| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:43 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In an unusual move, a full panel of appeals judges has overruled a previous decision allowing a Republican political consultant to shield records related to a high-stakes redistricting lawsuit from public disclosure.
The unusual 5-4...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Tony Atkins has been hired as the boys basketball coach at Tavares Liberty Christian Prep, the school announced Tuesday.
He also will serve as the upper school’s principal and athletic director.
Atkins has been the head coach of the Nike E1T1...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Allison Tant, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, doesn't have an easy job.
Even though most of the state's registered voters are Democrats, Tant's party doesn't control any of the statewide elected offices, the congressional delegation or...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Climate change is not a new issue in Florida policymaking circles, but it's making an inconvenient intrusion into Florida's gubernatorial contest.
Gov. Rick Scott has been taking heat over the past two weeks because he's repeatedly...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Commercials for electronic cigarettes have become so ubiquitous that millions of American teens have seen them since 2012, a new study says.
About 4 out of 5 of the TV ads seen by these young viewers were for blu eCigs, a brand that was purchased by...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The Chicago Cubs are making inroads in signing their top picks in this month's amateur draft by announcing Thursday that four of their top seven picks signed bonuses.
Pitchers Jake Stinnett of Maryland and James Norwood of St. Louis agreed to terms....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and his surrogates love to stir up trouble among Democrats with calls for Charlie Crist, frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for governor, to debate primary opponent Nan Rich.
But that doesn’t mean Scott has an intention of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Frustration over continued mass shootings prompted Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana Tuesday to take aim at the National Rifle Association and its opposition to Florida gun control measures.
She criticized Florida lawmakers for this year...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:01 PM
The biggest statewide primary contest features Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor who wants to return to his old office as a Democrat. He faces Nan Rich of Weston, a former Democratic Party leader in the Florida Senate.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:24 PM
You know how it goes. You lose track of friends and then one day, someone gets in touch to say the friend has left us to our mortal pursuits.
Two such messages came recently within the span of a few days.
The first was an email from a stranger who...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hoping to energize voters concerned about access to abortion rights, Florida Planned Parenthood is launching a 2014 political effort.
Called Women are Watching, it’s spearheaded by Florida Planned Parenthood’s political action committee. The...