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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 21, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Key West, and now all of Monroe County, is teaching the rest of Florida what it's got to do to protect coastal water: Build sewage treatment plants, make every building in every town connect.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 19, 2014 3:55 AM
 

How does an issue that registers barely a blip on the Who-Gives-a-Hoot Voter Meter manage to compel a governor to give up half an hour on his Tuesday schedule so he can be condescendingly preached to?

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 14, 2014 3:55 AM
 

It gives me no joy to contradict or criticize The Stuart News, to which I happily gave 28 years of my life. But the newspaper's Sunday endorsement of Martin County Commission Chairwoman Sarah Heard begs a few choice words of dissent.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 13, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, stopping by CBS' "Face the Nation" the other week, summed up the state of the planet about as well as anyone could: "To put it mildly," she said, "the world is a mess."

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 7, 2014 3:55 AM
 

If only Charlie Crist knew more about water. Just once I'd like to hear him throw away the campaign talking points and show me he understands Everglades restoration strategies. I think I'd feel better about him.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 30, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Until somebody shows me how 537 Consulting LLC is different from Victory Strategies, I've blown my last raspberry at Jim Greer.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 26, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Any publicity is good publicity in this business, that's always been my theory. So I thank Peter Schorsch, St. Peter himself, for the attention he quickly gave Sunshine State News after my news story on Annette Taddeo and the IRS appeared Friday on our Home page.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 24, 2014 3:55 AM
 

The plight of Atlantic City makes gleeful reading for those who oppose gambling in Florida. 

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 11, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Nan Rich won one Thursday. She didn't even have to be in the Biltmore Hotel's Granada Room. She didn't have to touch a microphone. She won because Charlie Crist addressed the Florida media brain trust unobstructed. In all his egotistical glory. His only opposition -- his only enemy -- was himself.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 10, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Twenty years ago almost to the day, I was at the Don CeSar Hotel on St. Petersburg Beach presiding over a gubernatorial candidates forum. It was part of the Florida Press Association/Florida Society of Newspaper Editors 1994 annual convention.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 7, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Christopher Findlater is one of those spooky millionaire Democratic donors you might never have heard of. But perhaps you'll want to acquaint yourself with some of his work going into the 2014 elections. He's been particularly busy in Florida, and now in Orange County.
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