Lucky husband; proud father; political, data, NASA, and govt reporter; Reds, Spurs, suspense novels & movies, rock & blues fan.

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Scott Powers covers statewide politics in Florida for and, with emphasis on Central Florida, Congressional, and space-industry related news.
A 1981 journalism graduate of Ohio University, he spent more than 30 years working for newspapers in Texas, Ohio and ...

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Today's one of those days when I should avoid handling fragile objects, complex matters or really full cups of coffee.
Amazon HQ shortlist is out. No Orlando. No Tampa Bay. Yes to Miami as finalist, which is curious considering I recall economists sneering that Miami's bid was thrown together just to say the city entered.
It seems everyone is coming to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s townhall in Kissimmee... except Sen. Marco Rubio.
@SteveLemongello Those hills have all been leveled. I think that spot is a Walmart parking lot now.
Democrat Philip @MayorLevine is that unusual gubernatorial candidate with a long, deep history as a campaign donor to others. Does his check to Republican @marcorubio reflect anything?
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter for a chain of weekly suburban newspapers in and around Columbus, Ohio.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course. I'm of that age.

How is social media changing news?

It's blending news, information and misinformation into one big bucket of yuck.