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  • Florida finally has sensible property insurance policies

    September 10 marks the statistical peak of hurricane season. Although Florida has escaped serious storms so far this year, we know that we have been lucky. We did not feel so lucky in South Florida 22 years ago when Hurricane Andrew made landfall and...
  • Nan Rich spends final campaign week focused on South Florida

    Nan Rich spends final campaign week focused on South Florida
    For Nan Rich, the final week of the primary campaign means lots of time in her South Florida home base. It’s where she lives, it’s the area she served in the Florida Legislature, and it’s home to lots of Democratic voters – the...
  • Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres

    Crist appears poised to win Democratic nomination, but Rich perseveres
    Between now and Aug. 26, Florida Democrats need to decide if they'll go with their hearts or their minds in the race for their party's nomination for governor. Tugging at their heartstrings is Nan Rich, a lifelong Democrat and champion of just about...
  • Civil rights panel to hear "stand your ground" views at briefing

    Civil rights panel to hear "stand your ground" views at briefing
    The mother of a teenager who was slain at a Jacksonville gas station after he and his friends refused to turn down their music will be among the panelists at a briefing in Orlando about "Stand Your Ground" laws. Jordan Davis' mother, Lucia McBath,...
  • Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary

    Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary
    Nan Rich doesn’t like discussing the “what if” question, as in what if she loses the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in the Aug 26 primary. The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston is the underdog, behind...
  • Wasserman Schultz isn't sure whether to add Burger King to boycott list

    Wasserman Schultz isn't sure whether to add Burger King to boycott list
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz banned Chick-fil-A from her family's diet and urged a boycott of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. But she said Monday she hasn't decided whether to stop patronizing Burger King over the Miami-based company's decision to...
  • Charlie Crist establishes beachhead in southwest Palm Beach County

    Charlie Crist establishes beachhead in southwest Palm Beach County
    Never mind that he’s not yet their nominee. A large contingent of Palm Beach County political leaders turned out Tuesday to help Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist launch his campaign effort against Republican Gov. Rick Scott. The...
  • PSC represents the public, but you would hardly know it

    Forty years ago, a Florida Legislature that actually cared about the public created an agency to represent consumers when utilities want more money. Two weeks ago, consumers lost that clout.    In a unanimous ruling, the Florida Supreme Court blessed the...
  • Kickin' it Country: Community leaders to celebrate achievements during the Urban League of Broward County's 'Red Gala'

    The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC), a nonprofit human services organization, will recognize three community leaders at its "Red Gala" presented by Wells Fargo Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center....
  • Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale

    Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale
    In an illustration of how important South Florida – in particular the Democratic bastion of Broward County – is to his hopes of becoming governor, Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary election night party in Fort Lauderdale. Crist won&...
  • 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...