St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 25, 2014 10:45 AM
Floridians will vote Nov. 4 on whether to legalize medical marijuana. What could it mean for patients, the health care industry and the burgeoning pot industry if the required 60 percent of voters say yes to pot? Here are some key facts to keep in mind:
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 24, 2014 10:14 PM
Gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich spoke with Pinellas County Democratic Party supporters in a St. Petersburg hotel conference room Thursdsay night to remind them that she is the only lifelong Democrat running for the office.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 24, 2014 6:55 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio called Thursday for an end to President Barack Obama's deferred action program granting legal status to immigrant youth brought to the United States by their parents.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 24, 2014 1:59 PM
Jeb Bush leads a field of prospective GOP presidential candidates in Florida, topping Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz and others. But Hillary Clinton beats them all in head-to-head matchups, according to a poll released Thursday.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 21, 2014 12:32 PM
TAMPA -- U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor joined about a dozen women's rights advocates Monday in downtown Tampa to rally support for a bill overriding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month allowing some companies to opt out of providing insurance for contraception on the basis of religious freedom.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 21, 2014 12:26 PM
Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, who last week won the right to marry despite Florida's gay marriage ban, on Monday asked Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia to lift an automatic legal stay and allow them to wed Tuesday.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 20, 2014 5:53 PM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows making a strong case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and that Russia is complicit in the separatists' actions.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 18, 2014 6:59 PM
KEY WEST — In the hours after a Keys judge threw out Florida's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, gay couples from all around the state inundated the Monroe County Clerk's office with calls about when they could tie the knot — and some even began making plans to fly down for a wedding.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 18, 2014 6:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE — With thousands of refugee children seeking shelter in a growing humanitarian crisis, Florida's surgeon general on Friday raised the specter that they could pose a threat to public health.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 18, 2014 5:56 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist fueled the climate wars Friday and called Florida State University oceanography professor Jeff Chanton offering to meet with the scientists who asked to meet with Gov. Rick Scott.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 17, 2014 4:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott deflected calls to meet with climate scientists Wednesday and told reporters that his staff "would be happy to meet" with the state's top climate experts about the impact human-induced global warming is having on Florida.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 17, 2014 11:30 AM
TALLAHASSEE — With time running out, the judge who invalidated Florida's congressional redistricting maps ordered a hearing for next week to hear the last-chance argument by voters groups that the maps should be redrawn before the November elections.