‘State & National News’ Archives
Mayor Teresa Zemaitis had been frustrated by the Kenneth City Town Council's refusal to listen to her complaints about problems in the Police Department. She asked the sheriff to investigate. The results weren't good. I think I have a new hero. Read more.
Joe Scarborough, former Congressman, editor/publisher of the old Florida Sun and host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, made Time's 100 Most Influential People in the world. Read more.
The St. Pete Times writes about Gov. Rick Scott working on repairing his public image. My youngest calls him "Gov. Voldemort" so he has a long way to go. Fifty-five percent of Floridians disapprove of him. Read more.
Miami Herald: Millions of gamblers are wondering if the money stored in shut down online accounts — in some cases tens of thousands of dollars or more — will ever be seen again. Read more.
The rumor has been from day one that the invasion of Iraq was about oil and gaining control to the country oil reserves. The Independent (UK, not us) reports plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world's largest oil companies the year before the [...]
Press release: A massive rewrite of Florida’s elections laws to be debated today in the Florida House of Representatives is drawing harsh criticism from nonpartisan voter groups, grassroots political organizers, election supervisors, and several members of the Florida House Democratic [...]
St. Pete Times is reporting the 2011 Legislature's committees have approved: • Cutting Florida's early-voting period (nearly one out of five ballots were cast early in 2010) from two weeks to one. • Barring anyone who has moved or changed a name, such as newly married women, from [...]
Dear Editor, The US Department of Justice showed their true colors last week, and the colors are not red, white and blue. The US Attorney General of the Southern District of NY indicted the owners of the three largest international online poker sites, the FBI seized their domain names and [...]
From Labor Secretary Hilda Solis: "There’s no question: service members and their spouses make incredible sacrifices for all of us. Supporting their families and harnessing their talent is not only the right thing to do in their lives, it’s the smart thing to do for the prosperity of our [...]
. Daily News reports Gov. Rick Scott on Monday named Ananth Prasad as the new secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation. Prasad was one of three finalists for the position. Among the other finalists was former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin. Read more.
I spent much of my weekend working on stories for The Daily Beast. The first article was published this morning: "The Gulf of Mexico's Seafood Rebirth a Year After the BP Oil Spill." Please add a comment or click that you like it (via Facebook). More pageviews, clicks and comments the better the [...]
St. Pete Times: In the year since the giant oil spill, political tides and public opinion seem to have shifted. One poll suggests growing support in Florida for drilling. Meanwhile proposals to tighten down on the industry have stalled in Congress. Read more.