Touting his job-creation record, Governor Rick Scott says it’s time to cut taxes. But with questions about both the state's unemployment rate and education spending being lower than before the Great Recession, Democrats say the Governor’s priorities are off.
In Miami-Dade, an active social media campaign and vocal supporters at town halls have saved public libraries from budget cuts - for now - after the county commission decided to raid its reserves. So was Mayor Carlos Gimenez wrong to declare that the "age of libraries was probably ending?"
The 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," is an iconic moment in sports history. King beat Riggs at the height of the feminist movement, proving that women could beat men in a test of physical ability, at a time when women could not even obtain a credit card without a man’s signature.
For years, though, speculation has been that Riggs threw the match.
Riggs had decisively beat No. 1-ranked Margaret Court in a game just months before he played King, who was then ranked No. 2.
Florida’s top prosecutor wants to overturn a federal gun law and allow 18 year-olds to own handguns. It’s just the latest example of the Sunshine State battling the federal government. It’s done it over health care, voting rights and now gun control.
The recent deaths of so many children who had had contact with DCF has brought renewed scrutiny on a troubled agency: (clockwise from the top left, name, followed by their age at death, if known) Dontrell Melvin, unknown; Antwan Hope, 4; Dakota Stiles, 3; Ezra Raphael, 2; Aliyah Branum, 2; Jayden Morales, 2; Jewel Howard, 3; Cherish Perrywinkle, 8; and Christian Byrd, 2.
On The Florida Roundup, a week after a fatal tasering by Miami Beach Police, graffiti artist Israel Hernandez is buried. Michael E. Miller of the Miami New Times, who broke the story about Hernandez’s death, will talk about police conduct and the safety of tasers.
Governor Rick Scott wants Georgia to stop taking so much water. He and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) visited Apalachicola this week to point out damage to the area’s oyster harvest caused by Georgia’s taking of water that could be replenishing the bay there.
Isabel Rodrey, 18, of Hollywood, weeps as she remembers her friend, Israel Hernandez-Llach, who died Tuesday after a tasering by Miami Beach police. Dozens gathered to mourn Hernandez's death on Saturday, August 10.
The death of 18 year-old graffiti artist Israel Hernandez-Llach has brought renewed attention to the Miami Beach police department. Police tasered Hernandez on Aug. 6 after he spray-painted the wall of a shuttered McDonald's restaurant on Collins Avenue and 71st Street.
On The Florida Roundup: From the ball fields of South Dade to Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez fights to stay in baseball. Major League Baseball suspended him for more than a season for using performance-enhancing drugs.
We speak to Julie Brown of the Miami Herald about the Coral Gables anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis, that is at the center of the MLB scandal. Also joining us will be Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times, who broke the story about the clinic, which supplied drugs to not just MLB players but also college and high school athletes as well.
On The Florida Roundup: Our state's leadership goes through more upheaval, this time with the resignation of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett. He will be the fifth education head (including interims) to depart in the 31 months since Governor Rick Scott took office.
Why has there been so much turnover? What impact does the latest change have on students and teachers?
Plus: the Hialeah shooting drew national attention again to gun deaths in our state. We look at what factors - or at least correlations - can be gleaned about violence and gun ownership.
We’re bracing for a verdict in the Zimmerman case, a trial that has the state on edge. Does Florida’s Stand Your Ground law make it an open-and-shut case for the defense? And is too much being made of the possible reaction if Trayvon Martin’s killer is set free?
The U.S. Justice Department finds - for the second time in a decade - that City of Miami police used excessive force in a spate of shootings, seven resulting in the deaths of black residents of the city.
On The Florida Roundup, we focus on the impacts of sea-level rise on our very vulnerable region.
Rolling Stone magazine says Miami - and much of South Florida - is doomed to drown. You wouldn’t know it based on what you hear from state leaders. While county and local officials say they are working on solutions, are they pursuing the right ones?
On The Florida Roundup, we take a look at three big decisions out of Washington, D.C. this week: the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act as well as the U.S. Senate's vote on the immigration bill.