June 2, 2011 New rules in Florida that mandate drug tests for welfare recipients, new state government hires, and random testing of current state employees. The ACLU calls the actions unconstitutional. Gov. Rick Scott says Floridians should be assured that their tax money isn't supporting addiction.
March 22, 2011 Who doesn't use e-mail these days? If you answered Florida Gov. Rick Scott you'd be right. He told state workers if they wanted to contact him they should use snail mail; he avoids e-mail because of its potential for an embarrassing message. Considering that, it's a bit odd that he tweets.
March 4, 2011 Florida's Gov. Rick Scott has told the U.S. government that his state doesn't want $2.4 billion in stimulus funds that were intended for its high-speed rail project, sparking anger in a state coping with high unemployment and a lingering real estate crisis.
The mass produced honey bun offers a surprising look at life in prison.
January 13, 2011 Honey buns offer a microcosm of life in prison -- currency, violence, relationships, addiction. A recent story in the St. Petersburg Times offers a fascinating glimpse at the important role of a sweet snack in Florida prisons.
December 14, 2010 A man who allegedly pulled a gun out at a school board meeting in Florida was himself shot and killed by the school district's safety manager on Tuesday.
The Christ of the Abyss
December 10, 2010 John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has celebrated its 50th anniversary. Located off of Key Largo, Florida, it became the nation's first underwater park on December 10, 1960.
James Morrison of The Doors in an undated photo.
December 9, 2010 Florida's Clemency Board has voted unanimously to pardon rock 'n' roll legend Jim Morrison for a 1969 indecent exposure conviction.
October 26, 2010 Two Democratic aides who drew GOP attention were fired by Harry Reid and Alex Sink. Florida Democratic governor candidate Sink fired an aide who texted her during her debate with Rick Scott. Reid fired an aide who married an immigrant.
October 1, 2010 Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist says he would have run as an independent even if he had a 20-pt lead. The statement strained credulity since it's just not done. But the governor suggested that running as an independent was based on principle, not expedience.
May 12, 2010 Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink calls school by its rival's name during graduation speech.
May 6, 2010 Residents of West Palm Beach, Florida are being attacked by this mystery bird. Please help the local police department identify it.
November 19, 2009 Today's Talk: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed returns to NYC, Tom Ricks gives you a reading list, Ken Auletta talks Google, and modern indentured servitude in Florida's fields.
October 9, 2008 Voting irregularities? Hopefully, not this time! Ohio's secretary of state, Jennifer Brunner, joins us to talk about how the state has prepared for the election on November 4th.
May 22, 2008 What should happen to the Democratic delegations from Florida and Michigan?
April 7, 2008 On the Opinion Page: An argument that Florida's apology for slavery doesn't go far enough.
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