March 29, 2015

Around Florida

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

City Year members are awarded a $5,400 AmeriCorps award, which they can use to pay college tuition or repay student loans. This story is part of a roundup of news from Florida. 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

Northeast counties internet service coalition frays

As it upgrades 25 miles of power lines, Gulf Power is relocating more than 20 osprey nests to nest platforms built atop 60-foot wooden poles, complete with a nest platform. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

Ospreys relocated

As it upgrades 25 miles of power lines, Gulf Power is relocating more than 20 osprey nests to nest platforms built atop 60-foot wooden poles, complete with a nest platform. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

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

Miami Subs and Pitbull team up to revive the restaurant chain

Down to 40 stores from a high of 300, iconic Florida brand Miami Subs tries to make a comeback. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

Proving Value - Flagler College to Implement CLA+ Testing

Flagler College is among three Florida universities to use the standardized CLA+ test to measure students' learning. Read more »
Published on 12/6/2013

Slow PACE for energy efficiency retrofits

A program the state approved three years ago makes it easier and cheaper for consumers and businesses to pay for energy-efficiency retrofits. Why is it taking so long to get off the ground? Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Falcon 9 Rocket

Commercial launches are helping the Space Coast recover from the loss of the shuttle program. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2012

Gun Owners

At the end of December 2012, Florida passed the 1 million mark in issuing permits for concealed weapons, becoming the first state in the nation to do to. The number rose dramatically at the end of 2012, in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. (This story went to press before that event.) Read more »
Published on 12/26/2012

Team USA

Florida was well represented at the 2012 Olympics in London, where 29 Florida athletes competed and brought home nine gold, four silver and two bronze medals. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2012

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