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From Citrus to Savior: Caulkins Water Farm to Celebrate Rebirth

September 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Not many people who witness the death of something as personal and iconic as Caulkins' orange grove was during the last century, actually get to see it reborn in a profoundly significant way during the next century.

I Take a Knee to Playing the National Anthem at Sporting Events

September 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

Probably we're not going to stop singing the National Anthem every time somebody gathers a crowd and produces a bouncing ball. But I can dream.

Rick Baker, Rare Republican at D.C.'s Congressional Black Caucus Shindig

September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Rick Baker

Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker, moving toward a November runoff with incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman to get the mayoral job back, is in Washington, D.C. Friday "listening and learning" at the thousands-strong Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference.

Porn, Ross Spano and Hypocrisy

September 22, 2017 - 8:15am

Much as I hate deputizing the hypocrisy posse to chase down a Republican, hypocrites in positions of influence deserve a good public "outing" no matter which way they lean.

Public Records Violations in Lake Point Case Still Stinging Martin County Taxpayers

September 20, 2017 - 6:30pm

Martin County, already down $371,802 for violating Florida's public records laws, was ordered this week to pay Lake Point rock mine near Lake Okeechobee another $130,107.

Trees and Power Lines: Has Coral Gables Been Entirely Honest with Its Citizens?

September 19, 2017 - 8:15am

During a special meeting last Thursday, Coral Gables city commissioners and residents took it in turn to lambaste Florida Power and Light Co. for virtually everything Hurricane Irma did to collapse and darken the sweltering Miami-Dade city.

Ritch Workman, Scott's Worst Appointment Ever

September 18, 2017 - 6:00am

There's no part of Gov. Rick Scott's job more heavily criticized during his seven years in office than the friends and supporters he's appointed to leadership posts, generally as a lucrative prize for loyalty.

Jameis Winston to Greet FEMA Applicants Friday in St. Pete

September 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
Jameis Winston

As if hurricane-affected St. Petersburg residents need another reason to participate in a free sign-up for FEMA benefits ... now there's Jameis Winston.

Trump Team in Fort Myers, Naples to Support, Praise Florida

September 14, 2017 - 1:45pm
President Trump arrives in Fort Myers Thursday

President Trump arrived in Fort Myers at 10:30 a.m. Thursday just behind his first tweet of the day: "Am leaving now for Florida to see our GREAT first responders and to thank the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA etc."

St. Petersburg Trio Helps Hasten FEMA Sign-ups in Power-Challenged City

September 13, 2017 - 9:00pm
Rep. Wengay “Newt” Newton, Rick Baker and Bill Edwards

Three St. Petersburg men, in partnership with NAACP St. Petersburg, have cobbled together a FEMA Disaster Recovery Registration site to help residents sign up for benefits that can help them seamlessly move past Hurricane Irma.

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