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  • Orlando Science Center launches ambitious fundraising campaign

    Orlando Science Center launches ambitious fundraising campaign
    The Orlando Science Center is launching a campaign to raise as much as $35 million to expand science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM programs, throughout the community and inside the facility. The public-private outreach includes asking...
  • Uber brings hope to Orlando taxi drivers, fear to their bosses

    Uber brings hope to Orlando taxi drivers, fear to their bosses
    Bulldozers and backhoes working on Mears Transportation's new $20 million headquarters are grinding to a halt as nervous executives put the project on indefinite hold. The reason: Uber, a smartphone app that threatens to cut deep into taxi-industry...
  • Orlando considers ban on transgender discrimination

    Orlando considers ban on transgender discrimination
    Orlando may outlaw discrimination against transgender people, forbidding businesses and landlords from denying employment, housing or public accommodation to those who identify themselves as a member of the opposite sex. If the City Council approves,...
  • 07/01: Progressions

    Ed Anderson was appointed vice president of operations for Houston-based Construct-X. He will be based in Orlando. Jo Thacker, a partner in the Orlando office of Broad and Cassel, was appointed by Mayor Buddy Dyer to serve on the City of Orlando's...
  • Past time to end state's same-sex marriage ban: Editorial

    Past time to end state's same-sex marriage ban: Editorial
    Almost six years ago, after Florida voters amended the state's constitution to rule out same-sex marriage, a speaker at an Orlando protest told the crowd, "Time is on our side, and our rights will not be denied." What might have come off as Panglossian in...
  • Same-sex marriage, immigration, and Constitution: Letters

    Same-sex marriage I commend the Orlando Sentinel for its editorial urging positive rulings in the pending lawsuits seeking to overturn Florida's laws banning same-sex marriage ("Past time to end state's same-sex marriage ban," Sunday). As a gay...
  • Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum

    Stewart asks Jacobs to back gay marriage, mayor stays mum
    State Rep. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, has asked Republican Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to support the legal fight to overturn Florida's ban on gay marriage. Orlando elected leaders, led by Democratic Mayor Buddy Dyer, recently voted 5-2 to file a...
  • Should Orlando welcome Uber?: Front Burner

    Should Orlando welcome Uber?: Front Burner
    San Francisco-based Uber has rattled the taxi industry around the world by offering a competing "ridesharing" approach to transportation. Under the company's UberX service, passengers can use a smartphone app to summon drivers willing to give them a...
  • Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4th of July fireworks

     Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> of July fireworks
    For the first time, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will provide accompaniment to the city's traditional "Fireworks at the Fountain" in downtown's Lake Eola Park this July 4. "When the Downtown Development Board approached us, we were deeply...
  • Orlando celebrates Civil Rights Act with eye on the future

    Orlando celebrates Civil Rights Act with eye on the future
    The city of Orlando celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Monday with one eye on the past and a focus on the future. "In this city, we value diversity," said Mayor Buddy Dyer. "Today we celebrate the 50th...
  • Water, judgments, and abortion: Letter

    Wise up to water Samuel Taylor Coleridge noted in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner": "Water, water every where, nor any drop to drink." The sailor in the story was stranded in a becalmed ocean, punished for killing a benevolent albatross. In Florida,...
  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 'new urbanism' community

    Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 'new urbanism' community
    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando formally broke ground on its $8 million Butler's Preserve community Friday – a project expected to help revitalize the Greater Washington Shores neighborhood. More than 100 people, including Orlando Mayor...