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Hospitals may get accredited even with poor, unsafe care Earlier this year, an Illinois woman sent an email telling me of the poor care her husband received at a large Chicago hospital. After six … more
The winds have died and the mopping up has begun. Businesses are reopening as people head back to work while dealing, at least for now, with their new realities. I know people whose homes were … more
Kudos to the businesses who gave their employees last Friday off to prepare for the storm. As I rode in to the Clay Chamber office I thought about those organizations that could not close, … more
This year’s rain makes me think of the fall of 1999. That year, Hurricane Irene forced Gov. Jeb Bush to declare a state of emergency for the entire state much like Hurricane Irma has done this week … more
I have been a Republican all my life. I remember watching the Republican National Convention in 1956, when I was 8 years old, and seeing President Dwight Eisenhower nominated for a second … more
Sometimes Florida’s cities find themselves at odds with the state Legislature over the principle of home rule. That cherished concept, supported by an overwhelming majority of Florida’s citizens, … more
I filled out the application and knew I would not hear from the program for a few months yet when the time came, I could hardly believe I actually got the envelope I’d hoped for. I was invited … more
Ask the average Floridian on the street, “Who does the business of state government?” and you’ll likely hear responses such as the governor or the name of a local senator or … more
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – In Clay County, there’s a new alternative emerging to the tired old urban-rural clash. A community with a proud history of farming is turning to 21st century agriculture … more
“Hey Dad, hey Mom. Here I am ironing a shirt again. Pretty mundane I know, but it made me think of you today... ...Okay, the fact that your portraits were hanging right there in the same room … more
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