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Trees and Power Lines: Has Coral Gables Been Entirely Honest with Its Citizens?

September 19, 2017 - 8:15am

During a special meeting last Thursday, Coral Gables city commissioners and residents took it in turn to lambaste Florida Power and Light Co. for virtually everything Hurricane Irma did to collapse and darken the sweltering Miami-Dade city.

Ritch Workman, Scott's Worst Appointment Ever

September 18, 2017 - 6:00am

There's no part of Gov. Rick Scott's job more heavily criticized during his seven years in office than the friends and supporters he's appointed to leadership posts, generally as a lucrative prize for loyalty.

Jameis Winston to Greet FEMA Applicants Friday in St. Pete

September 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
Jameis Winston

As if hurricane-affected St. Petersburg residents need another reason to participate in a free sign-up for FEMA benefits ... now there's Jameis Winston.

Trump Team in Fort Myers, Naples to Support, Praise Florida

September 14, 2017 - 1:45pm
President Trump arrives in Fort Myers Thursday

President Trump arrived in Fort Myers at 10:30 a.m. Thursday just behind his first tweet of the day: "Am leaving now for Florida to see our GREAT first responders and to thank the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA etc."

St. Petersburg Trio Helps Hasten FEMA Sign-ups in Power-Challenged City

September 13, 2017 - 9:00pm
Rep. Wengay “Newt” Newton, Rick Baker and Bill Edwards

Three St. Petersburg men, in partnership with NAACP St. Petersburg, have cobbled together a FEMA Disaster Recovery Registration site to help residents sign up for benefits that can help them seamlessly move past Hurricane Irma.

Katie Edwards' Eye on the Storm Turned into Genuine Public Service

September 13, 2017 - 8:15am
Katie Edwards

Apart from Gov. Rick Scott and some members of the Florida Cabinet, did you see any elected official who worked harder to get constituents through Hurricane Irma than state Rep. Katie Edwards?

Hurricane Irma, Political Rainmaker for Rick Scott?

September 7, 2017 - 5:30pm

Gov. Rick Scott has been talking to Floridians on national TV networks, by my calculation, on average every three hours since Tuesday.

Broward Republicans, May I Introduce Rupert Ditsworth?

September 4, 2017 - 9:45pm

When political parties don't do their homework, bad things can happen. Everybody knows that. But few are as bad or clunkier or stranger than what's happened since the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC) put its trust in a young man named Rupert Tarsey. 

Democrats' Labor Day Picnic Draws 'Name' Candidates Deep in Party Stronghold

September 3, 2017 - 4:45pm

If nobody shows but the candidates who promised to attend Monday's 16th annual North Broward Democratic Club Labor Day Picnic, it likely will be one of the most politically significant holiday celebrations in Florida.

Harvey's Reality Strikes Fear in Those Who Live in Okeechobee Dike's Shadow

September 2, 2017 - 6:00am
Works shore up Herbert Hoover Dike

Hurricane Harvey and the plight of Texans who suffered the worst brunt of the storm have a special place in the heart of Glades residents. They can identify.

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