Epic Orlando means more theme park jobs ... and maybe more challenges for Central Florida | Commentary
Universal’s new theme park, Epic Universe, will create more tourism workers. An Orlando charity that already serves many low-wage workers wonders if it will soon be even busier
Orange and Orlando mayors say scheming at Orlando International Airport by appointees of Gov. DeSantis was ‘dangerous,’ ‘unprecedented’ and 'reeked of some kind of political agenda.”
Slow-moving Hurricane Dorian has Florida businesses closed and residents holed up. So we’re losing money and gaining weight
Flesh-eating bacteria claimed 50 lives last year. Victims’ families say Florida should do more to alert visitors of the danger
Florida has water problems. Yet Ron DeSantis keeps putting campaign donors on environmental boards | Commentary
When DeSantis bypassed the president of the Florida Springs Institute to appoint a former legislator who fought septic-tank inspections to the St. Johns water board, environmental advocates groaned
Readers sound off on Trump, debt, discrimination and ‘idiot,’ ‘piece-of-s***’ columnist | Commentary
Some readers are grateful for Scott Maxwell's columns. Others think he's an 'idiot,' 'piece of s***.' Let's get them all together!
High schools in Flagler and Seminole counties are using high-tech concussion-sensing helmets. But most Florida football programs aren’t.
Some Florida prisons have just 1 teacher for 1,500 or more inmates who aren’t ready for life when released and are bored, restless and violent while there.
3,500 teacher vacancies in Florida. This is what happens when you abuse public education | Commentary
Welcome back to school, kids! We hope you’re excited to learn. There’s just one little problem: Many of you won’t have teachers. At least not permanent ones.
Pop Quiz! Legalized pot. A dead swan. Gun bans. A new state capital? Do you know this week’s Florida news?| Commentary
In Florida this week, we saw news about guns, marijuana, UCF football and a dead swan. Were you paying attention?
They’re funded with public money. But since many faith-based schools are exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act, they can reject students with special needs
Florida Attorney Ashley Moody is trying to stop a proposed amendment - one that would ban high-capacity weapons - from ever appearing on the ballot
The namesake donor of Dr. Phillips arts center resigns. The opera, ballet and philharmonic are unhappy. It’s time for an independent mediator.
This year’s list of “10 people who make Orlando a better place to live” includes business owners, nonprofit and cultural leaders, health pioneers and more.
Florida boaters have slaughtered 89 manatees so far this year - way outpacing last year’s death toll of 65 at the same time
5.5 billion pain pills. Florida has an opioid problem. Seminole tries to find solutions | Commentary
With Floridians getting an average of more than 35 pain pills a year - and many getting addicted - Seminole Sheriff Dennis Lemma is looking for ways to combat the problem
Rosen invests in preschool; wonders why Florida and other businesses don’t do more as well | Commentary
Hotelier Harris Rosen fund preschool for hundreds of kids. It’s much more comprehensive than what Florida provides for Pre-K
Booze, prayer, lies, snakes, harassment and nasty feet ... just your typical week of Florida news | Commentary
When it comes to booze-selling regulations, state and local government in Florida need to lighten up. Putting chardonnay in your grocery cart at 11 am on Sunday shouldn’t be illegal.
Judge George Greer has no regrets about his role in the Terri Schiavo case. But he does have some advice for how you should handle end-of-life decisions.
A scandal involving sexual texts to teenage pages forced Mark Foley out of Congress. More than a decade later, he’s still spending campaign money. And he’s not alone.
In Florida, Beto O’Rourke unveils his ‘war tax’ plan as he and other Democrats look to stand out before the presidential debates
Florida’s voucher-school program allows LGBT discrimination. Some of the companies that help fund the program had no idea - and don’t like it.
A family of four can buy a used car for what annual tickets to Disney theme parks cost. But people keep on paying, which is why Disney keeps raising its prices.