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Miami Herald Marc Caputo: Lawyer haunts Rick Scott for four years

Rick Scott stepped to the podium to start a Tallahassee press conference when a man approached him with a handshake.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel What's new at Broward schools this year

Summer fun is over, and school is back in session.

Miami Herald Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Miami Herald Judge rules George Sheldon eligible for attorney general primary

A Leon County circuit judge ruled Friday that George Sheldon has no residency issues that disqualify him from running and serving as Florida attorney general.

Miami Herald Jeb Bush conflicted over feds role in medical-marijuana enforcement

Former Gov. Jeb Bush is conflicted over the federal government’s role in medical-marijuana states and refrains from criticizing President Barack Obama over the issue.

Miami Herald Jeb Bush lends political star power to Rick Scott

Jeb Bush is lending his political star power to embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is locked in a tight race for re-election in the nation's largest swing-voting state.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Diabetic supply company hiring for up to 250 new jobs

Boca Raton -based Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies will move to larger offices and grow from 550 to 800 local employees, the company announced Thursday.



Miami Herald Jeb Bush says he'll decide this year on presidential run

Looking fit, relaxed and in prime condition for a possible presidential run, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday he has not yet decided what he will do. "I'm not going to make a decision until later this year," Bush said.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Mega job fair Tuesday in Sunrise

A job fair with more than 60 employers will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway, Sunrise.



Miami Herald Injured employees cheated by workers’ comp law, Miami-Dade judge says

A Miami-Dade judge struck a blow against Florida’s workers’ comp law, which was already under attack on several fronts.

Miami Herald Florida Supreme Court agrees to review UCF case

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of the reduction of the monetary award in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a University of Central Florida football player who died following conditioning drills in 2008.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass.



South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward metes out HIV funding

As one of America's most impacted communities when it comes to the HIV virus and AIDS epidemic, Broward County has received millions of dollars from the federal government since 1991.



Miami Herald Florida legislators approve new redistricting map but new challenge is expected

Despite warnings from the coalition of voter groups that the map remained flawed, legislators passed a quick fix to the congressional redistricting map with most Democrats opposed

Miami Herald Who is that on anti-Charlie Crist robocall? Charlie Crist

New robocall uses Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s words against him — circa 2006.

Miami Herald U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson headed to Ukraine

Before arriving in Ukraine, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will attend a policy conference in Istanbul on the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.

Miami Herald Newcomers take on well-funded veterans in Miami-Dade School Board races

The two longest-serving School Board members, Marta Pérez and Perla Tabares Hantman, boast 10 times more financial support than their challengers.

Miami Herald Candidate’s use of N-word dominates Broward School Board race

Broward’s school system faces a whole host of challenges these days — such as the growing influence of charter schools and billions of dollars in needed school repairs.

Miami Herald Koch brothers reach out to Hispanics

Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Crist flirts with arrogance in debut as Democrat

Before main event vs. Gov. Scott, ex-governor ducks primary debate with Nan Rich

She's a 72-year-old Jewish grandmother from Weston, and she wants to be Florida's next governor. She doesn't have money for TV ads, just mailers and robo-calls. Last week, in front of a small Delray Beach crowd that looked a lot like her – mostly women, mostly older, mostly white – lifelong Democrat Nan Rich made her case.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel In multilingual South Florida, nonprofit services offered in Portuguese

Fleeing domestic violence, a sufferer surely doesn't want to be forced to speak a foreign language.



Miami Herald Nasty governor’s race spells trouble for Florida’s future

The negative campaign raises the prospect that Florida’s next governor will come to office with no mandate and no clear agenda.

Miami Herald Retooled early voting begins Monday in Miami-Dade

A new Florida elections law, and changes adopted by Miami-Dade and Broward, are intended to make things go more smoothly than two years ago.

Miami Herald Gov. Rick Scott affirms support for Medicaid expansion but sticks to pro-business principles on health policy

In an interview with the Herald/Times, Gov. Rick Scott reaffirmed his support for Florida taking federal money to provide health insurance for up to 1 million poor Floridians.

Miami Herald Judge won’t reinstate candidacy for Florida House hopeful from Miami Beach

A Leon County judge said he could not extend the qualifying deadline to allow a Miami Beach publicist to run for state House.

Miami Herald Fla. House and Senate give early approval to congressional map fix

Florida House and Senate redistricting committees gave swift approval Friday to a proposed fix to the invalid congressional redistricting map hatched in private by legislative leaders and staff.

Miami Herald Attorney General Pam Bondi: Let the U.S. Supreme Court decide gay marriage, not Florida courts

Wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule nationally on gay marriage, Attorney General Pam Bondi asks a Florida appeals court.

Miami Herald State economists say Florida on pace for $1 billion surplus next year

Economists slightly lowered their forecast of tax dollars flowing into the state but still project lawmakers to be on track to have at least a $1 billion surplus for the next budget.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward woman who stole AT&T customers' identities gets prison sentence

A Lauderdale Lakes woman, who admitted she stole the identities of about 18 AT&T customers, has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in federal prison, prosecutors said Thursday.

Miami Herald Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz draws challenger backed by pet advocates

Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz was on his way to an uncontested reelection to a fourth term before Marjorie Figueira saw a television ad inviting her to run.