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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
FLEMING ISLAND – Republican state Sen. Rob Bradley is doing his part to stem the impending “blue wave” in Florida politics, via a fundraiser on the open waters. Specifically, a July 20-23 … 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
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
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
Following an 11-season lull without a hurricane hitting the Sunshine State, the past two very active Atlantic hurricane seasons have appropriately caused Floridians to be much more vigilant with … more
Social media giant Facebook recently unveiled its database of candidate and issue spending. It archives all political ads dating back to May 7.The information provides insights to what extent … 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
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
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
Large electric customers and local governments complained about communications meltdowns and urged large-scale “undergrounding” of Florida’s electric infrastructure during recent Public Service … more
Facebook recently informed 87 million users that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, harvested their confidential information using it to create targeted ads that may have influenced … 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
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
Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy seems to be under the mistaken impression that because he was his party’s standard-bearer in the 2016 U.S. Senate race, that he is the party’s leader. So, when … more
Oh, how I long for the Good Ole’ Days. I yearn for the days when people actually did what they said and did not try to cover up their misdeeds through modern-day “messaging,” scapegoating … 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
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