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.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 16, 2014 5:13 PM
The governor's gone viral again. Rick Scott, who ditched his adopted rescue dog Reagan after the 2010 election, and who invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 75 times in a videotaped deposition, once again finds himself all over the web and cable as the rest of the world discovers what Florida already …
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 16, 2014 11:29 AM
TAMPA -- Hillsborough County Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday morning to move forward with a local law barring discrimination against gay and transgender people after a long discussion marked by emotional pleas from advocates on both sides.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: July 15, 2014 6:42 PM
TALLAHASSEE — In an effort to push Gov. Rick Scott into the debate on climate change, 10 prominent Florida scientists on Tuesday asked for an opportunity to explain to him the impact human-induced global warming will have on Florida.