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Notoriety for Investigative Reporting Team, Brought to You by George Sheldon & Friends

April 6, 2018 - 10:00pm

On June 16 in Orlando, when the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Awards are presented to some of the world's finest journalists, five of the winners will owe part of their 2017 professional celebrity to once-prominent, perhaps now infamous Florida Democrat and child welfare executive, George Sheldon.

Does HB 1149 Gift Waste Management with a Leachate Well?

April 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

As far as anyone but Waste Management (WM) can tell -- and they're not saying -- the nation's largest garbage hauler has the same plans it had a year ago.

It's still looking to sink an uncapped well nearly a mile into the ground, penetrating freshwater aquifers to dispose of sometimes-toxic liquid landfill waste, called leachate. In Jackson County, heart of the Panhandle.

Hard-Right Pushback in CD 18? Brian Mast Could Face Primary Challenge

April 5, 2018 - 8:15am

Republican Gold Star mom Karen Vaughn surprised a lot of people Wednesday when she admitted she might be up for a challenge against Congressman Brian Mast in the CD 18 GOP primary. 

Consider it a sign the pro-gun conservative right is ready to fight back against the mushrooming Parkland-inspired movement that demands a new focus on the destructive power of the National Rifle Association.

Duval Democratic Committeeman John Parker Resigns, Wife Lisa King Accepts

April 4, 2018 - 3:15pm
John Parker and Lisa King

With pressure mounting against John Parker for racially-tinged and otherwise inappropriate comments made in January after a Duval County Democratic Executive Committee meeting, Parker on Wednesday resigned both leadership positions he held with the Democratic Party.

Motorola Wins Florida Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System Contract

April 3, 2018 - 6:00am

After a three-year competitive bid process, the state Department of Management Services (DMS) has announced its intention to give Motorola Solutions a contract to build Florida's next-generation Statewide Law Enfocement Radio System.

Is It Only Republican Bigotry the FDP Deplores? Let's See ...

April 3, 2018 - 6:00am

The Florida Democratic Party doesn't tolerate racism. 

Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Widow Found Not Guilty

March 30, 2018 - 2:30pm
Noor Salman and Omar Mateen

A 12-member jury found Omar Mateen's widow, Noor Salman, not guilty of helping her husband carry out the June 12, 2016 mass shooting that claimed 49 lives at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. 

Too Late for Duval Dems John Parker and Lisa King to Save Themselves

March 30, 2018 - 6:00am
Lisa King, John Parker, Bradford Hall and Diallo-Sekou Seabrooks

A complaint against a high-ranking Duval County Democrat for making profane and racist-tinged remarks in a Jacksonville restaurant Jan. 22 probably is a long way from resolution. If anything, the atmosphere looks to be heating up, not cooling down.

Lauren Baer and Nancy Pelosi: All Teamed Up in CD 18

March 29, 2018 - 6:00am
Lauren Baer, Nancy Pelosi and Brian Mast

Now we finally know. Lauren Baer and Nancy Pelosi really are a pair of like minds.

Don't Hold Your Breath for Permanent Daylight Savings

March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

In the entire 2018 Legislature, only 13 lawmakers objected to HB 1013, the daylight savings time bill.  

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