| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:49 PM
There's a lot of passion in the race for Broward County Commission District 8.
That's the nice way of putting it. The two candidates can't even stand to be in the same room together.
Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief and Miramar City Commissioner...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Norman Pellegrini has been the point person when it comes to selling bonds for Orlando's toll-road agency, meeting regularly with board members and winning more than $2 billion worth of business and $9.5 million in commissions and fees for his employers...
| Aug 22, 2014
The Florida chapter of the ALS Association is hoping that donations for the popular ice bucket challenge thats' been sweeping the country comes their way.
The ice bucket challenges are credited with more than $40 million for the national...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:39 PM
This weekend's public-affairs programs include a hospital visit, an adoption discussion, a look at Florida's obesity problem and candidate interviews. The lineup:
"Central Florida Spotlight" goes on location to Nemours Children's Hospital at 12:30 p.m....
| Aug 18, 2014
According to one recent poll, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's approval rating is just 30 percent. Given her controversial tenure, a strong Democratic challenger could have a good chance, even in what is shaping up to be a Republican year.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:58 PM
A bus carrying Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist was involved in a minor crash on Sand Lake Road in Orange County on Thursday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Troopers say the bus was westbound on Sandlake at 1:45 p.m. when it slowed to a...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:12 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist kicked off a three-day, five-media market "Restore the Cuts" bus tour Wednesday featuring the former Republican governor literally riding a school bus across the state.
Flanked by "Charlie!"...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Congregants in a Miami church handed the Rev. Mitch Hescox a Bible to take with him to Tallahassee. It was a gift for the governor, and it accompanied 60,000 signatures the reverend had collected, all from evangelical Christians, all asking Gov. Rick...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Florida's unemployment rate in July remained unchanged from June's 6.2 percent as job creation throughout the state cooled, officials said Friday.
Over the month, the state lost 1,600 jobs, a decrease of less than 0.1 percent. That's a marked change...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Three years ago, after Gov. Rick Scott turned down $2.4 billion in federal funds for a high-speed rail link between Orlando and Tampa, leading Democrats blistered the new Republican chief executive — rightly — for squandering thousands of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Here's reprint of my Sunday print column, about Charlie Crist's refusal to debate (or mostly acknowledge) his primary opponent, Nan Rich of Weston, a lifelong Democrat who spent a long time in the Florida Legislature:
She's a 72-year-old Jewish...