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Charlie Crist was on the attack Monday, ripping Gov. Ron DeSantis over his mishandling of the Florida property insurance mess. “Gov. DeSantis let these insurance companies double Floridians’ … more
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is prepositioning supplies and personnel at “strategic locations” across three southeastern states before Hurricane Ian makes landfall in … more
Editor, Last week, I had the honor of representing Florida on Capitol Hill. Along with roughly 600 of my fellow American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteers from across the country, I … more
The kickoff to football season is here again, and with it comes pizza, beer, wings and more. In a poll of 2,000 American men conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Nutrisystem, 37% said they … more
Only Texas has banned books more frequently than Florida’s public schools, according to a national free speech organization that attributed two new pieces of the state’s legislation with an … more
I love this time of year. Major League Baseball is closing into the playoffs; NASCAR is in the playoffs; and, college football is off and running. I know the NFL season has kicked off. As a … more
As two Florida medical boards announced plans to start developing Florida-specific guidelines that doctors providing gender-affirming care must follow, state Medicaid officials were sued in federal … more
Student Debt: Freeloaders or victims? Dear Editor: I also struggled to get through college in the late sixties and early seventies. I started with night school classes and after many years … more
Please join me in celebrating Grandparent’s Day on Sept. 11 to honor the great contributions our elders make to our families and communities.As you know, children are remarkably perceptive. … more
This was a big week for me. I turned 65 today – Sept. 8 – and that makes me a target for phone calls from Joe Namath and Jimmie “J.J.” Walker and their Medicare plans. Sept. 8 also was my … more
Florida’s public university students seemed reluctant to fill out a controversial survey on so-called “intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity” that was prompted by the Legislature, as … more
Write these dates down: Nov. 8 and Nov. 5, 2024. That’s when we can vote for real fairness. That’s when we can stop the reckless and irresponsible spending in this county. President Joe … more
Proebe Ybañez was the cool chemistry high school teacher leading interactive lessons with her students. Sayid Yasin made his living working as an IT consultant. On paper, perhaps the pair … more
While Gov. Ron DeSantis did not appear on the ballot during the Primary, the Republican Governor succeeded in a self-imposed test of his influence over the Florida electorate. With the votes … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis is rolling out new proposals intended to bring teachers to Florida, with shortages affecting districts throughout the state. One such proposal would take first responders, … more
Hello. My name is Don, and I love professional wrestling. There, I said it. And I stand behind my words and a conviction for the absurd. To me, it’s smart to have an escape from … more
The Community Partnership School program is more than free food, clothes and tutoring. It changes lives. It is a hub that creates opportunities and hope. It is a weapon to break the cycle of … more
(This story originally ran in 2018, but it seems appropriate to post it again as we get closer to the election season.)It’s the most wonderful time of the year.Well, really of every two and … more
Disney usually gives millions of dollars to Republicans. Will that happen this fall? Indications of whether Florida Republicans’ snout smack of the Walt Disney Co. will make any immediate … more
More than a dozen Florida property insurance companies won’t receive an official downgrade from Demotech, an Ohio-based ratings agency – at least not yet. The new ratings were to take effect … more
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