November 28, 2014

Editor's column

En route: Rail decisions by Florida governors

Decisions by Govs. Jeb Bush and Rick Scott to reject plans for a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando are looking to be wise choices – especially in light of what California is going through. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Florida by bike

There are more than 50 paved bike/pedestrian trails throughout Florida, most on former rail lines. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

No evidence showing GMOs are more dangerous non-GMOs

In his monthly column, Executive Editor Mark Howard looks at arguments for and against the use of genetically modified organisms -- most commonly referred to as GMOs. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

The highs and lows of marijuana acceptance

In his monthly column, Executive Editor Mark Howard discusses ramifications of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Ebb and flow: Managing Florida's water supply

Surface water resources and conservation both have to be part of meeting Florida's water needs. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Affording it: C1 Bank's ‘living wage' pays off

Trevor Burgess, CEO of C1 Bank, decided last year that all employees should earn at least $14 an hour. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Miami's New World Symphony is finely tuned

The New World Symphony trains the next generation of top classical musicians while experimenting with ways to broaden the reach of the music itself. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

A tale of two Florida baseball cities

In St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg and his management group continue, more or less, to do everything right. But in Miami, there's turmoil and conflict inside the Marlins' front office. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

How many trauma centers for Florida?

As hospitals urge the state to let them open trauma centers, Florida will have to decide how many centers should be allowed to open and is likely to set some rules to guide future trauma center growth. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

How many doctors in Florida?

Is there about to be a physician shortage in Florida? That depends on which subset of physicians you count. According to a 2013 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges, Florida ranks below the national average in the number of “active physicians” per 100,000 population -- licensed doctors who aren't retired. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

Core Wars: Why are Floridians objecting to Common Core State Standards?

I confess to being stupefied by the recent outpouring of objection to the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Read more »
Published on 12/10/2013

Sometimes, efficiency Is overrated

A recent experience refinancing my house made me think of one of my most memorable classroom experiences. In graduate school, for reasons I've forgotten, I chose a class with the charmless title of “Operations Management.” Read more »
Published on 11/12/2013

Tech Jewel: Robots Invade Miami

In December, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, 14 of the most sophisticated robots in the world will compete in a simulation... Read more »
Published on 10/16/2013

Calculations and choices for health insurance

Editor's column by Mark Howard Read more »
Published on 9/5/2013

Re-education in Florida

The young Floridians who graduated from high school this spring all left with diplomas, but it has become a fact of life that the traditional diploma has become an empty vessel in terms of what it tells a college or employer. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2013

Ethics, Sort Of

This year's legislative session produced eight laws dealing with ethics in government... Read more »
Published on 7/4/2013

Florida's talent pool is too lightweight

Florida, with the nation's fourth-largest economy, has about 18,600 Ph.D. scientists and engineers in its public and private sectors combined... Read more »
Published on 6/18/2013

Graduates in the Family: Some Reflections

It says something about Florida and how far we've come that our state can compete better for the attention of bright, young graduates. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2013

Fix it: Florida's distorted homeowners insurance market

Each year this time, I am reminded in a very tangible way of how precarious Florida's property insurance system is... Read more »
Published on 4/17/2013

Doing Something: Creating career tracks for students in Florida

In the past decade, a healthy development in K-12 education has been the emergence of programs like Choice Institutes and career academies... Read more »
Published on 3/7/2013

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