the district boundaries until 2016. While Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis considered how to rework...
  • Chan Lowe: Debbie Wasserman Schultz takes on Hobby Lobby

    Chan Lowe: Debbie Wasserman Schultz takes on Hobby Lobby
    Thanks to term limits, the only semi-permanent figures in Tallahassee besides lobbyists and bureaucrats are the members of the capital press corps. Bureau hands from Florida papers, radio, wire services, TV and Internet outlets can spend their entire...
  • Perry Thurston choice for attorney general

     Perry Thurston choice for attorney general
    According to one recent poll, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's approval rating is just 30 percent. Given her controversial tenure, a strong Democratic challenger could have a good chance, even in what is shaping up to be a Republican year. But...
  • Teens identified in Ray Allen's trespassing case

    A trail of sand was strewn across Ray Allen's tile floor. From the family room and foyer, to the second-floor stairway, the scattered grains were the marks of seven teens who entered Allen's Tahiti Beach home in Coral Gables through a faulty back French...
  • For House and Senate races: Rader, Williams, Jacobs, Geller and Braynon

    House 81: Kevin Rader more solid, weakness is insurance legislation Since Democrats control just 45 seats in the 120-member Florida House, you wonder why any Democrat would challenge an incumbent. But Kevin Rader, who represents District 81, got...
  • Soto: Hispanics might lose clout

    Soto: Hispanics might lose clout
    As Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis decides the fate of virtually all the Congressional districts in Central Florida, some of the area's Democratic state lawmakers gathered in Kissimmee and Orlando to decry the possibility that Hispanics may lose...
  • 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...