Posted in Newpoint Investigation

PS Podcast: Charter schools cashing in on kids

On Pensacola Speaks, I spoke with Miami Herald investigative reporter Kathleen McGrory on her coverage on charter schools. She and Scott Hiaasen worked together in…

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Posted in Politics

Weekend Buzz: State prison in Santa Rosa ranks near top in use of force

The Miami Herald published yesterday an article on Santa Rosa Correctional Institution. It ranks as third in the state prisons for the most use-of-force reports,…

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Posted in Politics

Miami Herald: Investigation finds former Homestead mayor and his wife scored big

A Miami-Dade jury last month found former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman guilty on two felony counts of illegal compensation, plus two misdemeanor counts. The case…

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Posted in Environment

Floridians overwhelmingly are concerned about climate change

Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald reports that nearly seven in 10 likely Florida voters are concerned about climate change and nearly 80 percent want…

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Posted in Politics State & National News

Chief of Staff lied on his resume

One of the bigger stories around the state is the Miami Herald’s report that Gov. Rick Scott’s chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, lied about having…

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Posted in News Politics State & National News

Context Florida: Pro-business mayors susceptible to bribery, kickbacks

My latest column for the statewide website Context Florida went live this morning. Here is the intro: Public service was once a noble cause, one…

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Posted in Entertainment

Dave Barry reviews 2012, as only he can do

From Miami Herald: It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead…

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Posted in Politics

McCollum gets in a few licks, but Scott survives debate

Today’s Spanish-language debate between GOP governor candidates had a few jabs, but no knockout punches. Bill McCollum took a swipe at his opponent Rick Scott’s…

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Posted in News Politics

More insanity: Tie teacher’s comp to FCAT

According to the Miami Herald, there is a bill in the Florida Legislature that will tie half of teacher’s compensation to FCAT and final exams….

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