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  • Jack Seiler, mayor, Fort Lauderdale

    Jack Seiler, mayor, Fort Lauderdale
    Last week: The death of former Mayor and Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. is a tremendous loss. In a long and distinguished career, he personified a more civil style of public service. Clay Shaw was collegial, dignified, and honorable, and always did what he...
  • Katy Sorenson, president, The Good Government Initiative, University of Miami

    Katy Sorenson, president, The Good Government Initiative, University of Miami
    Last week: Organized librarians and Miami-Dade citizens convinced the County Commission to stop the ill-advised plan to gut the library system by cutting hours and librarians. Budget crisis averted, but [only] postponed. The fact is libraries are not just...
  • Sinking Utah poll numbers show political toll of government shutdown

    Sinking Utah poll numbers show political toll of government shutdown
    There is red and there is red. As in fire engine-ruby-crimson-blood-cardinal red. Politically speaking, Utah falls into the latter category. It has been nearly half a century since the state voted Democratic in a presidential election. President Obama...
  • At border, Israelis watch Syria's civil war through a fortified fence

    SYRIAN BORDER, Golan Heights — From the bunkers and watchtowers along this tense, fortified frontier, Israelis say they can do little more than view from afar the civil warfare raging across the border in Syria. And in a reminder of the...
  • Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League

    Hava Leipzig Holzhauer, regional director, Florida Anti-Defamation League
    Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
  • Jorge Duany, director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU

    Jorge Duany, director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU
    Last week: While most national and international media attention has focused on possible U.S. military actions in Syria, U.S. immigration reform has fallen to a secondary place in public debates. Last week, a small group of Latino activists organized a...
  • PASSINGS: Wilfried Martens

    Wilfried Martens, 77, the resilient Belgian prime minister who led nine governments and deepened Belgium's integration in the European Union, died Wednesday at his home in Lokeren, in East Flanders. A family statement confirming his death did not...
  • Federal shutdown makes key government data hard to find

    Federal shutdown makes key government data hard to find
    Think the federal shutdown doesn’t concern you? Just try looking for some basic data. Data.gov is down, as are websites that distribute data for the Census, FBI, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Bureau of Labor...
  • Toyota voluntarily recalling 10,000 cars for faulty wiper switch

    Toyota voluntarily recalling 10,000 cars for faulty wiper switch
    Toyota announced Thursday that it was voluntarily recalling about 10,000 new cars to fix a faulty windshield wiper switch. The recall affects the 2013 and 2014 Camry and Camry Hybrid, the 2013 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid, and the 2014 Corolla. Due to a...
  • California says 'no' to reopening national parks on state's dime

    California says 'no' to reopening national parks on state's dime
    California officials aren't biting when it comes to an offer by the Obama administration to use state money to reopen national parks closed by the federal government shutdown. The Interior Department announced Thursday that it would consider reopening...
  • Nobel Peace Prize recipient is a relatively obscure watchdog

    Nobel Peace Prize recipient is a relatively obscure watchdog
    LONDON – Hardly anyone knew it existed before last month. Its work has been criticized and its employees shot at. Bigger names, including that of a teenage girl, were thought to be ahead in line for the world’s most prestigious award. But...