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New political effort to let independent voters – not just Dems and GOPs...

Though there is considerable interest this summer in who the next governor of Florida will be, the fact is that more than three million...
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Grumpy rich people to public: Get off my lawn – er, public beach!

Maybe we’ve all been taking our right to stroll unfettered along Florida’s beaches for granted. Because it looks like a flap that exploded last...

Making history: Reporters vote for a union at Jacksonville’s 154-year-old daily paper

Sick of stagnant pay, shrinking benefits,  and newsroom layoffs, reporters and other workers at the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville voted to join a national...
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Rush job on school safety law causes mental-health conundrum for families, no help from...

In the rushed, traumatic days following the February shootings at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, lawmakers scrambled to approve broad gun reforms and...
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What’s it like being a Muslim running for office this election year?

If Saima Farooqui wins the Aug. 28 primary in her South Florida district, she will make history as one of the first American Muslims...
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Even more charter schools in Florida? Fall ballot could be “game changer”

Some two decades ago, Florida introduced a new type of public school – the “charter” - designed to be free from bureaucracy and run...

“Disgraceful betrayal of America:” Trump’s strange press conference with Russia’s Putin draws ire in...

Democrats and some Republicans in Florida spoke out critically following  President Trump's news conference held with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki....

The feds say they will keep releasing vile Lake Okeechobee pollution to coasts

Despite the nasty fluorescent green algae outbreak that’s happening off South Florida’s east and west coasts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed...
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The Great Debate: Democrats for governor to face off in online-only event

With the Aug. 28 primary election rapidly approaching, Florida voters will get a chance to see the five candidates running for governor debate Wednesday...
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GOP environmentalists today: As rare as a Florida panther

In Florida, Republican environmentalists used to be a thing.And they didn’t get more prominent than Nathaniel Pryor Reed. The legendary conservationist from South Florida’s...

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