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  • Drawing undocumented immigrants out of the shadows

    WASHINGTON With federal immigration bills stalled on Capitol Hill, many states are charging ahead on their own to open doors to unauthorized immigrants, from allowing them to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities, to giving them driver's...
  • 17 candidates vie for judicial seats in Orange-Osceola circuit

    17 candidates vie for judicial seats in Orange-Osceola circuit
    When they go to the polls Aug. 26, voters in Orange and Osceola counties will have the opportunity to dramatically reshape the local judiciary, deciding among 17 candidates for eight seats on the circuit bench. The biggest-spending race pits Diana...
  • Experts push early education for poor kids -- pre-K may be too late

    Experts push early education for poor kids -- pre-K may be too late
    For Florida's 1 million children growing up in poverty, kindergarten — and even pre-K — is too late to start giving them the help many will need to grow into capable, productive adults. That's the warning of a growing statewide effort to...
  • Friends, family gather as Army names Reserve Center after fallen Oviedo hero

    Friends, family gather as Army names Reserve Center after fallen Oviedo hero
    SANFORD — Gary Mills owes his life to the late Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe. Mills was one of half a dozen soldiers whom Cashe pulled from a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle after a roadside bomb hit it in Iraq on Oct. 17, 2005. Badly...
  • Rich is better Democrat, but Crist has better chance

    Former state Sen. Nan Rich, a true blue Democrat, expresses in just a few words the reason she and not Charlie Crist should be her party's choice to face Gov. Rick Scott in November: "We need to make sure we don't have two Republicans running in the...
  • The art of avoiding questions in a gubernatorial race

    The art of avoiding questions in a gubernatorial race
    TALLAHASSEE — News flash: Gov. Rick Scott doesn't answer questions. Yes, it's media-driven sound and fury, but when a governor can turn an oxymoron into a national cable-news debacle with CNN's Anderson Cooper claiming he "insults everyone's...
  • Joshua Johnson and Rick Scott: Champ & Chump

    Joshua Johnson: This Orlando businessman is the leading advocate behind a local campaign to change hearts and minds about the homeless. A series of YouTube videos for the Rethink Homelessness campaign has been watched hundreds of thousands of times....
  • Backers of medical marijuana in Florida seek to assuage concerns

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Backers of a ballot initiative that would legalize wider use of medical marijuana in Florida are working to assuage some voters' concerns before the November election about how the drug would be regulated. A newly formed group...
  • State unemployment rate ticks down to 6.2 percent

    State unemployment rate ticks down to 6.2 percent
    Florida's labor market continued its convalescence in June, as the unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.2 percent — down from May's reading of 6.3 percent — and the state added 37,400 jobs, officials said Friday. Job-creation numbers in the...
  • At long last, equality comes to Florida

     At long last, equality comes to Florida
    Fly that rainbow flag high, Florida, for equal rights is just around the corner. Thursday's ruling by a judge in the Florida Keys overturns — in his jurisidiction of Monroe County — the state ban on gay marriage that voters added to the...
  • Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill

    Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill
    The Florida Education Association will announce Wednesday legal action it plans over passage of a multi-pronged bill that expanded the state's largest school voucher program. A spokesman for the teachers union would not provide more specifics today except...