Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

University of Virginia

Florida may restore college aid lost during Great Recession

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, Florida may finally restore one of its main programs that aids students headed to college. The state Legislature late Monday approved an overhaul of the state’s higher education system that is intended to lift schools in the Sunshine State into the ranks of elite counterparts. A key part of the legislation now headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott would require the state to cover 100 percent of tuition costs for top…

Keep Reading

Tom Jackson: Torched church inspires conclusion-leapers

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

A century-old historically black church in Greenville, Mississippi, was torched Tuesday night, leaving the insides a sad mass of crumbling ashes. Only a vanishing fraction of us wouldn’t agree this is a terrible thing. Awful as it was, however, what made this apparent act of arson newsworthy outside Washington County is this: The apparent perpetrator paused to scrawl “Vote Trump” in silver paint on the outside. Because of that, the FBI has initiated a civil rights investigation. Accordingly, if by…

Keep Reading

Dale Brill: The potential of Florida’s innovation system

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Florida’s future depends on innovation. Innovation is needed to address threats, including rising sea levels, the effect of nitrogen cycles, ocean acidification and more. If solutions to these challenges are to find their genesis in Florida, a commitment to innovation is necessary to fully transition state and local economies that compete for investment capital, skilled workforce and overlapping targeted industries. Innovation suffers from many myths, including the one depicting the lone scientist able to radically change the world with a…

Keep Reading

Mitch Perry Report for 4.6.15 — Play ball (a little quicker, please)

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

It was a big Easter weekend full of news. The top local story is penned by Caitlin Johnston in the Tampa Bay Times regarding the treatment and working conditions at the Tampa Fire Department. Sort of embarrassing that a majority of the city’s fire stations still lack designated women’s bathrooms and private changing areas. Rolling Stone magazine’s editors are being lambasted in some quarters on the Internet this morning for their response to that independent review on that University of…

Keep Reading

Go to Top