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  • Minto West vote shows the need for at-large commmission seats

    Unfortunately, Palm Beach County's system of government is working just as its creators envisioned. That system began in 1988. The county's Economic Council, which developers then dominated, wanted to dilute the power of anti-development south-county...
  • Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats

    Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats
    TALLAHASSEE — The winners of almost half of the 120 Florida House seats have already been decided — or are all but decided. After Tuesday's primary elections, 46 seats have been won, either by candidates running unopposed or by candidates...
  • Florida finally has sensible property insurance policies

    September 10 marks the statistical peak of hurricane season. Although Florida has escaped serious storms so far this year, we know that we have been lucky. We did not feel so lucky in South Florida 22 years ago when Hurricane Andrew made landfall and...
  • 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...
  • Charlie Crist wins primary, now official candidate to take on Gov. Rick Scott

    Charlie Crist wins primary, now official candidate to take on Gov. Rick Scott
    Charlie Crist won a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday, propelling him forward into what's already a blistering hot campaign against Republican Gov. Rick Scott in what will be the highest profile — and most expensive —...
  • Why Germany outshines Florida on solar energy

    In Germany two weeks ago, we were impressed by the multitude of solar arrays along the Autobahn. They perched on the rooftops of homes, apartment buildings, barns, offices, shops, storage sheds and garages. They were in cornfields and pastures — any...
  • Democratic leaders say their party is unified behind Crist

    Democratic leaders say their party is unified behind Crist
    – They did everything but sing "Kumbaya" as the victors and the vanquished came together Thursday to profess their admiration and respect for one another — and pledge that Democrats would work together to defeat Republicans in November. If...
  • Lawsuit calls Florida voucher program unconstitutional

    Lawsuit calls Florida voucher program unconstitutional
    Florida's largest school-voucher program is unconstitutional because it redirects taxpayer money to religious schools and creates a separate system of state-funded schools, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Tallahassee by the teachers union and...
  • Winter Park may establish special zone for medical marijuana centers

    Winter Park may establish special zone for medical marijuana centers
    With polls indicating that a ballot measure to legalize the medical use of marijuana in Florida is likely to pass, Winter Park commissioners are considering a new ordinance to regulate where so-called medical marijuana treatment centers could be located...
  • Cost of prepaid tuition halved

    Florida on Thursday slashed the price of its prepaid-college-tuition plans by up to half for the coming year, and thousands of families who in recent years purchased higher-priced plans will get refunds. Florida's prepaid-tuition plans — meant to...
  • Teens identified in Ray Allen's trespassing case

    A trail of sand was strewn across Ray Allen's tile floor. From the family room and foyer, to the second-floor stairway, the scattered grains were the marks of seven teens who entered Allen's Tahiti Beach home in Coral Gables through a faulty back French...
  • 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...