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  • Microsoft education event will tackle technology skills gap

    Microsoft education event will tackle technology skills gap
    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. The...
  • Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike

    Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike
    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....
  • Orlando wrestles with new rules for Uber, Lyft

    Orlando wrestles with new rules for Uber, Lyft
    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. Orlando...
  • Orlando faces financial, construction hurdles in effort to host college-football title game

    Orlando faces financial, construction hurdles in effort to host college-football title game
    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...
  • MLS hopes to rekindle Portland expansion magic in Orlando

    MLS hopes to rekindle Portland expansion magic in Orlando
    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...
  • Forget cops or schools, $200M spent on mud-slinging in governor's race

    Forget cops or schools, $200M spent on mud-slinging in governor's race
    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...
  • Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap

    Microsoft Orlando event aims at tech education gap
    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...
  • College Park residents to City Council: Slow down, and listen

    College Park residents to City Council: Slow down, and listen
    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...
  • Orlando Magic, Casey Anthony, Citrus Bowl: weekend topics

    Orlando Magic, Casey Anthony, Citrus Bowl: weekend topics
    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...
  • What's next for Tinker Field? City can't decide

    What's next for Tinker Field? City can't decide
    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...
  • Church Street Exchange rebirth almost complete

    Church Street Exchange rebirth almost complete
    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...
  • Is downtown Orlando safe? Another killing rekindles concerns

    Is downtown Orlando safe? Another killing rekindles concerns
    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...