| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Microsoft’s YouthSpark program is hosting an event Tuesday morning where Orlando area civic leaders will gather to take a look at tech, science and math teaching in local schools – and how that matches up with the local job market.
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Orlando City Council gave preliminary approval to a 17.7 percent property tax increase on Monday, saying revenue collections aren't keeping pace with City Hall's expenses.
The council voted unanimously to raise the property tax rate by $1, to $6....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 1:02 PM
City Hall is working on a new set of rules that would allow Uber, Lyft and other so-called "ridesharing" companies to operate in Orlando legally, even as city regulators continue to ticket their drivers for ignoring the current rules.
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Dust billows and heavy machinery echoes through the construction site on the corner of Church Street and Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando.
It's the home of one of the city's top reclamation projects, a $207 million renovation of the 78-year old Florida...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — A quick tour of Portland's downtown neighborhoods reveals a city resembling the ongoing development in Orlando.
The restaurants and bars that line Northwest 23rd Avenue in downtown Portland pulsated with activity a few hours...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Earlier this week, the Sentinel revealed that Rick Scott, Charlie Crist and their deep-pocketed supporters may end up spending $200 million this year.
Not to educate kids, boost the economy or support our veterans.
But to beat the snot out of each...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The Orlando area has a large “education gap” for tech and science skills, according to data unveiled by Microsoft and the Brookings Institution Tuesday.
Microsoft sponsored the event through its YouthSpark program, which provides resources...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Sometimes, Mary A. Travis said, it’s important just to know that your views and concerns are being listened to, and taken seriously.
And she’s not alone in feeling that way.
Travis, who has lived in College Park since 1984, said she and a...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The guest list for this weekend's public-affairs programs include some of Central Florida's biggest names. The list:
Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins is Matt Austin's guest on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Martins talks about the team...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The saga of Tinker Field is going into extra innings.
More than seven months after the announcement of a plan to demolish Orlando's aged ballpark, city commissioners spent hours Monday debating whether to declare it an official historic landmark and, if...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It was only last year that the Church Street Exchange building was an empty reminder of better days in downtown Orlando’s entertainment-and-shopping district.
With Tuesday’s grand opening for the Canvs co-working space, however, the...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Maria Fernanda Godinez, a 22-year-old from Cocoa, was out for a drink with friends at downtown Orlando's Vixen Bar early Tuesday morning when a stray bullet ended her life.
The death of a woman who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time is...