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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
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
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
When someone complains the government did something they don’t like, I sometimes engage in a fun little exercise known as “name your lawmaker.” Sure, everyone knows Donald Trump, and Stormy … more
You have read about the new tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, and on products from China. Now it seems our own business – newspaper printing and publishing – will take some casualties … 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
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
Last year, the superstore of all things toys filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Now, I won’t pretend to know what that actually means but I know bankruptcy is not a good word in almost any capacity. … more
Arming teachers is a hot topic of debate. Federal law prohibits guns on school campuses, but it doesn’t always apply to citizens with concealed carry permits. As a result of this loophole, 18 … more
Florida’s economy, although robust, depends heavily on tourism, real estate development and financial industries. As Florida’s economy rebounded from the Great Recession a few years ago, … more
After going back and forth with similar bills, the Legislature cleared a proposal Monday that would require nursing homes to have backup generators on site to keep the air conditioning running during … more
I am a Clay County public school teacher. I was angered and disappointed at Saturday night’s Senate vote in favor of Senate Bill 7026. Among the many ridiculous items included in this bill, the … more
Facebook has been a modern American success story that continues to break boundaries and reinvent itself. It has also been in the news a lot lately, not for innovation, but what some people are … more
Kathy Castor was part of a six-member group of Democratic members of Congress visiting Cuba over the past few days, but the delegation shrank to five this week when meeting with Cuban President Raul … more
More than 1,100 children were prosecuted as adults in Florida last year – taken from their homes, removed from their schools, and locked up in adult jails. Although children’s brains are still … more
Texting bill moves to House floor, stalls in Senate TALLAHASSEE – In response to House Bill 33 being stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee, bill co-sponsor Rep. Emily … more
Readers asks school board to improve safetySchool shootings are a threat all must recognize and respond to. Therefore, I ask everyone to call on the Clay School Board to implement immediate, … more
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