| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:41 AM
Orange County Dist. 6 Commission candidate Roberta Walton secured formal backing from the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association PAC, giving her another heavy-hitting establishment backer in a crowded primary race.
Walton was already co-endorsed by...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Former mayors Linda Chapin and Glenda Hood endorsed Orange County District 6 candidate Virginia Whittington, her campaign announced Monday.
The high-profile endorsements could be a factor in a crowded District 6 race primary race on Aug. 26, and it...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Nearly 100 people lived in Parramore Village before City Hall forced them to move and razed their homes — the beginning, they were told, of the neighborhood's rebirth.
Orlando taxpayers spent $1.3 million to relocate the residents, some of whom...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:15 AM
An Orlando commissioner is bristling at what she calls Mayor Buddy Dyer’s heavy-handed treatment of the City Council, accusing the mayor of treating the board like a rubberstamp for his initiatives.
In a rare example of dissent from the...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:09 PM
Fourteen-year-old Sharrell Bailey wouldn't be starting ninth grade at Oak Ridge High School on Monday if it weren't for the new Junior Achievement Academy opening there.
The magnet program, which will focus on leadership and entrepreneurship, is Junior...
| May 28, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Three Broward political leaders are among the new group chosen for the Leaders in Excellence Program at the University of Miami’s Good Government Initiative.
Most of the class of 18 is from Miami-Dade County.
Those chosen from Broward are...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 9:33 PM
When out-going Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty traveled through 18 countries over the years with his Chief of Staff George Rodon, his long-time friend discovered just how frugal his boss was when they lost their luggage on a flight. Crotty was dismayed...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Buddy Dyer filed election papers Wednesday to run for his third full term as mayor of Orlando in 2012. Though Dyer is routinely mentioned when names are bandied about for higher office, he's made no secret of his desire to remain mayor. He told the...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The Fiesta Bowl’s misery is ours too. The bowl imploded in scandal Tuesday. CEO John Junker was fired after an internal report found “an apparent scheme” to reimburse employees for political contributions and “an apparent...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 4:15 PM
The ribbon will be cut on the gleaming new Amway Center today, but the Orlando Magic's fight for a new arena started nearly a decade ago, with years of political horse-trading and hundreds of millions of dollars in the balance.
Building a new arena...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Enough talk about cutting the federal budget.
Let's start the job in Florida, beginning with Jacksonville's pork.
Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio want to move a nuclear aircraft carrier from Norfolk, Va., to Jacksonville. This would cost as much as...
| May 4, 2008
The Catholic Church has been a presence in Florida for centuries, since the days of Spanish exploration in the early 1500s, and a presence in Orlando at least since Bishop John Moore arranged the 1881 purchase of a block facing Orange Avenue at Robinson...