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36 min ago | WFTV Orlando
Action 9 discovered nearly a dozen websites that look like they're run by the DMV but charge drivers useless fees.
What's the best route to energy independence?
Is increasing income inequality a bad thing for America?
4 hrs ago | BizPacReview.com
The Tampa Bay Times ' December 7th editorial focused on one of the most important subjects to all Floridians - jobs .
9 hrs ago | WTVY Dothan
The Democratic leader in the Alabama House is calling for the Legislature to use its election-year session to approve a state lottery.
10 hrs ago | CBS Local
The Florida Department of Transportation had planned to open the new ramp from southbound State Road 826 to westbond SR 836 on Sunday, Dec. 8th, but couldn't because of our recent rain.
14 hrs ago | The News-Press
Southwest Floridians want to get better acquainted with the region's farmers, say new research findings just out this morning.
15 hrs ago | Tallahassee Democrat
Florida governors and legislators have frequently come up with different ideas for putting state employees on a "merit pay" plan, but they've always run into the same problem.
19 hrs ago | BizPacReview.com
Nine men have been arrested as a result of a two-day undercover workers' compensation fraud operation, Fla.
20 hrs ago | The News-Press
Our emergency storm kits may still be intact, but after eight storm-free years, a financial burden for all Floridians continues to loom overhead.
Rick Scott and his allies just don't play by the same rules everyone else does. Yesterday, The Miami Herald reported that Rick Scott's chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, had publicly lied for over a decade about his college education - and even the governor didn't know.
As he gears up to run against Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is making an issue of renewable energy.
Child welfare officials are looking to Florida residents to help make holiday wishes come true for some current and former foster youth.
Florida's next generation of standardized tests will move a step closer to adoption next week when the state gets a look at the players that want to create FCAT 's replacement.
American students are struggling in the rankings of an international test released Tuesday, and the battle is on over how to interpret that: While U.S. teenagers were average in reading and science, their scores were below average in math, compared to 64 other countries and economies that participated in the 2012 Program for International Student ... (more)
A Florida man has been arrested for leaving a four-month old baby girl locked in a car which police found in a Fort Myers strip club parking lot.
Gov. Rick Scott appointed Ken Detzner as Florida's secretary of state in February 2012.
Last week's results in the Program for International Student Assessment - a series of tests given to 15-year-olds in 65 education systems around the world - showed U.S. students lagging far behind many of their peers in math, science and reading.
Laws passed in recent years to boost the number of nurses in Florida have resulted in more nursing education programs on probation and more nursing graduates failing the national competency examination.