On a Wednesday evening in early October, Congressman Joe Garcia strides through the empty lobby of a Key Largo community center, his black dress shoes clacking against the marble floor. Garcia is both affable and imposing. He has a large body and a broad face, with small dark eyes set above a prom ... More >>
On Thursday, in a 33-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Florida's Northern District in Tallahassee became the fifth judge in the state to rule against the same-sex marriage ban. Like the previous rulings, however, Hinkle immediately stayed his ruling, meaning that gay and lesbian c ... More >>
Rand Hoch, Florida's first openly- gay judge, predicted that marriage equality would come to the state -- and the rest of the U.S. -- no later than by the end of June, 2016. The prediction came during Hoch's remarks at the marriage equality demonstration in Lake Worth on Sunday. The demonstration, ... More >>
In 1994, then-Gov. Lawton Chiles signed into law a statute that requires Florida high school kids be taught about the Holocaust and the history of black Americans.Now, the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) of Tallahassee has filed a grievance with the Justice Department, claiming that ... More >>
Peter Weinstein, the most political judge in Broward County, was rather fittingly elected the chief of the 17th Judicial Circuit yesterday to succeed Victor Tobin. Judge Weinstein swears Stacy Ritter into officeAfter 14 years in the Florida Senate and a low-down and bruising loss to ... More >>
A drawing by Haitian artist Jean Cadet.Collecting and showing prisoner art is Carol Strick's second career. It started when she left her job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1994, where she worked making faience reproductions for the Ancient Egyptian collection. Her husband had di ... More >>
Like many nonprofits that depend on government funding, the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions is facing cuts. The organization that focuses on prenatal and infant health may have 22 percent trimmed from its 2009 budget. Unlike other nonprofits, however, the organization has propo ... More >>
At the top of the hour, baby-faced U.S. Rep Kendrick Meek, the Democrat from Miami, will announce his bid for the U.S. Senate in 2010 when Republican Sen. Mel Martinez steps down. Being the first from either party to declare, Meek's given himself nearly two years to campaign.Which is a good thing, b ... More >>
Broward Judge Gardiner's alleged relationships with defense lawyers and prosecutors raises troubling questions
While the grunts take the heat, Sheriff Jenne and the rest of the BSO brass remain unscathed by Powertrac.
Bill Scherer's fall from grace is a clear sign from Jeb that he's chosen a successor
Smooth-talking philanthropist Bob Montgomery has a dark side you don't want to see
The sheriff is selling out the public. Do you give a darn?
A whistle blower alleges that U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney might have rigged the election in South Florida
One woman is trying to find the truth about two mysterious Coral Springs deaths
Why don't Jeb Bush's men want us to know about Scripps?
Robb Tiller went from rags to riches and right back after 15 years spinning deals around the Seminole
Oft-quoted USF Prof Susan MacManus is neutral. Yeah, right.
Give me my job back or I'll call the Anti-Defamation League, you anti-Semite!
A sweetheart hospital district deal could land Jeb Bush in front of a grand jury
Yeah, Jeb's boys saved the Miami Blue. But since then, it's been open season on the environment.
Augusta refugees will find everything they want -- and everyone they don't -- at many of South Florida's private clubs
Does it matter to blacks which wealthy, middle-aged white guy is Florida's next governor?
Or: How I learned to start worrying and hate the bullet train
The battle for the soul of the Graves Museum isn't over yet, and Gypsy Graves herself is back in the trenches
All Clif Lirette wants is to live in peace on his property. Code-enforcement officials in Palm Beach County have other plans.
Broward County commissioner Lori Parrish claims she pays her cell phone bills herself. What she means is that her campaign contributors foot the bill.
With a little smoke, a few mirrors, and an ego big enough to reach California, Craig Marquardo wants to build his own movie-making empire in South Florida
State workers are cutting down homeowners' citrus trees to save Florida's fruit industry. It's a South Florida chain saw massacre.
Democrats and Republicans, blacks and whites, have banded together for one simple reason: to stop Ken Jenne from becoming Broward's first strong mayor.
The whole point of Billy Bowman's annual bash is to eat, drink, and party with real Floridians of all types
Dolphin activist RussRector will do just about anything to make swim-with-dolphins programs extinct
Dolphin activist Russ Rector will do just about anything to make swim-with-dolphins programs extinct
The trial of former Florida House Speaker Bo Johnson reveals the unseemly roles of Broward's taxi mogul Jesse Gaddis and lobbyist Tom Panza.
If Ken Jenne were like most cops, he'd be investigated for being friends with felons who give him money
Despite ailing health, a dying constituency, and a shaky season for Democrats, politico Trinchi Trinchitella appears undiminished
Tax collectors and employees alike have decried Susan Telli's free-spending, power-hungry ways at Broward's Hospice Care. So why is she still in charge?
Broward's Coral Ridge Ministries says it's merely running an educational outreach. So why is it using politics to campaign against gay rights?
While negotiating a $21 million contract with Broward County, Unisys swept a $100 million health-insurance mess right under the rug.