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PHOTOS: Florida Wants Your Vote!

Posted 11.26.2012 | Miami

A plan to give a new, more simple look to Florida license plates will make it harder for drivers to escape pesky red light and toll booth cameras. ...

Florida Conservation Lands In Danger

The Tampa Tribune | Keith Morelli | Posted 01.26.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Stung by a slashed budget, the agency that oversees water resources in West Central Florida is taking a hard look at its vast land holdings. ...

LOOK: Adorable Baby Manatee SAVED

Posted 11.21.2012 | Miami

Although there may be the occasional manatee rider, the biggest threat to South Florida's sea cow population are boats. And as beautiful weather lures...

'He's The Real Deal'

Posted 11.17.2012 | Miami

Once-Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist had some glowing words about Barack Obama at the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists' awards ban...

'This Problem Is Going To Be Solved'

Posted 11.15.2012 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered a review of what (or who) is to blame for Florida's second major voting debacle. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner...

Resounding 'Yes' On $1.2 Billion Bond Issue For Schools

Posted 11.07.2012 | Miami

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho earned another win for the Miami-Dade school district as county voters approved a $1.2 billion bond issue for school i...

LOOK: Floridians Hit The Polls

Posted 11.07.2012 | Miami

Florida may be synonymous with hanging chads and now the apparent inability to vote without causing a ruckus, but residents have been out in full forc...

Miami's Dangerous Distinction

Posted 11.05.2012 | Miami

South Florida's sunny shores provided enough shady cover to give Miami the unsavory distinction as the 17th most dangerous city in the country. Bus...

Long Lines, Rick Scott, And 3.4 Million Votes In The Can

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 11.02.2012 | Miami

Floridians have voted in force over the last few weeks, casting more than 3.4 million ballots to date. The Florida Division of Elections reports th...

'People Are Following Directions More This Year' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Miami

Smooth sailing is the word from Miami-Dade County officials who report few problems in counting thousands of absentee ballots ahead of Election Day. ...

Scott Takes A Stand On Community College Tuition

Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott is remaining firm in his stance against tuition increases at Florida's community colleges, despite opposition from state legislators. ...

Obama Leads In Miami, Romney Closes Cuban Gap

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.30.2012 | Miami

President Obama is holding a comfortable lead in Miami-Dade County, while Republican Mitt Romney has nearly overwhelmingly captured the votes of Cuban...

6 INSANE Instances Of Government Waste In Florida

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.18.2012 | Miami

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has released his annual "Wastebook" report, highlighting extravagant government spending in 2012 -- and of course, Florida s...

Florida Moves To Privately-Run Juvenile Jails

Posted 10.15.2012 | Miami

In an effort to reduce costs, Florida's state-run residential programs for juveniles will soon be completely privatized. The Florida Department of ...

PHOTOS: Frederica Wilson's 20 Most Memorable Hats

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.15.2012 | Miami

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Miami Gardens) is a force to be reckoned with in Miami politics -- and so are her innumerable hats. In her secon...

A New Record?

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.03.2012 | Miami

If you thought bales of ganja mysteriously floating onto Miami shores was just a tale from years gone by, guess again. Finds of so-called 'square ...

Sandusky Scandal Prompts New Florida Law

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.01.2012 | Miami

If you witness a child being touched in the state of Florida and don't inform authorities, you now could face jail time. The "Protection of Vulnera...

GOP State Rep. Resigns Amid Prostitution Scandal

Posted 09.25.2012 | Miami

Florida State Rep. Mike Horner (R-Kissimmee) ended a reelection bid Monday amid reports he allegedly used prostitutes. The married, two-term state ...

Mad Dash For Florida

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

* Florida law that limited registration was struck down * Civic groups scramble to beat deadline for Nov. 6 election * A...

Rick Scott Faces Fresh Threat

The News-Press | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

Even as Florida Democrats gathered here to nominate President Barack Obama for re-election, they were mindful of a target closer to home: Republican G...

Windy And Wet, But Phew!

Posted 08.27.2012 | Miami

Tropical Storm Isaac did not strengthen into a hurricane while passing through the Florida Keys, though it is still expected to do so. The center ...

FDA: Blood From Bio Waste Bin Used In Transfusion

Posted 08.16.2012 | Miami

The FDA sent a stern warning to a large South Florida blood bank after finding multiple cases of unsafe practices -- including the use of platelets st...

WATCH: Man Tried Trading Baby For Food At Motel

Posted 08.08.2012 | Miami

Police in northern Florida are looking for a man who motel guests say went door-to-door Saturday evening, asking to trade an infant for food. A cou...

RICK SCOTT'S BIG OMISSION

Posted 07.31.2012 | Miami

When Florida Governor Rick Scott announced "my emails" would be available online for journalists and taxpayers to peruse in his new transparency progr...

Report: Florida's Infected Were To Sent To Live In Roadside Motel

Posted 07.30.2012 | Miami

Florida lawmakers were outraged to learn that as they voted to close A.G. Holley, the state's only Tuberculosis hospital, the CDC was in Florida inves...