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Replica of the Day: Building the Simpsons' Springfield in Florida

We'll finally be able to enjoy Krusty burgers and drink Duff Beer.

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Scheme of the Day: Florida's Secret Plan to Cause More Traffic Violations

Your daily dose of transportation intrigue.

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Endorsement of the Day: Jesus Christ Weighs in on the North Miami Mayor's Race

The divine right of North Miami mayors.

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Gigantic Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Bedroom

The hole underneath the house is estimated to be more than 100 feet wide, but it is not visible from outside the house.

Brandon Martin-Anderson

Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

A perfect representation of density.

What Not to Wear in Cocoa Beach, Florida: This Week in Bans

A "wholesome" beach community outlaws saggy pants, Rome goes to war with messy eaters and other banning news.

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The Geography of the Latino Vote

Hispanic voters could influence the presidential race in key battleground states.

The Tragedy of Modern Retirement Communities

When America's first "active" retirement communities opened, average life expectancy was 69.7. Now it's 78.7

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Pontiac Ex-Councilman in Cocaine-Trafficking Bust: Officials Gone Wild

A roundup of the latest crimes, blunders and everyday embarrassments perpetrated by our esteemed municipal leaders.

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Could Changes to Early Voting Rules Hurt Urban Voters?

When it comes to early voting, some states say one size fits all -- and urban counties cry foul.

The Path of Tropical Storm Isaac: Will the GOP Get Drenched?

An update on the chances that an awful lot of comb-overs could get blown to smithereens.

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Making Hurricanes With Miami's Thunderous 'Wall of Wind'

This is the only fan in America that can recreate the terrible conditions of a Category 5 hurricane.

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The Junk Food Attitude Toward Place

We consume these places without thinking, like potato chips in front of the television, and America is full of them.

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This Week in Bans: Park Slope Parents Decry 'Tempting' Ice Cream

Also, Tampa is going to ban water pistols (but not real guns) from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and more.

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Florida Is the Nation's Housing Market

The state shows the depths of the continuing crisis, but also offers some insightful solutions.

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Are Cities Right to Criminalize Public Spitting?

A man in Daytona Beach, Fla., was recently taken to jail for spitting on the street. This is a good thing

Postcard From Cedar Key

Meet Florida's water women

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Map of the Day: Florida’s Ongoing Mortgage Problem

High rates of foreclosure plague the state’s metros, but there are some reasons for hope

Samuel Scheib, StarMetro

Decentralizing Bus Routes in Tallahassee

It sounds like an urbanist's nightmare, but StarMetro's new system makes it easier to get to work