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  • Resettlement of border kids in Florida sparks compassion, fear

    Resettlement of border kids in Florida sparks compassion, fear
    — More than 3,000 children detained after illegally crossing the border into the Southwestern United States have quietly resettled in Florida this year, and the prospect of more arrivals has sparked a mixture of compassion and fear. Their...
  • Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

    Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
  • Airport artist captures runway at different angle

    Airport artist captures runway at different angle
    Where others see a new runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Dawn Roe sees a mountain, and to her the dirt that created it is a lunar landscape. The Winter Park artist hopes that through her photos and videos, others will perceive...
  • Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades

    Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades
    TALLAHASSEE -- Central Florida's political geography could be scrambled thanks to a court's ruling that the Legislature's congressional maps tilted too far to help elect Republicans. The fallout could be felt for years as a precedent-setter for future...
  • Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map

    Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature's Republican leaders said Tuesday they would re-draw two unconstitutional Orlando-area congressional districts provided the courts allowed the new map to take effect in 2016 instead of in this year's midterm...
  • Gas glut brings lower prices at Orlando pumps

    Gas glut brings lower prices at Orlando pumps
    April Sawers smiled as she filled her car's gas tank at an Orlando station this week. She attributed her good mood to the steadily dropping price of fuel, which has dipped to its lowest level in four months, according to AAA, the motorists' club. "I'm...
  • Art events along I-Drive in Orlando

    Art events along I-Drive in Orlando
    When I think of "art" in Orlando, I think of downtown, Winter Park and Maitland and the museums, galleries and events they offer. The tourist-town areas around International Drive rarely come to mind, but that's about to change, beginning with two...
  • Central Florida is so good at bad parking lots

    Central Florida is so good at bad parking lots
    If you've spent time hating on the parking lot at Trader Joe's in Winter Park this summer, I have one question for you: Have you ever driven anywhere else in Central Florida? This region is blanketed with horrible parking lots. I'd go as far as to say...
  • Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants

    Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants
    TALLAHASSEE -- In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, House and Senate Republican leaders have ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or political consultants. Those three...
  • Maybe Apopka could learn from these slogans

    Maybe Apopka could learn from these slogans
    Apopka calls itself "The indoor foliage capital of the world," which sounds like something Christopher Guest made up for a mockumentary about local government. Mayor Joe Kilsheimer wants to rebrand his city, and I don't blame him. Apopka can still...
  • Miles de menores indocumentados son reubicados a Florida

    Miles de menores indocumentados son reubicados a Florida
    Más de 3,000 niños y adolescentes detenidos luego de cruzar ilegalmente la frontera sur de Estados Unidos han sido acomodados en Florida sin mayor alarde este año, y la idea de que haya más llegadas ha creado una mezcla de compasión y miedo. Su...