OUR POSITION: New safeguards aside, Florida is still under the siege of phosphate mining years after some operations have been shut down.
The Mosaic Company is no stranger to criticism, even protests, from anti-mining groups, environmentalists and even this newspaper when we believe it is appropriate.
The DeSoto County School District and DeSoto High deserve praise for not only honoring a former teacher who set high standards for all to follow, but for a recent performance in academic competition.
OUR POSITION: No one wants to tell DeSoto County commissioners how to do their job, but sitting down with other counties to discuss phosphate mining issues would be beneficial.
Public opinion on marijuana use is shifting dramatically. Just 10 years ago, polls showed that right around half of Americans supported wholesale legalization, including recreational use. In recent polls, however, national support has grown into a solid majority, ranging around 65%. Last wee…
What may be the shortest bill to be heard by the Florida Legislature next year is unarguably one of the best. It comes to the rescue of a public records law that has been picked apart, piece by piece, in recent years.
OUR POSITION: Cold case units have proven to be beneficial in crime solving and the creation of one for the 20th Judicial Circuit's State Attorney's office should pay big dividends.