Sun Newspapers apologizes to our readers, many who were incensed about a letter to the editor in Sunday’s edition.
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.
Sen. Rick Scott’s reckless, inaccurate rhetoric regarding Venezuela’s political crisis reflects poorly on Florida and will not help resolve a deteriorating situation. His repeated description of indefensible violence and oppression by the country’s authoritarian leader, Nicolás Maduro, as “g…
The settlement agreement to end a federal lawsuit over inadequate foster care in South Florida should provide some essential protections for vulnerable children in two Florida counties.
OUR POSITION: The public is best served when government notices are printed in newspapers and placed online. Rep. Randy Fine’s bill to eliminate publishing public notices in newspapers is just a slap at the press.
Tax season is underway and, unfortunately, that means that phone-scam season is also in full swing. Every year, the Internal Revenue Service sees a surge in scam-phone calls to taxpayers, and each year the scammers seem to become more sophisticated and aggressive when targeting us. According…
OUR POSITION: Newspapers continue to do their job holding governments and leaders accountable while providing a lifeblood of information to members of a community.
We take a moment today to acknowledge the passing of one of the most recognizable servicemen of the Second World War, a man of unfamiliar name and iconic image.
OUR POSITION: One Florida constitutional amendment may have had good intentions, but overly strict interpretation could hinder investigations and leave the public in the dark.
OUR VIEW: Newly elected Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to lay out a refreshing, new path when he announced support for measures that would finally bring smokable marijuana into the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries.