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  • Way past time for state to pay for canker fiasco

    Way past time for state to pay for canker fiasco
    Here's what we said about the state's canker-eradication program in February 2008. "It is time for the state of Florida to throw in the towel and admit defeat in the much-maligned canker eradication program." And in May of 2008: "The state blew it....
  • Charters need to earn share of revenue

    At a Palm Beach County school board meeting this month, charter school principal Henry DiGiacinto accused the board of Jim Crow-style bias. His over-the-top accusation didn't provoke the same gasps that Marcia Radosevich elicited in March when she gave...
  • Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money

    Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money
    Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...
  • No 'amen,' but nonbeliever wins praise for his invocation

    No 'amen,' but nonbeliever wins praise for his invocation
    All that was missing from David Williamson's invocation Monday was an "amen." The founder of the Central Florida Freethought Community, an association of "nonbelievers" and a chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, delivered the ceremonial...
  • Legislature must end red-light camera scam

             Like the U.S. Supreme Court, the Florida Supreme Court often breaks along political lines on big rulings. With red-light cameras, however, conservative, moderate and liberal justices found legal harmony.        Last week, the court ruled 5-...
  • New law bans e-cigarette sales to minors July 1

    New law bans e-cigarette sales to minors July 1
    Above the counter at eCigsSource in Orlando, three large blackboards tout dozens of e-cigarette flavors, including "Fruit Loops," bubble gum and PB&J. Although the sweetness might appeal to kids, no one younger than 18 is allowed to buy electronic...
  • New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate

    New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate
    Until this week, Florida was one of only two states in the nation that didn't have a law requiring car seats for kids who'd outgrown baby seats but were still too small for seat belts. But a law -- pushed by advocates for more than a decade -- signed by...
  • Tolls on Turnpike, other state roads going up July 1

    Tolls on Turnpike, other state roads going up July 1
    Get ready to pay a little more for tolls on Florida's Turnpike and other state-operated toll roads. SunPass users and those billed under the Toll by Plate system will pay 1.5 percent more as of July 1 to travel Alligator Alley, the Sawgrass Expressway...
  • Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1

    Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1
    There are so many tasty, sweet and fruity e-cigarette flavors under the counter at Smoke This Too in Wilton Manors, you might feel like a kid in a candy store. But the shop's policy is not to sell the electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18, said...
  • Florida bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors starting July 1

    Florida bans sale of e-cigarettes to minors starting July 1
    There are so many tasty, sweet and fruity e-cigarette flavors at iVape Palm Beach, you might feel like a kid in a candy store. But the shop's policy is not to sell to anyone under 18, said Shang Le, owner of the Boynton Beach shop. On Tuesday, that...
  • Walkers and bikers, Berghdahl and climate change: Letters

    Focus on walkers, bikers On Tuesday, I attended the city's planning-board meeting regarding The Princeton at College Park, a proposed 226-apartment complex. As a decade-long resident of the neighborhood, I did not intend to speak directly against...
  • Medical pot intrigues Central Florida growers

     Medical pot intrigues Central Florida growers
    Nursery workers scrubbed their hands and put on robes and hair nets before entering a 46-degree processing room, ready to prep organic thyme arriving on conveyors from a greenhouse with computer-controlled climate. Kerry's Nursery owner Kerry Herndon...