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I read with interest the circumstances described in the recent article titled “Sexual Discrimination Allegations” resulting from comments by a member of Orange Park Town Council. Any elected … more
Immigrants are the backbone of this country. This includes the unwilling immigrants once known as “slaves.” Anyone not Native American is an immigrant. Whether documented or undocumented, the … more
If you were looking for something entertaining to watch on television this week, you should have checked out Clay County’s newest drama. It’s called “Power Grab: the story of a misinformed … more
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s legal for Congress or individual states to allow gambling on college and pro sports if they want to. Yikes. It might be a good idea to cover your … more
Researchers just discovered a simple way to fight obesity, heart disease, and mental illness – by giving people puppies. That may sound barking mad. But new medical research shows that dogs, … more
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have a chance to right a wrong of their own making. They can – and should – comply with a court order to create a reasonable process to restore voting … more
When my sister entered my parents’ house that Sunday afternoon, I knew something was different. Her walk was slowed, she had her hair covered in a scarf and kept her sunglasses on when she sat … more
To the Florida Department of Elections, I am known by the acronym “NPA” – no party affiliation. That means I have not registered as a Democrat or Republican. This was a deliberate choice … more
Look out, Clay County, here comes another PR stunt but this time, it’s not about prayer at the flag pole or Darwin. What it is, however, is plain and simple histrionics. At minimum, it’s a … more
Florida voters will be asked in November to decide the fate of the work product of the third Constitutional Revision Commission since the 1968 Constitution that created the CRC process. Currently, … more
Recently, we have seen the significant impact of the opioid epidemic all over the United States. In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott issued a statewide public health emergency last year. This crisis is … more
This Week in history [Photo gallery]
5 years ago, 2013After deliberating six hours, a four-man, two-woman jury convicted a Jacksonville man of two counts of second-degree murder. Cornelius Walston, 30, of Jacksonville, had been on trial … more
Like the United States Constitution, the Florida Constitution is a fundamental document that should stand the test of time. In Florida, the Constitution Revision Commission convenes every 20 years, … more
At some point maybe 10 or 20 years from now, the contortions used by the state of Florida to stall the use of medical marijuana will probably seem pretty silly. Eventually, the drug that 72 … more
Adult Day Health Care, offered by the Council on Aging of Clay County, is one of the best kept secrets in Clay County. The fact that its availability is not well-known, is the reason we are reaching … more
People have often joked with me that my family was large enough to have its own baseball team. With 8 siblings, we weren’t really a team, but come to think of it, it pretty much was its own … more
The Trump Administration unveiled an agenda for “energy dominance” shortly after taking office, promising to curb the global influence of countries like Russia and China with American energy … more
Being able to have a casual conversation with the cashier at Walmart may not sound like something to aspire to, but for our neighbors who have yet to master the English language, speaking to the … more
In 1968 the voters of Florida adopted a new state Constitution. The new Constitution provided for three ways to change the document in the future – by an initiative process, by a joint … more
A state appeals court Tuesday morning quickly stepped into a legal battle about whether a Northeast Florida judge should be elected or appointed by Gov. Rick Scott and cleared the way for an … more
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