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Homeschooling (October 5, 2007)
 
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Homeschooling

It wasn't too long ago when the idea of modern home schooling was considered to be the province of hippies and fringe groups — and perhaps a few small religious groups. Not any more. It is most definitely mainstream. Legalized in Florida in 1985...

 
Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (September 28, 2007)
 
satellite view of the Tampa Bay area

In May, state lawmakers created a regional mass transit authority with the goal of exploring future transportation options for a seven-county region. Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota are among the counties in...

 
Climate Change and the Media (September 21, 2007)
 
View of Earth from Space

Thermometers don't lie. There is little question the earth is getting warmer. But the issue of global warming is certainly hot. Is global warming a trend? Is it periodic? Is it natural or manmade? Can it be stopped? It's not the easiest story to...

 
Tallahassee Report Card (September 14, 2007)
 
Illustration of a report card

It's been a typically busy year in Tallahassee so far. Lawmakers started the year with a special session on property insurance reform, some would say to mixed results, to be kind. The regular session produced a budget that's resulting in an...

 
Early Primary (September 7, 2007)
 
Vote Button
Early Primary

Florida moved its presidential primary from March to January. The major political parties are unhappy. Other states are responding. Florida Democrats stand to lose delegate vote and some candidates say they won't campaign here. What does all this...

 
Foreclosures Hit Florida (August 31, 2007)
 
Bank Repos Open House Sign

Foreclosures are up, confidence in the housing market is down and home prices are leveling off. This week on Florida Matters, we look at Florida's erratic housing market and what it means for the state, what it means for the region, and how it...

 
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