Greg Allen

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Rubio Tries To Convince Conservatives He Hasn't Been Duped

Monday, April 29, 2013

In the current debate over revamping the nation's immigration laws, there may be no elected official with more on the line than Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Rubio, a Republican and Cuban-American from Miami, was elected to the Senate with strong support from the Tea Party and other conservatives. Rubio's challenge ...


States Question What To Do With Surging Tax Revenue

Monday, April 29, 2013

Across the country, state budgets are back in the black after years of belt-tightening and spending cuts. From California to Florida, in nearly every state, the economic recovery has produced a surge in tax revenue.

For governors and state legislators, that's produced a new question: how to spend the money.



As Florida Bill Looks To Aid Feral Cats, Opponents Claw Back

Friday, April 26, 2013

In state legislatures around the country, lawmakers are debating important subjects — education reform, election laws, gun control and abortion. But in Florida, one of the hottest issues to come before the Legislature this term involves cats.

There, lawmakers are considering a contentious bill that would offer legal protection to ...


Now Endangered, Florida's Silver Springs Once Lured Tourists

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Before Disney World, Silver Springs in Central Florida was for decades one of the state's most popular tourist destinations.

Even if you've never visited Silver Springs, you might have seen it. The 1960s television show Sea Hunt was filmed here, as were countless movies, including Tarzan and Creature From the ...


Cuban Dissident Blogger Seeks To Unite Castro's Cuba With Miami's Cuba

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

For Cuban-Americans, Miami's Freedom Tower is almost a holy place — a former immigration intake center where thousands came in the 1960s after they fled the island's communist rule.

But across the street from the hall, where Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez spoke Monday, there were protests. A dozen anti-Castro ...


Florida Pitches New Facilities To Clinch Spring Training

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Over the next four years, five major league teams will be renegotiating their spring training leases in Florida. With millions in economic benefits at stake, local communities and the...


Florida Atlantic Donation Sparks Outrage, But University Doesn't Budge

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Florida Atlantic University says it's standing by its deal to sell naming rights to its new football stadium to a controversial private prison company. The Boca Raton-based GEO Group faces allegations of abuse and neglect at some of its facilities, and there's a growing call on campus for the school ...


In Miami, A New Condo Boom Revives Hopes Of Housing Recovery

Friday, February 22, 2013

Here's a headline that may sound familiar: Miami is in the middle of a condo boom.

Just seven years ago, Miami had a similar surge in condo construction. But it all came crashing down. There was an international banking crisis, and the Florida real estate bubble burst — taking down ...


Mission Diversify: CIA Begins LGBT Recruiting

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Until the 1990s, the agency routinely denied security clearances to gay men and women. Hundreds were purged from government agencies in the '50s and '60s. Today, the CIA is actively searching for them, hoping they'll join.


Florida's Most Populous County Finishes Vote Count

Thursday, November 08, 2012

It only took two extra days, but Florida's Miami-Dade County has finished counting votes in the presidential election. But as of Thursday afternoon, three other large counties were still tabulating.


GOP Platform Anti-Abortion Language Includes No Exceptions For Rape, Incest

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Republican Party's platform committee on Tuesday adopted the same anti-abortion language it included in GOP platforms in 2004 and 2008. It seeks passage of a constitutional amendm...

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Media Outlets Adapt To Growing Hispanic Audience

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Rapid growth in the U.S. Hispanic community has created another boom — in Hispanic media. In recent months, several major media players have announced plans to join the competition for the Hispanic television audience. There's a new Hispanic broadcast TV network coming, plus a host of new cable channels aimed ...

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The Golden Age: Florida Primary Centers On Seniors

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just how important is the senior vote in Florida?

Nearly one in five Floridians is retired. And a survey conducted by AARP predicts that as many as 60 percent of those who cast ballots in Tuesday's Republican primary — 6 out of 10 voters — will be retirees.

If that ...


Florida Law Tightens Voting Rules, Angers Advocates

Monday, October 10, 2011

The new law reduces the time period groups have to turn in new voter registrations from 10 days to two. For forms turned in late, there are steep fines and other possible civil penalt...