Mary Ellen Klas

Mary Ellen Klas

Mary Ellen Klas is capital bureau chief for the Miami Herald and co-bureau chief of the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a graduate of the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn. Before she became bureau chief for the Herald in 2004, Mary Ellen was Tallahassee bureau chief for Florida Trend magazine and also served as a senior writer for the Palm Beach Post. She was bureau chief for the Palm Beach Post from 1990-94, after which she worked part time for 10 years while her daughters were young. She is married to John Kennedy, senior writer for the Palm Beach Post's Tallahassee bureau. They have two daughters.

Climate change expected to take center stage during this week’s Democratic debates

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Recent polls show that the issue is a litmus test for many Democratic voters, and the partys candidates have responded with more detailed and aggressive proposals than were imagined even four years.

Broward’s ex-sheriff defends Parkland actions, vows to seek reelection

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where where 17 people were killed Wednesday. (Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS)
The state Senate appointed Dudley Goodlette, a Naples lawyer and former Republican state legislator, to serve as special master. He will make a recommendation after he receives written final...

Ron DeSantis stripped him of his job. Now Broward’s ex-sheriff is fighting back.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks during a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where where 17 people were killed Wednesday. (Amy Beth Bennett/Sun Sentinel/TNS)  1223746
Scott Israel’s lawyer argued Tuesday that DeSantis’ actions were a political ploy designed to please the National Rifle Association.

Florida repeals ‘blind trust’ law that shielded Rick Scott’s investments

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in January. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
A loophole prevented efforts to make sure the governor was following the 2011 law.