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  • Don't reduce protection for endangered waters: Editorial

    Don't reduce protection for endangered waters: Editorial
    Florida's leaders would be poorly cast in a Hollywood blockbuster called "Guardians of the Waterways." Many of the state's rivers and springs have been in a steady decline for years from pollution and excessive groundwater pumping. Yet lawmakers...
  • More than 200 years later, time to remake Constitution?

    In 1787, the wisest political minds met in Philadelphia ostensibly to revise the Articles of Confederation. However, the Founders of our Constitution knew that the articles were inadequate to meet the needs of 19th-century America, and could not be simply...
  • TCW names Engelsman global chief compliance officer

    (Reuters) - Asset management firm TCW Group Inc has appointed Jeffrey Engelsman global chief compliance officer in an effort to adapt to increasingly complex financial regulation. Engelsman reports to David Lippman, TCW president and chief executive, and...
  • The lower Congress sinks, the higher voter turnout might be

    WASHINGTON Could voter disdain for Congress motivate more people to turn out this November? Could be. A new Gallup study suggests that in recent elections, disapproval of Congress' job performance meant higher turnout. Currently, Gallup's congressional...
  • Albert R. Hunt: Ferguson reveals blacks' unfinished journey

    Albert R. Hunt: Ferguson reveals blacks' unfinished journey
    The tragic shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., has sparked an intense debate about the state of race relations in America, but there's little indication much will change. This recalls the expectation that Barack...
  • Representative DesJarlais wins Tennessee primary by 38 votes

    NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - A challenger to scandal-plagued U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais on Monday conceded the Republican primary election in Tennessee, giving the physician a shot at a third term by 38 votes. DesJarlais and Jim Tracy, a state...
  • Odd stop-sign design adds confusion

    Q: On the subject of stop signs, there is an unusual situation in the Trexlertown Shopping Center. There are two-way stop signs at the Trexlertown Post Office, but the signs are perpendicular to each other. The end result is that the two non-stops at...
  • Women's Equality Day: A call to action [Commentary]

    On Aug. 26, 1920, Congress certified passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing all women citizens the right to vote. The jubilant day — since proclaimed "Women's Equality Day" — climaxed a long persistent half-...
  • Veterans win in-state tuition benefit

    As president of the Collegiate Veterans Association at Florida State University, Abby Kinch often heard from veterans who ran into a stumbling block before they even started their college careers. Veterans new to the state who enrolled at Florida...
  • Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike

    Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike
    Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday afternoon held a behind-closed-doors discussion on raising the minimum wage, appearing briefly afterward for the cameras. Biden’s visit, which included a campaign...
  • With Graham name, Democrats see rare chance for Florida win

    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - On a campaign tour across north Florida, congressional candidate Gwen Graham kept her dad busy at a grill flipping hamburgers and hotdogs for voters. Bob Graham, the popular former governor and long-time U.S. senator, features...