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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
Do you remember the Letter People on PBS? They personified phonics. Miss A “achooed” all the time. Mr. T had tall teeth. Mr. M was a munching mouth. That is what I remember from … more
There may be a trend developing in the State of Florida towards reducing funding for museums and cultural institutions. If that occurs, then all regions of the state could lose out. Museums, … 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
Hey, we get it. There’s a lot going on in the 2018 Legislative Session – and it’s only Week Six. With budget negotiations, the passage of 27 bills this week and it being an election year, … more
It’s still not too late to take a kid duck hunting this year or go deer hunting in Zone D’s late muzzleloader season. “Waterfowl hunting takes you to places you would probably not otherwise … more
The dog whistle has been blown, the genie is out of the bottle, the horse has left the barn – we’ve heard these clichés before. However, this particular dog whistle happened to be an item … 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
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
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
Floridians have never been closer to putting an open primaries referendum on the 2018 ballot than we are today. A proposal to amend our primary system was submitted by Commissioner Bill Schifino … more
I will turn 50 this year. There, I said it. There’s no turning back and no more denial. I am making the transition from being a vibrant, young life-of-the-party to a wise, old … 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
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
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