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All through his high school career, we were astounded at our son, especially when it came to mathematics. We kept wondering if the genes he got that allowed him to make As in International … more
As an avid recreational boat owner and sixth-generation Floridian, I know there’s no better way to enjoy our state’s spectacular waters than taking your boat out. And I’m certainly not alone … more
I woke up this morning, thinking: “Bread and Circuses.”In the waning days of the Roman Empire, Emperor Augustus used the State to bribe the poor so they would not riot.The stock market … 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
I could say that I’m not good at math, but that would disappoint my fifth grade math teacher, Laura Polk. I could say that I hardly make mistakes, but that would be untruthful and disappoint … more
A new poll from Gravis Marketing finds that if Orlando lawyer John Morgan gets into the Florida Governor’s race as an independent candidate, he could spoil the chances of Democrats, and might … more
There is no way to painlessly face death. Better yet, there is no painless way to learn about the death of a dear friend. Last Saturday, around 1 a.m., was that kind of night except this time, … 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
Florida is falling behind on criminal justice reform. While a majority of states – including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas – have adopted comprehensive criminal justice … more
My daughter is a seventh grader at Wilkinson Middle School. Recently she came home and asked some very smart questions about genetics, evolution and how it fit with our faith verse other religious … more
JACKSONVILLE – Republican Wyman Duggan, a Jacksonville lawyer seeking to replace departing Jay Fant in House District 15, scored big in December on two fronts. Duggan finally hit six figures in … more
Adam Putnam may well be Florida’s next Governor, that is unless voters decide his latest idea is straight out of looneyville and start asking serious questions about who he really is. The latest … more
In 2015, the Rick Scott administration removed 13,000 children from the Children’s Medical Services program. CMS is a collection of programs that serve children with special health care … more
Forest fires caused by lightning once played a major role in forming and maintaining much of Florida’s palmetto-pine flatwoods, sandhills, scrub, prairies and wetlands ecosystems. Many species of … more
As a member of Florida’s legal community, I take very seriously any proposed changes to our state’s constitution. In my role as a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, I will … more
As residents of an area in the state continually threatened by mining and other industrial polluters, we commend Senator Rob Bradley for leading the fight to protect our springs and natural resources … more
The St. Johns River Water Management District appears to be trying to put lipstick on a hog in its video about the Black Creek Water Resource Development Project posted on the SJRWMD Facebook page on … 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
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