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Bondi joins other states in lawsuit over protecting wetlands

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined seven other states' top lawyers Tuesday in a suit challenging new federal rules designed to better protect the nation's wetlands. The suit argues th …

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Last-minute attempt to stop Florida's new abortion waiting period falls short

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Tampa woman strikes 8-year-old pedestrian running across street

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  1. Tell Me About It: Readers give advice on wedding conflicts and comments on weight

    Relationships

    While I'm away, readers give the advice.

    On jockeying for wedding dates, venues, baby names:

  2. Famous people, famous places: Reflecting on the best parts of Florida

    Human Interest

    Ernest Hemingway once described Key West as "the best place I've ever been anytime anywhere, flowers, tamarind trees, guava trees, coconut palms. ... Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks." That is a real, unedited quote. Although we might never know the result of that night of absinthe-induced …

    This photo by acclaimed Florida nature photographer Clyde Butcher is "Loxahatchee River State Park - 1991" will be included in the exhibit opening Jan. 8-29 at the Pasco-Hernando State art gallery. The exhibit Visions of Florida: The Photographic Art of Clyde Butcher is part of the Museum of Florida History's Traveling Exhibit (TREX) program. Butcher will will discuss his work in a special presentation, followed by a Q&A and book signing, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the college's West Campus in New Port Richey.
  3. Editorial: Court clerks should be properly funded by state

    Editorials

    Florida lawmakers managed to find plenty of money in next year's budget for private sports academies and new shorelines for condos on the sun-soaked beaches, but court clerks who process traffic tickets and help domestic violence victims seek court-ordered protection? Not so much. It's all the product of an …

    Florida lawmakers managed to find plenty of money in next year’s budget for private sports academies and new shorelines for condos on the sun-soaked beaches, but court clerks — like Pinellas’ Ken Burke, above — who process traffic tickets and help domestic violence victims seek court-ordered protection? Not so much.
  4. Column: The failures of SpaceX are part of progress

    Essays

    Only in the space industry can something as spectacular as an exploding rocket be considered part of the process.

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, June 28, 2015. The rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart shortly after liftoff. (AP Photo/John Raoux) KSC107
  5. Wednesday's letters: Delays persist in care for veterans

    Letters

    VA Choice program

    Veterans' care still being delayed

    A shot of the stunning dress, (and natty tux) by ace photographer and Deal Diva, Lisa Gartner.

    My Outfit Monday: The Most Special Diva Wedding Edition Ever

    It's going to be hard to top this My Outfit Monday....

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    By the numbers: Jeb Bush's tax returns

    Jeb Bush released an astounding 33 years of tax returns on Tuesday.

    By the numbers:

    36%: Total effective tax rate

    33: Total number of years released

    1,150: Total pages for all 33 years

    $1.1 million: Average speech income per year since leaving office (see list in jump)

    $739,511: Total given to charity since leaving office...

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    Rays top draft pick Garrett Whitley has a blast on signing day

    Rays top pick Garrett Whitley signed his contract, for a $2.96-million bonus, on Tuesday, then took batting practice with the team....

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