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'Horrific' Parkland School Shooting Claims 17; Suspect in Custody

February 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

At least 17 are dead after a gunman opened fire at about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at a high school in the affluent Broward County city of Parkland, according to law enforcement officers on the scene.

A Democrat Flip: Margaret Good Beats Republican James Buchanan for Sarasota House Seat

February 13, 2018 - 10:00pm
Margaret Good

Democrat Margaret Good defeated Republican James Buchanan in Tuesday's special election for state representative in Florida’s 72nd District, sending another Democrat to the House in a seat that had been occupied by a Republican.

Want More Florida Casino Insight? Ask North Florida Players

February 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

However the Legislature decides to reshape Florida's gaming landscape between now and the end of March, one thing is certain.

Expedited Herbert Hoover Dike Repair Confirmed in White House Budget

February 12, 2018 - 4:45pm
Rick Scott and Donald Trump

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can hit the gas on Herbert Hoover Dike repairs.

Florida's Horseracing Industry Should Get a Boost from Chase Credit Card Risk

February 10, 2018 - 6:00am

Folks who play fantasy sports have been able use their credit cards to do it. Not so, for horseplayers who want to bet on the ponies online.

Who's Profiting from Rick Scott's Plummy Privatized Prison Healthcare?

February 8, 2018 - 4:15pm

During his early days in office, Gov. Rick Scott convinced the Legislature that Florida would reduce prison costs by $1 million if it privatized services and competitively bid healthcare contracts. 

DeSantis Fundraising 'Do' in Jax Tonight

February 7, 2018 - 11:15am
Ron DeSantis

A committee of some of Jacksonville's most committed conservatives is hosting a $500-per-person fundraising reception Wednesday evening for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.

Campus 'Free Speech' Bill: Litigation Nightmare in the Making

February 7, 2018 - 6:00am

Talk about a misnomer. The inappropriately named "Campus Free Expression Act," approved Tuesday by a 7-4 vote of the Florida Senate Education Committee, would offer students about as much freedom as a prison yard.

FBI Is Targeting Democratic Player Scott Maddox, but not Andrew Gillum

February 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Scott Maddox

Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox, who led the state Democratic Party and made runs for Florida governor, attorney general and agriculture commissioner, is under investigation by the FBI for mail fraud and bribery, according to a search warrant affidavit apparently left unsealed by the federal court.

Florida Forever and Often-Maligned Florida Agriculture: Florida's Twin Weapons against Development

February 1, 2018 - 8:30am

Florida Forever finally found its land champion in Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley.  

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