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Rick Scott Gets It: Teachers Supplement Classroom Supplies, Need Help

October 26, 2017 - 6:00am

Other stories will get bigger headlines, but Gov. Rick Scott's announcement Wednesday that he has proposed $63 million for teacher supply grants in his 2018-2019 budget deserves recognition.

Mayor Kriseman, 'Trust Me' Doesn't Work: Open Those Court Records

In Case You Doubted Horse Racing's Demise in Florida ...

October 23, 2017 - 6:00am

The slow and agonizing death of horse racing in Florida continues. Before there were only symptoms. Now the disease has crept to the surface and Floridians are watching it spread with their own eyes.  

Richard Spencer at UF: Thankfully, No Charlottesville Today

October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Richard Spencer speaking Thursday in Gainesville

University of Florida students -- prompted to stay away on Thursday, don't give white nationalist Richard Spencer the satisfaction of attention -- nevertheless marched in the hundreds on the campus theater Spencer rented. But on the whole, with a strong police presence, the afternoon was relatively violence-free.

George W. Bush: 'White Supremacy ... Is Blasphemy'

October 19, 2017 - 1:30pm
Former President George W. Bush

George W. Bush didn't once mention Donald Trump's name, but in a surprising address at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas Thursday, his rebuke of the president's policies, demeanor and direction for America came over loud and clear.

Public Records from SFWMD-Lake Point Settlement? Really, Maggy Hurchalla?

October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Nat Reed, Maggy Hurchalla and Lisa Interlandi

Lo and behold, we have a new player in aggrieved Lake Point's 4-year-old, high-profile lawsuit saga against Martin County, already up to its eyeballs in court costs and public records violations.

Miami-Dade: We Never Just Release Prisoners Immigration Wants

October 17, 2017 - 6:00am

Miami-Dade County does not release dangerous illegal aliens to thwart U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), nor does it defy the rule of law in this country -- ever. 

Miami-Dade Released 93 Illegal Aliens Charged with Serious Crimes in 2017 First Quarter

October 14, 2017 - 6:00am

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez -- fearful of losing important federal money if the county didn't comply with federal immigration detention requests -- didn't want his to be one of the jails that failed to cooperate with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) detainer program.

Tragedy on the Beaches: Irma Sweeps Away Many Florida Sea Turtle Nests

October 12, 2017 - 6:00am
Loggerhead turtle hatchling heads for the sea. Credit: Gustavo Stahelin/UCF

Everybody knows Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on Florida's human population, but it didn't spare one of the state's most precious natural treasures, either. The merciless storm swept away an untold number of sea turtle nests.

Debris Hauler's Success Built on 'Paper Shuffling' and Political Connections

October 9, 2017 - 12:45am
AshBritt President Randy Perkins

When it comes to government investigations, this isn't the first time at the dance for AshBritt Environmental, one of the nation's largest disaster cleanup companies and certainly the largest in Florida under contract to clean up after Irma. AshBritt has seen its share of negative headlines since the company's first storm cleanup in 1992.



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