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Courts

The greater value is in keeping public records open for the people of Florida to follow their activities.
Lakeland Ledger

Sports

It's economics, not tradition, that's behind Sen. Jack Latvala's plan to spend $5 million in state funds on spring training facilities.
Tampa Tribune

Florida Legislature

It's economics, not tradition, that's behind Sen. Jack Latvala's plan to spend $5 million in state funds on spring training facilities.
Tampa Tribune
Economic studies predict an estimated 71,000 jobs will be created under expansion.
Bradenton Herald
The Career and Professional Education Act would better ensure that Florida students graduate with the work skills necessary for the job market.
Tampa Tribune
HB 87 aims to accelerate foreclosures in which the homeowner has "no defense," as supporters of the legislation put it.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

World

The United States would never consent to any tactic — especially in collaboration with the ruthless Taliban — that would extend this conflict.
Tampa Tribune

Elections

Today's Sarasota City Commission election is more consequential than most, because the outcome could either bring on or push back a wave of change.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Federal Government

The Obama administration announced tours of the presidential residence have been suspended in order to save about $75,000 a week.
Tampa Bay Times

Health Care

Economic studies predict an estimated 71,000 jobs will be created under expansion.
Bradenton Herald

Ethics

The relationship between people and their governments in Florida, city, county and state, is meant to be straightforward.
Lakeland Ledger

Citizen Rights

The relationship between people and their governments in Florida, city, county and state, is meant to be straightforward.
Lakeland Ledger

K-12 Education

The Hillsborough County school district is about to launch a magnet program for the maritime industry, which offers a multitude of jobs in that area.
Tampa Tribune

Higher Education

The Career and Professional Education Act would better ensure that Florida students graduate with the work skills necessary for the job market.
Tampa Tribune

Housing

HB 87 aims to accelerate foreclosures in which the homeowner has "no defense," as supporters of the legislation put it.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Environment

Today the flow of the Peace River is so low that withdrawals cannot be made and have not been made the Peace in our region since Jan. 28.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
A bill to allow cities and counties to impose their own smoking bans on public property such as beaches and parks has pick up some opposition.
Lakeland Ledger

Letter To The Editor

One description of the difference has been offered in books by linguist George Laker, who says conservatives believe government should be like...

Lakeland Ledger

Mandating an unnecessary treatment of public water is a slippery slope; what other chemicals might be added to treat obesity, smoking and other...

Tampa Bay Times

The 2012 regular session of the Florida Legislature ended with the House of Representatives not keeping their promise to help the abused and...

Bradenton Herald

My first thought when I read Sheriff Chris Nocco say the cafes might pay out 30 to 40 percent of revenues was the sheriff's lack of knowledge...

Tampa Bay Times

The time has come for an outside agency to investigate misdeeds within the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. The fact that there are 15 internal...

Tampa Bay Times

Think this one out, folks. Unless we re-enact prohibition, the likelihood of arresting many tourists and innocents will still not solve the...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Op Ed

The Florida School Boards Association strongly supports the need for school boards to have access to closed-door executive sessions when it comes...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It is in this spirit that we proudly launch The Giving Partner, a free, online knowledge tool populated with in-depth information about charitable...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune