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A Federal Shutdown's Effects on Florida

Posted: 07/14/2011 - If there isn’t an agreement in Washington on raising the debt ceiling and there is a lengthy federal government shutdown, Florida may not be prepared to deal with the consequences. The state depends on 24 billion federal dollars to meet its obligations and if Congress doesn’t reach a deal, that money will be in jeopardy.

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FL Wildlife Division Chief to Lead Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Co-op

Posted: 07/14/2011 - A science-based, partnership effort to help conservation agencies respond to climate change and other 21st century challenges received a major boost this summer with the hiring of Tim Breault, former director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Habitat and Species Conservation.

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FAMU Names New Superintendent for DRS

Posted: 07/14/2011 - Patricia C. Hodge is the new superintendent of Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS).

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Fla. Fight With EPA Backdrop to Congressional Debate

Posted: 07/14/2011 - Pointing to a long-running fight in Florida, the U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would restrict the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to require tougher water-quality standards.

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Villages Want to be Kept Together

Posted: 07/14/2011 - A road trip by the House and Senate committees responsible for the once-a-decade redistricting process hit one of the locations that most clearly illustrates the changes that have swept Florida over the last decade: The Villages, a retirement community in the north-central part of the state.

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Rick Scott on S&P Upgrade: "That's Great"

Posted: 07/14/2011 - Budget belt tightening and frugality has prompted rating agency Standard & Poor’s to boost its Florida credit outlook from negative to stable, an upgrade that will translate into more favorable interest rates.

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The Love Boat, Not So Exciting and New

Posted: 07/14/2011 - Forget those dreamy nights on deck with Gopher, Isaac, Julie and Capt. Stubing. The Love Boat is stuck in a Florida legal storm. A federal appeals court last week said a lawsuit can go forward that alleges fraud and other wrongdoing in the 2008 sale of the famous sitcom ship to a cruise operator.

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Citizens Insurance to go to Private Company?

Posted: 07/14/2011 - Admonishing lawmakers for making a shaky insurance pool even more precarious, the chairman of the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. on said the insurer should be allowed to sell off a large chunk of its business to private interests to reduce its exposure while continuing to cover the state’s riskiest property.

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Two Arrested For Valuable Metals Theft in Tallahassee

Updated: 07/14/2011 - Tallahassee Police officers have responded to numerous calls throughout the community related to theft of metal from air conditioners, wire from construction sites, and most recently back flow preventers from water lines.

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The Second Coming of Charlie Crist?

Updated: 07/14/2011 - Of three of the biggest political names in Florida, only one -- former Gov. Charlie Crist -- has a favorable rating topping 40 percent, according to a new Sunshine State News poll.

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Do My Job: Art the Nanny

Updated: 07/14/2011 - There are plenty of stressful jobs out there. Jobs like swat team member, or air traffic controller, or firefighter. But, Art thinks nanny is right up there too, especially after a lady called the station and said.. "Art, do my job!"

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FAMU Band Camp Begins

Posted: 07/13/2011 - FAMU's Marching 100 summer band camp is taking place this week.

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Over 20 States Want Their Own Caylee's Law

Updated: 07/13/2011 - The public outcry over Casey Anthony’s not-guilty verdict has unleashed a wave of “Caylee’s Law” proposals in more than 20 states.

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Online Learner's Permit

Updated: 07/13/2011 - There are new options for young people who want to take their learner's permit test online.

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