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February 7, 2016

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Driving for dough: Jazzed-up golf driving ranges are growing

The hottest thing in golf these days may be a business that combines a kind of high-tech driving range with a flashy sports bar/restaurant. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Special residency status for Cuban immigrants is on precarious footing

Cuban immigrants have gotten special residency status for 50 years. Some think that should change. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Going up: A look at major construction projects in Florida

From office complexes to sports stadiums, airports, seaports, luxury condominiums and massive mixed-use developments, Florida is once again in the midst of a building boom. Among the biggest in the state: Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Mouse moves: Disney and the middle class

Has Disney really abandoned the middle class to chase well-heeled visitors? Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Update: Landlord Inc.

Investment groups that bought clusters of foreclosed homes as the market bottomed are staying in the rental business. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Act of revenge? How the ‘revenge porn' bill ended up so flawed

The revenge porn law makes it a first-degree misdemeanor to “sexually cyberharass” someone. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Farewell to Florida's ‘Development of Regional Impact' (DRI) Law

Florida's DRI process was meant to ensure that state and regional governments collaborated to review big housing subdivisions, major shopping malls and other projects whose traffic and environmental impacts extended beyond the border of a single city or county. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Ducks in a row: Jacksonville's leaders want more clout in Tallahassee

During the 2008 election cycle, six freshmen lawmakers from the Jacksonville area entered the Florida Legislature. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Florida gains momentum

Florida is on a roll. Economic activity is picking up across the state, and Florida now has surpassed New York as the third most populous state in the country. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Flipping newspaper ownership

Between March 2010 and late last year, Halifax Media Group spent more than $160 million amassing a portfolio of 36 newspapers, including 19 in Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Of tourists and toll roads

More tourists and business visitors are zipping through automated toll lanes in rental vehicles — only to find trip that “administrative fees” have been tacked onto their bill in addition to the toll charges. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Droning on: Florida companies find growing demand for UAVs

Florida companies are catering to demand for high-tech unmanned aerial vehicles from the U.S. military and other government agencies, as well as from civilian customers in agriculture, law enforcement and other fields. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Floridians' health

How do we stack up against U.S. averages? Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Scott Rothstein: Expert at corruption

Five years ago, south Florida banker Scott Rothstein's $1.4-billion Ponzi scheme blew up. As the fallout from his scam sent ripples throughout the state... Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

College grads working for City Year help K-12 students in Florida

The City Year program leaves a big impact, both on students at struggling schools and on the volunteers who help them. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Is Florida the corruption leader? It depends

Depending on how it's measured, Florida is either No. 1, No. 13 or No. 26 when it comes to public corruption. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Going overseas for students

Florida schools find students - and revenue - overseas. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Florida's changing demographics

Hispanics fueled much of Florida's population growth over the past decade. One telling stat: Some 19.5% of Floridians are foreign-born. Just over 23% are Hispanic. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

In memory of Reubin Askew

The late Gov. Reubin Askew epitomized character, conscience and courage. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

More small towns outsource city services

As more cities outsource city services to private companies, Fort Lauderdale-based Calvin, Giordano & Associates is among a cottage industry of service providers that has emerged to capitalize on the trend. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

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