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Tallahassee (Leon, Florida)

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  • 'American Idol': Tallahassee auditions move

    'American Idol': Tallahassee auditions move
    Because of the weather, "American Idol" will move its Sunday auditions in Tallahassee. Singers now need to be at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University. The center is at 505 W. Pensacola St. The auditions will run from about 9...
  • Bright Futures promises, FCAT, fundraisers: Letters

    Bright Futures promises High-schoolers and parents should take note of Scott Maxwell's Wednesday column, "Bright Futures keep dimming for Florida students." Many parents will get sticker shock over the next several years when they see the ACT/SAT...
  • Attack ads on schools lack perspective

    If only Florida's public schools and universities were funded as lavishly as the gubernatorial campaigns that are making education funding a centerpiece of their attack ads. As Tallahassee Bureau Chief Aaron Deslatte reported, groups supporting...
  • Appeals court overturns itself in Data Targeting redistricting records fight

    Appeals court overturns itself in Data Targeting redistricting records fight
    TALLAHASSEE -- In an unusual move, a full panel of appeals judges has overruled a previous decision allowing a Republican political consultant to shield records related to a high-stakes redistricting lawsuit from public disclosure. The unusual 5-4...
  • Cubs sign 2nd round pick

    Cubs sign 2nd round pick
    The Chicago Cubs are making inroads in signing their top picks in this month's amateur draft by announcing Thursday that four of their top seven picks signed bonuses. Pitchers Jake Stinnett of Maryland and James Norwood of St. Louis agreed to terms....
  • Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway

    Scott signs stadium bill that helps Orlando MLS, Daytona Speedway
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that could provide an taxpayer infusion for Orlando's planned soccer stadium and other sports stadium projects statewide. The bill, HB 7095, passed the Florida Legislature on the last day of...
  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • Pot-growing licenses may be settled by lottery

    Pot-growing licenses may be settled by lottery
    TALLAHASSEE — Winners of Florida's five, highly sought-after medical marijuana licenses could be selected through lotteries, according to draft rules released by the Department of Health. The 16-page document comes in advance of an agency workshop...
  • Republican chairwoman suggests Rick Scott too busy to debate primary opponents

    Republican chairwoman suggests Rick Scott too busy to debate primary opponents
    Gov. Rick Scott and his surrogates love to stir up trouble among Democrats with calls for Charlie Crist, frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for governor, to debate primary opponent Nan Rich. But that doesn’t mean Scott has an intention of...
  • Losing Two Friends I Meant To See Again

    You know how it goes. You lose track of friends and then one day, someone gets in touch to say the friend has left us to our mortal pursuits. Two such messages came recently within the span of a few days. The first was an email from a stranger who...
  • Slippery slope for school vouchers

    What happened to vouchers being here to save poor and mostly minority children from failing public schools, an overblown talking point if there ever was one? The voucher expansion now allows for partial scholarships to families making over $62,000 a year....
  • Democratic leader working to oust Rick Scott

    Democratic leader working to oust Rick Scott
    Allison Tant, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, doesn't have an easy job. Even though most of the state's registered voters are Democrats, Tant's party doesn't control any of the statewide elected offices, the congressional delegation or...