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  • Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe

    Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe
    With a week to go until the Democratic primary for governor, Charlie Crist is on the campaign trail in Democrat-rich South Florida, but he's not campaigning against his opponent. He's so focused on Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the November election...
  • Voters face many choices on Tuesday

    Voters face many choices on Tuesday
    Voters go to the polls Tuesday to set the table for the November elections, but the menu's already pretty well set. Barring a cataclysmic shock, Democrats are set to officially make Charlie Crist their candidate for governor despite the pitch from Nan...
  • FCAT reading exam keeps Chinese student from diploma (answer to readers' questions)

    FCAT reading exam keeps Chinese student from diploma (answer to readers' questions)
    In case you missed it, we wrote Sunday about a Seminole High School student who, four years after arriving here from China, was able to learn English well enough to earn A's and B's in his classes. But he could not pass FCAT reading, so he did not earn...
  • FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student

    FCAT reading exam trips up Chinese student
    Jiaqi Chu arrived in the United States four years ago from China, starting ninth grade as a 14-year-old whose only English was the memorized phrase, "Hi. How are you? I am good." He finished 12th grade in May with a 3.6 grade-point average, cum-laude...
  • Candidates reactions mixed over Lewis's ruling

    Candidates reactions mixed over Lewis's ruling
    Elections, redistricting, lawsuits over redistricting, and judge's orders about redistricting theoretically are all about voters. But the people most immediately impacted by Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis's decision to not redraw Central Florida'...
  • Will medical-pot centers end up in low-income areas?

    Will medical-pot centers end up in low-income areas?
    TALLAHASSEE — Here's one aspect of Florida's medical-marijuana debate getting little airplay: Would the dispensaries be crowded into poor and minority neighborhoods? If voters statewide pass Amendment 2 this fall, the dispensaries have to open...
  • Legislature still doesn't understand fair districts

    As Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature was shutting down after redrawing the boundaries of two gerrymandered congressional districts, House Reapportionment Committee chairman Rep. Richard Corcoran was crowing gleefully to reporters: "If that's a...
  • Webster sets up legal defense fund

    Webster sets up legal defense fund
    UPdate 5:35 p.m. 4/22/14: Webster's office notes taht the legal defense fund becomes irrelevent now that Judge Terry Lewis has decided to not change the district boundaries until 2016. While Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis considered how to rework...
  • Chan Lowe: Debbie Wasserman Schultz takes on Hobby Lobby

    Chan Lowe: Debbie Wasserman Schultz takes on Hobby Lobby
    Thanks to term limits, the only semi-permanent figures in Tallahassee besides lobbyists and bureaucrats are the members of the capital press corps. Bureau hands from Florida papers, radio, wire services, TV and Internet outlets can spend their entire...
  • Perry Thurston choice for attorney general

     Perry Thurston choice for attorney general
    According to one recent poll, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's approval rating is just 30 percent. Given her controversial tenure, a strong Democratic challenger could have a good chance, even in what is shaping up to be a Republican year. But...
  • Vivaldi ices opponents in CD9

    Vivaldi ices opponents in CD9
    Updated 9:35 a.m. 8/20/14 with Platt's response. Step up or put up, Peter Vivaldi declared to his competition. Declaring that it's a chance for all the candidates to come together for a good cause -- in a race that has had some particularly nasty...
  • Nan Rich spends final campaign week focused on South Florida

    Nan Rich spends final campaign week focused on South Florida
    For Nan Rich, the final week of the primary campaign means lots of time in her South Florida home base. It’s where she lives, it’s the area she served in the Florida Legislature, and it’s home to lots of Democratic voters – the...