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Judge slams Rick Scott for attacking election

A federal district court judge’s ruling might, on its surface, seem to vindicate Florida’s Republican candidate for Senate, Gov. Rick Scott. However, if one actually reads the opinion, it’s a …


Florida starts painstaking hand recount in U.S. Senate race

Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

‘Changed Forever’: Florida Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael

The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes …


Florida primary includes Trump defender, female trailblazer

Florida voters are choosing nominees to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott in an election that’s caught the attention of President Donald Trump and could see the daughter of a former …


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

Gov. Rick Scott aims to unseat Florida’s Democratic senator

Setting the stage for an expensive race that could help decide control of the Senate, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that he’s running to unseat Florida’s Democratic Sen. Bill …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

Gov. Scott poised to jump into Florida’s race for U.S. Senate

Republican Gov. Rick Scott appears ready to jump into Florida’s Senate race, setting up a high-profile showdown against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Soon after governor signs gun bill, NRA sues to block it

Weeks after their children were gunned down in the worst high school shooting since Columbine, parents of the victims stood in the Florida Capitol and watched Gov. Rick Scott sign …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

Florida’s governor announced plans Friday to put more armed guards in schools and to make it harder for young adults and some with mental illness to buy guns, responding to …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn’t final

The Trump administration’s promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted …


Outside View: Florida’s oil-drilling exemption raises questions

The White House’s rapid exemption for Florida to its new offshore drilling plan raises troubling questions.


Trump’s tweeted choice for Florida governor enters race

A congressman who recently won President Donald Trump’s tweeted endorsement for the job of Florida governor entered the race Friday, saying he wants to “drain the swamp in Tallahassee.”


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

MIAMI – Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Hurricane Irma continues its destructive course up Florida

Announcing itself with roaring 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma plowed into the mostly emptied-out Florida Keys early Sunday for the start of what could be a slow, ruinous march up …


Florida governor cleared to sign death warrants again, experts say

Florida can start executing condemned killers again now that the U.S. Supreme Court has let stand the state’s changes to its death penalty law, experts say.


After Florida prosecutor says she won’t seek death penalty, governor reassigns case of slain police officer

Hours after a Florida prosecutor announced Thursday that she would not seek the death penalty in any cases, the state’s governor responded by saying he was removing her from the …


Trump refusing to pay campaign pollster $767,000

Donald Trump’s hiring of pollster Tony Fabrizio in May was viewed as a sign that the real estate mogul was finally bringing seasoned operatives into his insurgent operation. The Trump …


Gov. Scott signs into law overhaul of Florida death penalty

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is moving ahead with an overhaul of the state’s death penalty law.


SCOPE, volunteers help keep Edgecliff safe

For 15 years, Edgecliff SCOPE, 522 S. Thierman Road, has been maintaining a visible presence in the neighborhood, helping to make homes and streets clean, healthy and safe for everyone. …