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Rusty Johnson to seek third term as Ocoee mayor

Rusty Johnson to seek third term as Ocoee mayor

Local election season gets an early start with announcement.

Republican candidates in West Orange handily win several races, though not a sweep.

Republican candidates in West Orange handily win several races, though not a sweep.

Florida GOP donations to races helped candidates win

Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office extends hours for voter registration

Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office extends hours for voter registration

Extended hours will let county residents, who are unable to come in during regular business hours, to register on Saturday and past Monday's regular business hours, ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

Got Voter ID?

Got Voter ID?

Having trouble locating the required documents for a Florida ID? VoterRiders can help with that.

Let's talk about gun safety now

Let's talk about gun safety now

We don’t know what was in the two “written threats” directed at West Orange High School today and Wednesday. But it’s time to get real about gun safety.

Demings easily wins 2nd term as OC mayor, while Webster thwarts ‘ultra-MAGA’ challenge to 11th Congressional District

Demings easily wins 2nd term as OC mayor, while Webster thwarts ‘ultra-MAGA’ challenge to 11th Congressional District

Few surprises emerged from the Aug. 23 primaries for the Republican and Democratic parties despite lower turnout in Orange County and across Central Florida compared to the 2018 primaries. Read the rundown of winners and losers in VoxPopuli's coverage area.

With assist from ACLU, Floridians try to get back into the driver’s seat

With assist from ACLU, Floridians try to get back into the driver’s seat

Drivers, who have had their licenses suspended for nonpayment of fines or fees related to city or county ordinance violations, now can check an ACLU website to see if they can get back on the road.

Winter Garden city commission unanimously passes first diversity resolution

Winter Garden city commission unanimously passes first diversity resolution

Mayor: “We tried to do something that was for everybody.”

Winter Garden City Commission to vote on first diversity, equity and inclusion statement during Pride Month

Winter Garden City Commission to vote on first diversity, equity and inclusion statement during Pride Month

A former KKK stronghold, Winter Garden is now poised to pass a resolution stating that "hate, racial injustice, discrimination of any kind, and the politics of division, including social marginalization, will have no place in our City."

ICYMI: The best 10 quotes from the Bans Off Our Bodies Rally

ICYMI: The best 10 quotes from the Bans Off Our Bodies Rally

Rally speakers had plenty to say about abortion access, voting in the August primary and November midterms ... and what comes next if Roe is really overturned. These are the gems.

Legislative Black Caucus blasts DeSantis’s congressional map as 'blatantly unconstitutional'

Legislative Black Caucus blasts DeSantis’s congressional map as 'blatantly unconstitutional'

Sen. Randolph Bracy: “This fight will continue in court. We will not let him get away with it.”

Which math books got the axe?

Which math books got the axe?

More than 50 textbooks were rejected by the Florida Department of Education for Critical Race Theory and "other unsolicited strategies of indoctrination."