Rick Stone has been a journalist in Florida for most of his career. He's worked in newspapers and television but believes that nothing works as well as public radio. He and his wife, Mary Jane Stone, live in Broward County.
Gov. Rick Scott opened fire on the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, accusing the agency of starving Florida of the information, equipment and even the testing kits the state needs to be safe from the deadly Ebola virus.
"The CDC has not fulfilled any of Florida's requests," Scott said angrily. "We are now asking publicly to support us in these important efforts for our state."
Gov. Rick Scott on Friday will meet his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist, for the first of three October debates.
And Crist, of course, will mop the floor with Florida's Republican governor. Says who? Says Scott's new best friend, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The chairman of the Republican Governors Association. That's who.
After Sunday’s false Ebola alarm that disrupted life and traffic in Jackson Health System's Miami neighborhood, hospital officials used Monday for an Ebola-related media event that was oddly reassuring.
Another King Tide will wash over South Florida on Oct. 9.
That’s the alignment of the Earth, sun and moon in a way that gives us the highest tides of the year. And this one will bring an opportunity for local students who are really serious about climate change and sea-level rise to glimpse and document coastal Florida’s possible future.
The list of things that threaten the U. S. economy is long, indeed. But here's one item that might not have occurred to you.
Speaking bad English.
As the Brookings Institution scopes it out in a report released Wednesday, immigrants seeking work in the U. S. often have to settle for jobs beneath their qualifications just because their English is not up to snuff.
At the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department, Rit the fire dog is dying for his first real-world assignment. The firefighters want to see it, too, but that means they'd have to wish for the kind of disaster that leaves human survivors hidden in rubble and wreckage.
So, they’re happy to wait for Rit's chance to do his stuff. It may not be long.
On Saturday morning at 9:30 -- as most of the city was waking up -- Charlie Crist was collecting the endorsement of Planned Parenthood's political action committee. To an audience consisting mostly of her own staff and volunteers, PAC chairwoman Lillian Tamayo delivered the priority message.
"Gov. Rick Scott has waged an unrelenting assault on women since his election in 2010," Tamayo told the group, most of them in pink Planned Parenthood PAC T-shirts.
Disgusted, embarrassed and vaguely threatened by their decrepit 90-year old courthouse on Flagler Street, Miami Dade commissioners have decided to ask the voters to pay for a new one.
Downtown workers have been seeing the nets and fence around the courthouse for at least 12 years, and they are in no doubt about the condition of the historic building. But those who have to work there know even better. Like Glenn Sheldon, whose office is on the 22nd floor.
City of Miami voters will decide Tuesday whether to let a local developer build Florida's tallest building on the waterfront behind Bayside Marketplace.
Jeff Berkowitz visualizes SkyRise Miami as the city's special landmark. A $400 million, 1,000-foot tower stuffed with observation decks, restaurants, a theater and even some thrill rides. It would create jobs, bolster the economy and polish up the Miami brand. He says this is what major cities do.
New York City and Miami will have another thing in common: a part of the Berlin Wall.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado says the city is about to receive a two-ton piece of the Berlin Wall to become a permanent exhibit across Biscayne Boulevard from the iconic Freedom Tower. Another piece of the wall will be going to New York.
Miami-Dade School Board member Carlos Curbelo got a big endorsement for his run for Congress on Monday: former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Dressed in a white shirt and tie over jeans and shiny loafers, Romney says Curbelo is what the founding fathers had in mind: a man of his community with a deep understanding of how the economy creates jobs.
He was there just to endorse Curbelo and not to talk about whether or not he’ll run for president again.
After 79 years as the retirement mainstay of most American workers, Social Security is showing its age and desperately needs reform. That was the message in West Palm Beach Tuesday night from a trio of Democratic congressmen who vow to protect Social Security from Republican deficit hawks and make it more generous.