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  • Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)

    Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)
    A push to "maximize local control" would mean local school districts would decide which textbooks to buy for every class taught in its schools. That's a time-consuming and expensive task that Florida's school systems say they don't want -- but the Florida...
  • Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew

    Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew
    TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85. A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...
  • South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew

    South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew
    Comments from South Florida political leaders on the death Thursday of former Gov. Reubin Askew. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (full statement below). Via Twitter: "My thoughts are with...
  • Orlando in the top 50 best cities to start a new business

    Orlando in the top 50 best cities to start a new business
    Orlando ranks in the top 50 in a new ranking of the best cities to start a new business, while Jacksonville holds the top spot on the list.  In the recent study from WalletHub.com, Orlando ranks 37th out of the 150 most populated U.S. cities. The...
  • Teenagers, sleep and school start times (and a Fl bill introduced and withdrawn)

    Teenagers, sleep and school start times (and a Fl bill introduced and withdrawn)
    Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, confessed on Facebook that while in high school he was a "zombie at 7:15 a.m." and would have appreciated if school started later. Citing research on teenagers and sleep -- information that has prompted some schools...
  • Archbishop McCarthy, Flanagan baseball ranked top-five nationally

    Two of the top-five ranked high school baseball teams in the nation reside in Broward County. Four-time defending champ Archbishop McCarthy is No. 4 in this week’s MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national rankings and Flanagan is No. 5. Both moved up two spots...
  • Sunrise man collects $12M Lotto win

    Sunrise man collects $12M Lotto win
    A Sunrise man claimed a $12 million Florida Lotto jackpot in Tallahassee Tuesday, the first Lotto win in Broward or Palm Beach county since a Davie woman won in September 2012. Delroy Reid, 49, stepped forward on behalf of the Rolgini Revocable Trust....
  • Travis Rudolph commits to FSU as Seminoles keep racking up recruits

    Travis Rudolph commits to FSU as Seminoles keep racking up recruits
    Highly touted wide receiver prospect Travis Rudolph of West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman committed to Florida State on Thursday night at the Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field. Asked why he picked FSU over his other four finalists Alabama,...
  • Sick-leave fight cranks up again

    Sick-leave fight cranks up again
    TALLAHASSEE -- The year-long fight over imposing earned-sick leave requirements on businesses in Orange County is cranking back up. The Florida Legislature passed a sick-leave bill last spring which blocks local governments from enacting sick-leave...
  • $45K Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Margate about to expire

    $45K Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Margate about to expire
       We're getting pretty lax with our lottery tickets in Florida: Days after a $16 million Powerball winner went to a waste, a Fantasy 5 ticket worth $45,087.48 sold in Margate is about to expire.  The 180-day deadline to claim the top prize is Thursday,...
  • My Word: Community-based foster care is best

    Florida's community-based foster-care system is coming under fire from legislators and academics in Tallahassee, who call it "fragmented" and "inefficient." On the contrary, a quick glance backward shows this model has significantly improved the safety of...
  • Findings of investigation involving Jameis Winston to be released

    So much for published speculation that findings on the sexual-assault investigation involving Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston would not be released until after this weekend. Willie Meggs, Florida's state attorney, has scheduled a...