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State Sen. Tom Lee has proposed a constitutional amendment, as a member of the state’s Constitutional Revision Commission, that would end live greyhound racing and allow all 12 of Florida’s … more
When I was young, I wanted to be a writer. I didn’t know what kind of writer, but I knew that I wanted to see words from my head in front of eyes that weren’t mine. I constantly read, scouring … more
TALLAHASSEE – Northeast Florida may have one of its biggest days in some time recently in Tallahassee. State Sen. Audrey Gibson(D-Jacksonville) won a contested election Nov. 6 to become the … more
TALLAHASSEE – After a puppy was beaten to death in Volusia County earlier this year, the fight to give animal abusers harsher penalties is gaining momentum at the state Capitol. And if passed, … more
Most counties in Florida elect their Superintendent of Schools but about 1/3 have chosen to have their Superintendent appointed by their local School Board. Currently, the decision to have an elected … more
Regardless of whether you like or dislike former President Bill Clinton, it’s hard to disagree that when a current or former president visits your city, it’s an historic occasion. His entire … more
Despite having rarely travelled outside of Florida, I’m an unquestionably restless fellow with an insatiable wanderlust marked by a relentless forward inertia that has both plagued and possessed me … more
What I’m about to say won’t go down easily for the most dedicated Florida Democrats. They are the ones who believe they are on a holy quest in 2018 to rescue the state from Republican rule. … more
Word of the Week is a feature that aims to help readers boost their vocabulary in a meaningful way that has practical application. Each week, our editorial staff presents a word, its definition and … more
5 years ago, 2012Chief Warrant Officer Michael S. Duskin, 42, of Middleburg, died when he was struck by small arms while on a dismounted patrol during combat operations in Chak District, Wardak … more
I get to see a lot of, shall I say, interesting things when I walk my dog, Nelson in our subdivision just west of Orange Park. I see litter people carelessly fling from their vehicles. These days, … more
Right-to-try drug proposal a solution? This fall the House of Representatives is likely to take up legislation passed by the Senate that gives terminally ill patients the right to try unproven, … more
About two weeks ago, Gov. Rick Scott dropped a news release proposing a 10 percent pay raise for juvenile detention and juvenile probation officers. Today, the Miami Herald dropped its … more
Could industrial hemp be Florida’s next big crop? Maybe. But it’s going to take two years to find out. Florida citrus is a crop plagued by citrus greening and recently battered by Hurricane … more
I always thought journalists were trained to avoid reaching a broad conclusion from just one specific example, no matter how shocking it may be. Yet in his guest commentary in last Wednesday’s … more
Irma recovery event a success Although it’s not Clay County Fair time, the Clay County Fairgrounds were busy last week as the Department of Children and Families coordinated their Disaster … more
Years ago, while attending a conference on husband-wife relationships, the guest speaker described women as crock pots and men as microwaves when it comes to intimacy. (You’ll get that on the way … more
Doctors are becoming an endangered species. By 2030, the United States could be short 43,000 primary-care physicians. U.S. medical schools have acknowledged the problem, but they’re not doing … more
I just wanted to respond to the verbal attack on Peter Swanson concerning the food truck in Green Cove Springs article which was written by him. Wow, guess there is no doubt how this citizen feels … more
Do not be fooled, fellow Floridians, by the high temperatures, heartless humidity, and merciless storms – autumn is actually here.If you need convincing, simply walk into any retail store. … more
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