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Having spent a year in Kandahar, Afghanistan where the treatment of women and girls is nothing short of abysmal, I was shocked to read an article in the Florida Bar News, dated November 15, 2017, … more
For the people of Florida, the end of November is a time to celebrate. It’s when we say goodbye to the Atlantic hurricane season. After 11 years without a direct hit, the past two hurricane … more
Did you know that 18-percent of Florida’s death row is made up of veterans of our military services? It is an important fact as we prepare to honor those who have served our country this … more
I can’t remember what I did last Thanksgiving. I’m sure I ate food. I’m sure I spent time with my family. I’m sure I didn’t work that day. I’m sure I did all of these things, but I … more
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
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