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  • Phil Rawlins, Buddy Dyer: Weekend guests

    Phil Rawlins, Buddy Dyer: Weekend guests
    UPDATED: Local public-affairs programs this weekend will look at soccer, teen driving, Orlando's mayor, the arts community and Florida politics. The lineup: Greg Warmoth talks to Phil Rawlins, president of Orlando City Soccer Club, on "Central Florida...
  • Lobbyists launch new tech effort in Tallahassee

    Lobbyists launch new tech effort in Tallahassee
    Lobbyists in Tallahassee have formed a new association, the Florida Technology Council, to lobby for more tech innovation in state government. The council is headed up by lobbyists Claudia Davant, Jim Rimes and Mike Fischer. Davant is a former president...
  • 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...
  • Challenger pushes liberal causes in Democratic primary

    Michael Etienne is trying to make some points by challenging U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson in the Democratic primary in District 24, which straddles Broward and Miami-Dade counties. But he doesn't expect to win. The Democrat-dominated district —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Florida's new "warning shot" law

    Chan Lowe: Florida's new "warning shot" law
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the “warning shot” bill into law last Friday, as if there were any doubt that he would. Strategically, it made sense for Scott’s re-election bid, because no Crist supporters were going to switch their...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

    Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked. The 33 schools — on campuses...
  • Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill

    Florida teachers union to announce legal action on voucher bill
    The Florida Education Association will announce Wednesday legal action it plans over passage of a multi-pronged bill that expanded the state's largest school voucher program. A spokesman for the teachers union would not provide more specifics today except...