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  • Scripps Research Institute eyes pact with USC

    Scripps Research Institute eyes pact with USC
    The Scripps Research Institute is considering a partnership with the University of Southern California, but Scripps' president says the arrangement wouldn't jeopardize the Jupiter campus. "Any agreement with USC would maintain Scripps's unique...
  • Less is more when approving specialty plates

    Less is more when approving specialty plates
    If ever there were a moratorium large enough to drive a truck through, it's the one the Florida Legislature imposed in 2008 to curb the number of specialty license plates. Back then, state lawmakers said there were too many tags. Now, there are even more....
  • Name recognition important in Crist-Rich race: New Voices

    Name recognition important in Crist-Rich race: New Voices
    With the Aug. 26 Democratic primary for governor of Florida fast approaching, Democrats across the state are charged with choosing a candidate who not only must represent their core beliefs, but who must ultimately be able to unseat unpopular Gov. Rick...
  • Officials stress fireworks safety as July Fourth nears

    Officials stress fireworks safety as July Fourth nears
    The Sunshine State's safety agencies are under no illusions about the upcoming Fourth of July holiday: Floridians will light up or shoot off fireworks of varying legality and safety, as they do every year. But particularly with the holiday falling on...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: Floridians need a little more honesty and true tax relief

    Ok, I'll admit it. I like talking about how govenment is supposed to work. From Everglades restoration and judicial diversity to hospital funding and the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline — I'm the one accused of killing too many trees in...
  • SunRail adds, then drops, third car to evening run

    SunRail adds, then drops, third car to evening run
    Two months after opening for business, the SunRail commuter train has added, then dropped, a third car to its most popular late afternoon run. "When we saw that third car … cheers went up," SunRail rider Alice Sproul wrote in an email last week...
  • 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...
  • It's official: Nan Rich vs. Charlie Crist in Democratic primary

    It's official: Nan Rich vs. Charlie Crist in Democratic primary
    Nan Rich made it official on Tuesday, guaranteeing a Democratic primary for governor. The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston qualified for the ballot on Tuesday in Tallahassee. She’ll face Charlie Crist in the Aug. 26 primary....
  • 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...
  • Andrea Moore, attorney, children's advocate and former executive director of Florida's Children First

    Andrea Moore, attorney, children's advocate and former executive director of Florida's Children First
      Q: The Florida Legislature made changes in Department of Children and Families regulations. What else would you have liked to have seen? I think a more robust policy discussion is needed balancing the safety of children and the preservation of...