Just as Florida faces its most daunting invasive species challenges, the Trump administration has killed the federal panel that coordinated efforts to identify and eradicate them. That saves a mere $30,000, but it will cause untold damage to the state’s native flora and fauna. It’s a bad dec…
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.
OUR POSITION: The Charlotte Community Foundation’s generous donations each year to nonprofit groups is a sorely-needed source of income that is transformed into many good works.
OUR POSITION: It’s great news that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to give teachers a big raise, but all teachers should share in the good fortune.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has a second chance to do the right thing and ensure the Florida Supreme Court looks more like Florida. The governor left the court without a black justice for the first time in 36 years when he appointed three new justices in January. Now two of those three new justices ar…
OUR POSITION: The Punta Gorda City Council made a good move when it decided to renovate the Punta Gorda Boat Club and Bayfront Center buildings in Gilchrist Park.
OUR POSITION: The state has to put the safety of the Peace River first when it draws up a permit dictating how to control runoff from Mosaic’s Bartow mines.
Clemency is a form of mercy by a government toward a lawbreaker. But politicians in Florida show no mercy about reforming the state’s backlogged clemency system, which has needed fixing for a very long time.
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has surprised environmental groups and angered many supporters by taking the side of Florida Power & Light’s efforts to eliminate mandated efficiency and conservation goals for the state’s largest utility.