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  • Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward

    Charlie Crist seeks support from black voters in Broward
    Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist drew a crowd of about 200 to the opening of his  campaign office on Sistrunk Boulevard, the main street of the black community in northwest Fort Lauderdale. And drivers and occupants of cars driving by...
  • 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...
  • Gag order on doctors will do harm

    Gag order on doctors will do harm
    Displaying stunningly bad reasoning, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that because states traditionally adopt codes of conduct to regulate doctors, the Florida Legislature can threaten to impose a hefty fine and take away the medical...
  • Judge orders Florida lawmakers to redraw congressional maps by Aug. 15

    The Florida Legislature must submit a revised map of all 27 congressional districts by Aug. 15 and propose a special election to fill those seats, a judge ruled Friday. The decision by Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis is part of the latest battle over...
  • Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

     Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch
    First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.   He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...
  • Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

    Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked. The 33 schools — on campuses...
  • Support for marijuana will influence elections

    Forget about Rick Scott and Charlie Crist duking it out over who makes the better governor. It's the fight over marijuana legalization that serves as the backdrop for the elections in Florida this fall. With polls showing more than 60 percent of voters...
  • Solar energy column missed the mark

    As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities. For this reason, I respectfully take...
  • Five things for Tuesday, July 29

    Five things for Tuesday, July 29
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. Let's start with weather. The National Hurricane Center reports that the tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic organized some last night and could grow into a tropical depression or storm today or...
  • State Senate race features longtime rivals

    State Senate race features longtime rivals
    The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin. Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are competing in the Republican...
  • Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land

    Chan Lowe: Docs vs. Glocks the law of the land
    Thank you, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, due to your two-to-one ruling, there are two things to which Florida doctors have no right under the First Amendment: to shout “Fire” in a crowded theater, and to ask any questions to a patient...