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  • Wasserman Schultz isn't sure whether to add Burger King to boycott list

    Wasserman Schultz isn't sure whether to add Burger King to boycott list
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz banned Chick-fil-A from her family's diet and urged a boycott of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. But she said Monday she hasn't decided whether to stop patronizing Burger King over the Miami-based company's decision to...
  • Local actors fill 'Dolphin Tale 2' ranks

    Local actors fill 'Dolphin Tale 2' ranks
    "Dolphin Tale 2" may focus on telegenic dolphins and handsome star Harry Connick Jr. But there's a subplot for local moviegoers: The made-in-Florida sequel put many Orlando actors to work. That development is "really, really, really unusual in this day,...
  • Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward

    Businesses mobilize for Children's Services Council of Broward
    Businesses in Broward County are mobilizing to keep funding for children's services they call critical for families, jobs and the local economy. They're pushing for a "Yes" vote on the Nov. 4 ballot to re-authorize a property tax that funds the...
  • Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape

    Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape
    The University of Central Florida — which already has a massive and growing campus in east Orange County — is moving quickly on a plan to build a $75 million satellite campus in downtown Orlando. The downtown campus would be a joint endeavor...
  • Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit

    Drum major Robert Champion's parents settle with bus company, driver in FAMU hazing lawsuit
    The parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion have settled the wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that owned the bus on which their son was beaten during a band hazing in Orlando before he was pronounced dead. The confidential pact, however, has...
  • Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial

    Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone armed with a camera. Sound far-fetched? In Florida, Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws...
  • PSC represents the public, but you would hardly know it

    Forty years ago, a Florida Legislature that actually cared about the public created an agency to represent consumers when utilities want more money. Two weeks ago, consumers lost that clout.    In a unanimous ruling, the Florida Supreme Court blessed the...
  • Tuition help, beer buying and booty-shaking

    Tuition help, beer buying and booty-shaking
    Earlier this week, my son and I were driving down the road when Meghan Trainor's new hit, "All About That Bass" came on the radio. I asked my middle-schooler if he knew what the catchy tune was really about. "No," he said. So I explained that she'...
  • Winter Park may put moratorium on pot centers

    Winter Park may put moratorium on pot centers
    Before Winter Park commissioners vote on whether to establish a special zone for medical marijuana treatment centers, City Attorney Usher Brown is advising them that another option is to put a moratorium on those centers. That’s true, Brown said,...
  • Blame Gov. Scott for health care woes

    In response to the Sept. 2 Viewpoint, "Health care has its own hurricane brewing": Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature refused to allow the state insurance commissioner to "negotiate lower rates with insurance companies or refuse rates that are...
  • New rules needed to govern drones

    New rules needed to govern drones
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone and camera. Sound far-fetched? Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws are keeping pace with...
  • Charlie Crist gets campaign boost from Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick

    Charlie Crist gets campaign boost from Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick
    Charlie Crist brought a national Democratic Party leader to South Florida on Monday, the second time in three days he’s had an assist to gain media attention and public interest in his campaign for governor. Tuesday’s visitor was...