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Football’s female problem

It’s college football season, the time of year when men holler at television screens, women roll their eyes, and a good hunk of Florida’s...

No FL governor in modern times has been more secretive than Rick Scott

“No Scheduled Events.”Day after day, that’s the schedule sent out by Gov. Rick Scott as he travels the state campaigning for the U.S. Senate.It’s...
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More than ever, public education needs the united voice of the FEA

The Labor Day holiday is brought to you by the American labor movement — of which the Florida Education Association is a very proud...

How old is too old when you’re a political candidate?

This summer, campaign ads in the race for Florida's U.S. Senate seat have depicted Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson as "terribly confused," as well as...

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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