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  • Democrats, Charlie Crist use Broward police union boss to go after Rick Scott

    Democrats, Charlie Crist use Broward police union boss to go after Rick Scott
    Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor and the state Democratic Party have been going after Gov. Rick Scott for using uniformed police officers to boost his re-election image. The latest came Thursday, when a Broward Police union boss filed an...
  • Florida judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

    Florida judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
    A Florida judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday, but the order only carries weight in one of the state's 67 counties, according to court records and the American Civil Liberties Union. In a 14-page ruling, Judge Luis Garcia...
  • New Central Florida toll-road board meets, promises openness, honesty

    New Central Florida toll-road board meets, promises openness, honesty
    The board of a new regional toll road agency met for the first time Thursday, with members promising to clean up the mess of predecessors and act more openly and honestly. Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell was elected chairman and predicted there...
  • CareerSource Central Florida holding hiring fairs for veterans in Leesburg

    CareerSource Central Florida holding hiring fairs for veterans in Leesburg
    LEESBURG — For the second year, CareerSource Central Florida will host Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fairs to connect veterans with employers. Hiring fairs will be held at two locations in Lake and are open to veterans, both active and retired,...
  • Gambling, guns, Harry Potter, taxes — by the numbers

    Gambling, guns, Harry Potter, taxes — by the numbers
    Today's edition of the Friday Files is strictly by the numbers. •5.3 billion. That's how many dollars Floridians and visitors spent on lottery tickets last year. It's a record high. •3 billion. That's about how much went to winners —...
  • Investment collapse is ancient history these days

    Investment collapse is ancient history these days
    TALLAHASSEE – Here's a rare bit of good news brought to you by your state government: remember nearly seven years ago when credit markets crashed, and Florida's investment fund for local governments nearly went belly-up? Well, stay calm and read...
  • 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...
  • End of Florida ban won't end whining

    Now that Florida is on the verge of actually doing something sensible and just, the hysterical griping will be getting louder. Much louder. It's against the Bible, we will be hearing. Sorry, I give no credence to people who use religion as an excuse to...
  • 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....
  • 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...