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  • New townhomes approved in Westmont

     New townhomes approved in Westmont
    A new 22-unit townhome community has been approved for the 400 block of North Cass Avenue in Westmont. Trustees earlier this month approved several zoning code variances for the development planned by Cass Avenue Dream Homes, LLC., which will have...
  • Orlando's Fern Creek school defied odds, yet now faces closure

    Orlando's Fern Creek school defied odds, yet now faces closure
    For years, Fern Creek Elementary has been a model of what's right in public education. Tucked inside an older neighborhood just north of downtown Orlando, the school — with its high population of poor and even homeless kids — defied the odds...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: Floridians need a little more honesty and true tax relief

    Ok, I'll admit it. I like talking about how govenment is supposed to work. From Everglades restoration and judicial diversity to hospital funding and the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline — I'm the one accused of killing too many trees in...
  • Randy Schultz: Legislature must end red-light camera scam

    Like the U.S. Supreme Court, the Florida Supreme Court often breaks along political lines on big rulings. With red-light cameras, however, conservative, moderate and liberal justices found legal harmony. Last week, the court ruled 5-2 that camera...
  • New York close to settling Central Park jogger case, reportedly for $40 million

    New York close to settling Central Park jogger case, reportedly for $40 million
    A proposed settlement of the civil rights suit brought by five men falsely imprisoned in the Central Park jogger case has gone to the New York comptroller’s office, a key step on the route to final approval. The proposed settlement of the racially...
  • Amid pension pinch, North Riverside considers privatizing fire department

    North Riverside may privatize fire department to save on pensions
    Last year North Riverside officials received a letter from a state agency ordering the village to start paying more into its underfunded pension accounts or face a financial reckoning. The ultimatum and a shortage of cash prompted the village to...
  • 3 mayors, 15 commission candidates win election

    3 mayors, 15 commission candidates win election
    Eighteen city candidates in Broward County – including three mayors – won automatic election Friday because no one filed to run against them. Mayors Richard Kaplan of Lauderhill, Jack Brady of North Lauderdale and Michael Udine of Parkland...
  • Political races firmed up in county, several Lake cities

    Political races firmed up in county, several Lake cities
    Political contests for County Commission, School Board and several Lake cities — plus a crowded race for a state House seat covering a large chunk of the county — firmed up Friday with the close of candidate qualifying. But the upcoming...
  • Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter is the greatest game they never saw

    Not being able to watch Josh Beckett's no-hitter was bad enough, but for the most of Los Angeles to miss our homegrown hero's masterpiece is a disgrace. Rich Hardt Long Beach :: As long as Dodgers pitchers keep throwing no-hitters this season,...
  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
  • 'Small' Doug McDermott grew into big-time player

    'Small' Doug McDermott grew into big-time player
    Vance Downs vividly remembers the first time he met Doug McDermott. "My first impression was, 'Wow, he's small!'" the longtime coach of Ames (Iowa) High said by phone. "His father told me he was the same size at Doug's age, maybe even a little smaller....