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WASHINGTON, D.C. – For nearly 60 years, the National Defense Authorization Act has enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress. This year, House Democrats have brought a partisan bill to the floor … more
CLAY COUNTY – It’s that time of year when children across the state are gleefully singing Alice Copper’s hit song, “School’s Out,” and enjoying days full of sun and fun. Although, unlike … more
The U.S. women’s soccer team continued to make the celebratory victory lap last week, accepting a nation’s appreciation for their impressive performance in the Women’s World Cup. They’ve … more
Physical activity and exercise are important for all ages, but as we age oftentimes our activity levels tend to decline. Staying physically active and participating in regular exercise can help … more
Financial disclosures for Clay County members of the Legislature reveal that the House and Senate budget chairs have taken different approaches to personal finance in recent years.Rep. Travis … more
The Board of County Commissioners acted properly when it unanimously agreed Tuesday night not to approve the Clay County School District’s request to decide a half-cent discretionary sales tax … more
It was difficult not to get emotional while watching a replay of Arek Brock walking briskly toward his father as he arrived in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The moment was far more important than Ken … more
As a member of this community for the last 34 years I have watched our lake levels rise and fall. Although most of this has been attributed to drought cycles by many, I want to reemphasize the … more
More than 100 laws went into effect Monday, and one of them impacts Florida fans of vaping. Starting July 1, a law went into effect that carries out the will of voters who voted in November to end … more
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said products now on shelves in Florida containing the cannabis compound CBD may be “coming off the shelves” under a new law and rules being written by … more
Five years ago, 2014 • Commissioners grapple with $19 million windfall set aside for the failed Big League Dreams complex.• The Orange Park BJ’S Wholesale Club made sure that moms … more
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill is credited with saying “all politics is local.” The same can be said about news. We sometimes are intrigued by what’s going on in … more
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a bill passed earlier this year that requires local governments to work with the feds to enforce immigration laws. The legislation began as an anti-“sanctuary … more
Clay’s Board of County Commissioners voted last week to join a growing lawsuit against drugmakers who’ve recklessly flooded the marketplace with opioids to create the worst man-made epidemic in … more
It’s the oldest trick in the political playbook. If you have to unveil a bad bill, do it at 5 on a Friday afternoon. For as long as there have been newspapers, politicians have used the end of … more
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HELENA AND COUER d’ALENE – The road between Montana and Idaho is remote and rugged. It’s a dangerous stretch with no cell phone service and plenty of hungry bears waking up … more
FLEMING ISLAND – Ned Broyles was busy flying training missions with his Navy F4U Corsair squadron in Rockland, Maine, on June 5, 1944, for a possible top-secret mission. Little did he know, his … more
The head of a pro-greyhound racing group now says supporters will file suit in federal court next month to “overturn” the constitutional amendment effectively banning dog racing in … more
CLAY COUNTY – Summer in Florida provides us with many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. From picnics to barbecues the warm summer weather also presents many opportunities … more
Summertime is here – well, almost. Memorial Day honored the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. But the holiday also marked the unofficial start to … more
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