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Stop the lying: Verify academic credentials for all candidates

Many political junkies and non-junkies know by now that Florida state House candidate Melissa Howard went to great lengths – including displaying a fake...
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Florida’s dog racing tracks are cruel and voters should ban them

The dogs “love to run.” That’s just one of dubious arguments peddled by the tone-deaf Florida gambling relics who are still trying to sell...
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Florida’s Summer of Slime: Stuart and Lake Okeechobee

For several statewide publications, I reported last month on the plight of the Caloosahatchee River and its befouled waters flowing from Lake Okeechobee; delivering slime to...
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A 77-year-old South Florida environmentalist speaks out and gets sued, harrassed. She won’t back...

In Martin County, all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. You may express your opinion–about a dodgy water deal,...

Yes, this really is Rick Scott, Adam Putnam and Pam Bondi’s fault

As horrified people watch dead manatees, marine mammals, fish and hundreds of sea turtles wash up on Florida’s southwest coast, politicians are tripping over...
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The Endangered Species Act has a target on its back

On a remote beach south of Tallahassee last week, a sizeable crowd gathered to watch legendary marine biologist Jack Rudloe release two rescued juvenile...
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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...
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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...

The boy lawmaker from the family farm grows up — into a sellout

It’s shocking how Adam Putnam doesn’t get the respect he so richly deserves. The man has something like $37 million in his campaign account....

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