| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
By now, it would seem that just about anyone living or working in downtown Orlando or any town north to DeBary in Volusia County has seen the brightly colored SunRail commuter train rolling along the tracks.
Back and forth the locomotive and two...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE – A plan to further expand Florida’s school-voucher program on Wednesday was stripped of the actual “expansion” in the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Losing its luster as a location for filming, Florida is poised to green-light a substantially higher investment in the film and entertainment industry.
The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee on Monday passed a proposal to double...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”
But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:01 PM
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House passed a plan Friday to expand the state's school-voucher program, although it no longer raises the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools.
Instead, the bill, HB...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:59 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida voters can expect to witness a handful of heated races for the state Legislature this year.
But the outcomes aren’t likely to place much of a dent in Republican control of the statehouse, even as the region...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:24 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Despite an indictment of one board member, a legislative plan to blow up Metro Orlando's expressway authority and impose new ethical rules on its successor has stalled in the Florida House days before the Legislature adjourns.
The plan to...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Filming in Florida produces jobs and economic impact, but incentives for the industry have dried up recently. Sentinel writer and television critic Hal Boedecker has an overview in the paper today on the situation.
Miami is the biggest film center in...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:52 PM
SunRail was running on time this evening, despite an accident earlier in the day in which a train heading into the Maitland station struck a car stalled on the tracks at the intersection of Packwood and Maitland avenues.
This is the first day the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:48 AM
One-hundred yards to go and Special Olympian Monica Hernandez started sprinting.
With a torch extended into the air from her left hand, Hernandez, 26, of Oviedo, crossed the finish line as more than a dozen Seminole County law enforcement officers...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:55 AM
SunRail carried more than 4,100 paid riders Monday, the first day fares were in effect for the commuter train.
The first 12 days were free, culminating in more than 17,000 passengers on Friday. Nearly 135,000 people rode SunRail during its free...