News http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories/2 en Bears and Wolves Find a Voice in the Wilderness http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bears-and-wolves-find-voice-wilderness <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kathleen-parker">Kathleen Parker</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON -- If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts -- the four-legged variety rather than those running for office. <br /> <br />Ballot initiatives aimed at protecting bears and wolves from hounding, trapping and other inhumane hunting practices are up for a vote in two states -- Maine and Michigan. </p><a href="/story/bears-and-wolves-find-voice-wilderness"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/kathleen-parker-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bears-and-wolves-find-voice-wilderness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/bears-and-wolves-find-voice-wilderness#comments News Columns Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:52:52 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934763 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com A Heavenly Look http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-93 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/stahler-cartoon-93"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_104.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-93" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-93#comments Cartoons News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:31:40 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934673 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Conservatives and Pelosi Lieutenants Roll into CD 2 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/conservatives-and-pelosi-lieutenants-go-work-cd-2 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/conservatives-and-pelosi-lieutenants-go-work-cd-2"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/gwengrahamstevesoutherland-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="104" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/conservatives-and-pelosi-lieutenants-go-work-cd-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/conservatives-and-pelosi-lieutenants-go-work-cd-2#comments Barack Obama Bob Graham CD 2 CLF Congress Congressional Leadership Fund DCCC Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Emily Davis Gwen Graham Howard Dean Jim Clyburn John Kerry Marco Rubio Nancy Pelosi News Sanford Bishop Steve Southerland Politics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:42:09 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934645 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Why I Am For Medical Marijuana But Against Amendment 2 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-i-am-medical-marijuana-against-amendment-2 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/john-stemberger">John Stemberger</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This pa st year has been a real learning curve on the whole topic of medical marijuana.Thanks to a good friend of mine, who is a respected physician, I learned there really are some valid and legitimate medical uses for marijuana. </p><a href="/story/why-i-am-medical-marijuana-against-amendment-2"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/johnstemberger-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="393" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-i-am-medical-marijuana-against-amendment-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/why-i-am-medical-marijuana-against-amendment-2#comments Amendment 2 Charlie Crist John Morgan John Stemberger marijuana medical marijuana News Rick Scott Columns Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:38:36 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934628 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Launches Ebola Travel Ban Bill http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-launches-ebola-travel-ban-bill <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/marco-rubio-launches-ebola-travel-ban-bill"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubiojoegarcia-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="106" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-launches-ebola-travel-ban-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/marco-rubio-launches-ebola-travel-ban-bill#comments Alan Grayson Barack Obama Bill Nelson Carlos Curbelo CDC Centers for Disease Control Congress Corrine Brown Dennis Ross Ebola House Joe Garcia Marco Rubio News Senate travel ban Politics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:19:28 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934571 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com SD34: Can Ellyn Bogdanoff Beat Maria Sachs in the Rematch? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sd34-can-ellyn-bogdanoff-beat-maria-sachs-rematch <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-1">Jeff Henderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/sd34-can-ellyn-bogdanoff-beat-maria-sachs-rematch"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/no3-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="175" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sd34-can-ellyn-bogdanoff-beat-maria-sachs-rematch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/sd34-can-ellyn-bogdanoff-beat-maria-sachs-rematch#comments Alex Sink Barack Obama Broward County Charlie Crist Ellyn Bogdanoff Florida Democratic Party Florida Senate Gaming Jack Latvala Joe Negron Joseph “JB Maria Sachs Mitt Romney News Palm Beach County Republican Party of Florida Rick Scott RPOF SD 34 Senate St. Pete Polls Politics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:30:51 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934546 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Acrimony Galore in Scott-Crist River City Rumble, But Not Much Changed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/acrimony-galore-rick-scott-charlie-crist-river-city-rumble-but-not-much-changed <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 8:50 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year in Jacksonville, Atlantic Sun Conference basketball rivals Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida (UNF) engage in the “River City Rumble.”</p><a href="/story/acrimony-galore-rick-scott-charlie-crist-river-city-rumble-but-not-much-changed"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/kevin-derby_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="364" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/acrimony-galore-rick-scott-charlie-crist-river-city-rumble-but-not-much-changed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/acrimony-galore-rick-scott-charlie-crist-river-city-rumble-but-not-much-changed#comments Charlie Crist CNN Columbia/HCA Cuba embargo death penalty Debate Economy Florida FSU Immigration Jacksonville Jake Tapper Jim Greer jobs News Pam Bondi populists Rick Scott Scott Rothsetien Trayvon Martin William Jennings Bryan Politics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:09:10 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934721 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Debate or Dogfight:? World Sees Florida Politics at Their Grittiest http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debate-dogfight-world-sees-florida-politics-grittiest <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 8:45 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/debate-dogfight-world-sees-florida-politics-grittiest"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/scottcrist-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="174" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debate-dogfight-world-sees-florida-politics-grittiest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/debate-dogfight-world-sees-florida-politics-grittiest#comments Charlie Crist CNN death warrant Debate general election global warming Immigration Jacksonville Jake Tapper News Pam Bondi Rick Scott Scott Rothstein Politics Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:45:02 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934733 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Anti-Common Core Parent Group Throws Weight Behind Rick Scott http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/anti-common-core-parent-group-throws-weight-behind-rick-scott <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/allison-nielsen">Allison Nielsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 4:45 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"></p><a href="/story/anti-common-core-parent-group-throws-weight-behind-rick-scott"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/testtaking-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="127" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/anti-common-core-parent-group-throws-weight-behind-rick-scott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/anti-common-core-parent-group-throws-weight-behind-rick-scott#comments Charlie Crist Common Core State Standards Education Florida Parents Against Common Core Florida Standards general election Kate Boland Laura Zorc News Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers Rick Scott Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:48:23 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934646 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Predatory Journalism http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/predatory-journalism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/thomas-spwell">Thomas Sowell</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."<br /><br />Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking -- or lack of thinking -- the answer is to have the government set an interest rate ceiling at a level that will be acceptable to third parties like the New York Times.<a href="/story/predatory-journalism"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/thomas-sowell-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/predatory-journalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/predatory-journalism#comments News Columns Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:52:55 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934420 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Colorful and Influential GOP Leader Tom Slade Dies http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/colorful-and-influential-gop-leader-tom-slade-dies <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/dara-kam-and-jim-saunders-news-service-florida">Dara Kam and Jim Saunders News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/colorful-and-influential-gop-leader-tom-slade-dies"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/tomslade-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="142" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/colorful-and-influential-gop-leader-tom-slade-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/colorful-and-influential-gop-leader-tom-slade-dies#comments News Politics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:07:19 +0000 Chris Moran 5934409 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com A Letter to Parents: There Is Such a Thing as Too Many Tests http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/letter-parents-there-such-thing-too-many-tests <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/patricia-levesque">Patricia Levesque</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There has been much said recently about an overabundance of testing in schools, and I understand that it can be difficult to decide how this impacts your child's education.</p><a href="/story/letter-parents-there-such-thing-too-many-tests"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Patricia-Levesque.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="355" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/letter-parents-there-such-thing-too-many-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/letter-parents-there-such-thing-too-many-tests#comments Advanced Placement tests College Board high stakes tests Iowa Test of Basic Skills News SAT 10 standardized tests testing Columns Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:52:30 +0000 Nancy Smith 5934387 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com One more plea for 'No' on Amendment 1 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/one-more-plea-no-amendment-1 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>When the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative first made it to the 2014 ballot, I would've bet my last dollar that by now it would be about as popular as earthquake insurance. But, boy, would I have lost that bet.<br /></p><a href="/story/one-more-plea-no-amendment-1"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/SSN_I-Beg-To-Differ_Logo_Final.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="311" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/one-more-plea-no-amendment-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/one-more-plea-no-amendment-1#comments Amendment 1 class-size amendment conservation lands Everglades Florida Chamber of Commerce Florida Constitution Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative Indian River Lagoon Joe Negron Land Acquisition Trust Fund Martin County News St. Lucie Estuary Treasure Coast Columns Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:35:10 +0000 Nancy Smith 5934352 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Some Convenience http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-92 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/stahler-cartoon-92"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/stahlercartoon-sunshinestatenews_103.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="203" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-92" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/stahler-cartoon-92#comments Cartoons News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:01:27 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934340 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Hispanics the Scott-Crist Target as Early Voting Starts http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hispanics-rick-scott-charlie-crist-target-as-early-voting-starts <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/hispanics-rick-scott-charlie-crist-target-as-early-voting-starts"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottcharliecrist-sunshinestatenews_3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="99" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hispanics-rick-scott-charlie-crist-target-as-early-voting-starts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hispanics-rick-scott-charlie-crist-target-as-early-voting-starts#comments Annette Taddeo Carlos Lopez-Cantera Charlie Crist Florida gubernatorial contest Hispanics Joaquín Castro Joe Garcia Luis Ferré Luis Fortuno Marco Rubio Maurice Ferre Nan Rich News Republican Party of Florida Rick Scott RPOF Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:03:34 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934286 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com HD 112: Can a United GOP Help Daniel Diaz Leyva Over Jose Javier Rodríguez? http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hd112-can-united-gop-help-daniel-diaz-leyva-over-jose-javier-rodr%C3%ADguez <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/jeff-henderson-1">Jeff Henderson</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/hd112-can-united-gop-help-daniel-diaz-leyva-over-jose-javier-rodr%C3%ADguez"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/no4-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="175" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hd112-can-united-gop-help-daniel-diaz-leyva-over-jose-javier-rodr%C3%ADguez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/hd112-can-united-gop-help-daniel-diaz-leyva-over-jose-javier-rodr%C3%ADguez#comments Alex Diaz de la Portilla Alex Sink Barack Obama Bob Graham Daniel Diaz Leyva Florida House HD 112 Jose Felix Diaz Jose Javier Rodriguez Manny Diaz Maurice Ferre Miami-Dade Mitt Romney News Rick Scott Tomás Regalado Xavier Suárez Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:14 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934265 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Obama/Obamacare Sink While Rubio and Nelson Soar http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obama-and-obamacare-sink-while-marco-rubio-and-bill-nelson-soar-new-poll <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 4:50 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/obama-and-obamacare-sink-while-marco-rubio-and-bill-nelson-soar-new-poll"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/marcorubiobarackobamabillnelson-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="64" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obama-and-obamacare-sink-while-marco-rubio-and-bill-nelson-soar-new-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/obama-and-obamacare-sink-while-marco-rubio-and-bill-nelson-soar-new-poll#comments 2016 Barack Obama Bill Nelson Health-Care Marco Rubio News Obamacare Rasmussen Poll Rasmussen Reports Senate Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:14:08 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934315 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott and Charlie Crist Locked in a Dead Heat http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-and-charlie-crist-locked-dead-heat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 4:15 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/rick-scott-and-charlie-crist-locked-dead-heat"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottcharliecrist-sunshinestatenews_8.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="118" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-and-charlie-crist-locked-dead-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-and-charlie-crist-locked-dead-heat#comments Adrian Wyllie Charlie Crist ethics Florida governor Florida governor race Florida gubernatorial race Government Spending News Rasmussen Poll Rasmussen Reports Rick Scott social issues taxes Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:32:59 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934302 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Don't Count the Medical Marijuana Amendment Out http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-count-medical-marijuana-amendment-out <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 12:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/dont-count-medical-marijuana-amendment-out"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/medicalmarijuana-sunshinestatenews_10.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="144" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-count-medical-marijuana-amendment-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/dont-count-medical-marijuana-amendment-out#comments News Politics Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:23:55 +0000 Nancy Smith 5934230 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ebola, Ideology and Common Sense http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ebola-ideology-and-common-sense <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/pat-buchanan">Pat Buchanan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and '40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease -- measles, mumps, chickenpox, scarlet fever.<br /><br />None of us believed we were victims of some sort of invidious discrimination against large Catholic families. It was a given that public health authorities were trying to contain the spread of a disease threatening the health of children.<a href="/story/ebola-ideology-and-common-sense"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/Patrick-buchanan.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ebola-ideology-and-common-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ebola-ideology-and-common-sense#comments News Columns Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:31:24 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934140 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Gulf Charter Boat Captains Plead for Gov. Scott to Intervene over Red Snapper http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gulf-charter-boat-captains-plead-gov-rick-scott-intervene-over-red-snapper-fishery <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-story-attachment"> <div class="field-label">Attachments:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/cfa_gov_scott_sign-on_letter_final_1.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=341515">cfa_gov_scott_sign-on_letter_final_1.pdf</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/gulf-charter-boat-captains-plead-gov-rick-scott-intervene-over-red-snapper-fishery"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/redsnapper-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="148" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gulf-charter-boat-captains-plead-gov-rick-scott-intervene-over-red-snapper-fishery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/gulf-charter-boat-captains-plead-gov-rick-scott-intervene-over-red-snapper-fishery#comments Amendment 40 Business charter boats Charter Fishermans Association Clearwater Marine Association Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FWC Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Mike Colby National Marine Fisheries Service News red snapper Richard Corbett Rick Scott sector separation tourism Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:57:29 +0000 Nancy Smith 5934007 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Amendment 3 Could Determine Future of Court http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/amendment-3-could-determine-future-court <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/brandon-larrabee-news-service-florida-0">Brandon Larrabee News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/amendment-3-could-determine-future-court"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/flsupremecourt-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="144" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/amendment-3-could-determine-future-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/amendment-3-could-determine-future-court#comments News Politics Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:22:37 +0000 Chris Moran 5933791 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Right Here, Pitcher ... http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-131 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 20, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/holbert-cartoon-131"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/holbertcartoon-sunshinestatenews_142.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="179" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-131" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/holbert-cartoon-131#comments Cartoons News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:59:53 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5933781 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com CDC Agrees to Two of Gov. Scott's Requests for Ebola Safeguards http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cdc-agrees-two-gov-rick-scotts-requests-ebola-safeguards <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/sunshine-state-news">Sunshine State News</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 18, 2014 4:30 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/cdc-agrees-two-gov-rick-scotts-requests-ebola-safeguards"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/ebola-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="147" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cdc-agrees-two-gov-rick-scotts-requests-ebola-safeguards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cdc-agrees-two-gov-rick-scotts-requests-ebola-safeguards#comments CDC Centers for Disease Control Ebola News Rick Scott Politics Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:29:40 +0000 Nancy Smith 5933939 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Best to Stay Far Away http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-56 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 18, 2014 3:55 PM</span> </div> </div> </div> <a href="/story/payne-cartoon-56"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/paynecartoon-sunshinestatenews_71.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="196" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-56" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/payne-cartoon-56#comments Cartoons News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:54:54 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5933778 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Did Jameis Winston Sell His Autograph? FSU QB in New Probe http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/did-jameis-winston-sell-his-autograph-fsu-qb-new-probe <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 18, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/did-jameis-winston-sell-his-autograph-fsu-qb-new-probe"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/os-jameis-winston-through-the-years-035.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="152" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/did-jameis-winston-sell-his-autograph-fsu-qb-new-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/did-jameis-winston-sell-his-autograph-fsu-qb-new-probe#comments David Cornwell Florida State FSU Heisman Trophy Jameis Winston James Spence Authentication website Jimbo Fisher John Clune News Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities Seminoles Sports Stan Wilcox Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:59:19 +0000 Nancy Smith 5933856 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com All Aboard Florida's New Financing Kept Suspiciously Secret, Attorney Says http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/all-aboard-floridas-new-financing-kept-suspiciously-secret-attorney-says <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/nancy-smith">Nancy Smith</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 18, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/all-aboard-floridas-new-financing-kept-suspiciously-secret-attorney-says"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/allaboardflorida-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="111" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/all-aboard-floridas-new-financing-kept-suspiciously-secret-attorney-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/all-aboard-floridas-new-financing-kept-suspiciously-secret-attorney-says#comments AAF All Aboard Florida Brevard County Commission Citizens Against Rail Expansion Environmental Impact Statement High-Speed Rail McDerott Will & Emery News PABs passenger trains Private Activity Bonds RRIF Stephen Ryan tax-exempt bonds Politics Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:57:49 +0000 Nancy Smith 5933845 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Weekly Roundup: The Winds of War http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-winds-war <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/brandon-larrabee-news-service-florida-0">Brandon Larrabee News Service of Florida</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 18, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/weekly-roundup-winds-war"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rickscottcharliecristdebate-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="153" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-winds-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/weekly-roundup-winds-war#comments News Politics Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:32:12 +0000 Chris Moran 5933835 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com CBS Drives Away 'Anti-Gay' Catholics http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cbs-drives-away-anti-gay-catholics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/l-brent-bozell-and-tim-graham">L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 18, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> While the cultural commissars keep throwing praise and awards at raunchy shows on trendy Internet streaming channels, CBS has a series of highly-rated traditional police or military shows that get no attention or respect. "NCIS" keeps spinning off shows -- this year in New Orleans -- and "Blue Bloods" is a consistent Top 20 performer despite airing on Friday night. You won't see its star Tom Selleck at Emmy awards time. <a href="/story/cbs-drives-away-anti-gay-catholics"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/l-brent-bozell-mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="360" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cbs-drives-away-anti-gay-catholics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/cbs-drives-away-anti-gay-catholics#comments News Columns Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:28:12 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5933763 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Wants More Help from Feds on Ebola http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-wants-more-help-feds-ebola <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/source/kevin-derby">Kevin Derby</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Posted: October 18, 2014 3:55 AM</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><a href="/story/rick-scott-wants-more-help-feds-ebola"><img src="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium/images/rondesantisrickscottcorrinebrown-sunshinestatenews.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="74" class=" teaser-image-img" /><span> </span></a><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-wants-more-help-feds-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/rick-scott-wants-more-help-feds-ebola#comments Al Gore Alan Grayson Barack Obama Bill Nelson CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Congress Corrine Brown Ebola Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Joe Biden John McCain News Rick Scott Ron DeSantis Ron Klain Politics Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:09:54 +0000 Kevin Derby 5933702 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com