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  • Voters face many choices on Tuesday

    Voters face many choices on Tuesday
    Voters go to the polls Tuesday to set the table for the November elections, but the menu's already pretty well set. Barring a cataclysmic shock, Democrats are set to officially make Charlie Crist their candidate for governor despite the pitch from Nan...
  • Charlie Crist wins primary, now official candidate to take on Gov. Rick Scott

    Charlie Crist wins primary, now official candidate to take on Gov. Rick Scott
    Charlie Crist won a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday, propelling him forward into what's already a blistering hot campaign against Republican Gov. Rick Scott in what will be the highest profile — and most expensive —...
  • 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...
  • Democratic leaders say their party is unified behind Crist

    Democratic leaders say their party is unified behind Crist
    – They did everything but sing "Kumbaya" as the victors and the vanquished came together Thursday to profess their admiration and respect for one another — and pledge that Democrats would work together to defeat Republicans in November. If...
  • Day to define vision and future in Palm Beach County

    Day to define vision and future in Palm Beach County
    The Palm Beach County Commission has a chance to plan the future of the county's last major undeveloped region. Today, the commission should take that chance. Before the commission is Minto West, the controversial project proposed for the former...
  • Timeout needed on high-stakes tests

     Timeout needed on high-stakes tests
    You know the frustration surrounding the high-stakes testing of public school children. What started as a test to assess student performance has morphed into a bludgeon that punishes families, teachers and school districts. Add in the botched...
  • Our takeaways from Florida's primary election

      Our takeaways from Florida's primary election
    The surprises in Tuesday's primary election didn't happen near the top of the ballot. Everyone knew former Gov. Charlie Crist would defeat former state Sen. Nan Rich and emerge as the Democratic nominee for governor. Though Crist grew up a Republican,...
  • LWV signals it intends to keep fighting new congressional maps

    LWV signals it intends to keep fighting new congressional maps
    TALLAHASSEE -- The groups that successfully sued to have Florida's congressional districts invalidated by a court are pledging to keep the legal fight going until lawmakers craft a radically different plan. The Legislature on Monday passed a new version...
  • For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief

    For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief
    District 2: Aronson knows her community the most Five candidates with varying backgrounds and experience filed to run for the Broward County Commission District 2 spot in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. No Republicans have filed to run for this seat, so...
  • Best for Broward Circuit Court: Feren, McLawrence, Bailey and Schulman,

    Best for Broward Circuit Court: Feren, McLawrence, Bailey and Schulman,
    Broward County is the 17th Judicial Circuit. Circuit Court judges are a rung above County Court judges and handle serious criminal cases including homicide, burglary and child abuse. They hear civil cases involving more than $15,000. The judges...
  • 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...