As Pogo famously said a generation ago, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”
If, as New York attorney and politician Gideon John Tucker wrote,”no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session,” then Florida residents can breathe a sigh of relief: On May 4, the 2019 legislative session ended.
So now it turns out the FBI says Russians hacked into election systems in 2016 in two Florida counties. And Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he has been told the names of the two counties. But he can’t tell Floridians because it’s some sort of national secret. That’s ridiculous, and it’s this …
Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first words exiting Apollo 11 back in 1969 are among the planet’s better-known one-liners: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Despite a barrage of negative ads from the drug industry, the Florida Legislature did the right thing this year by approving a bill that would permit the importation of drugs from Canada. Now, the proposal is poised to move to the federal level, where Gov. Ron DeSantis has a close ally in th…
It should be no surprise that, given the major, recurring water-quality issues in South Florida over the past three years, people living along the bays around here have become alarmed by floating mats of foul-smelling algae in recent weeks.
Financial markets gave a thumbs-down response to President Donald Trump’s threat last week to impose higher tariffs in the trade war with China. Investors’ negative reaction signals they’re growing weary of uncertainty and would welcome a return to normalcy with global trade.
Memory gets a little furry as we age, but many in our older demographic no doubt remember the good old days as teenagers in high school enjoying the heady spring season of graduation parties.
The challenges facing the Social Security and Medicare Hospital Insurance trust funds are largely demographic, in the shape of an aging population. Consider that the share of Americans age 65 or older is projected to grow more than one-third by 2040 as baby boomers move deeper into retiremen…
The official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is still weeks away, but this week, May 5-11, has been designated Hurricane Preparedness Week. It’s time to make sure all of your insurance policies are in place and updated, and your emergency situation plans are understood by all family members.
They approved the death sentence for public education in Florida at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. Then they cheered and hugged each other. The legislation approved by the Florida House and sent to the governor will steal $130 million in tax money that could be spent improving public schools next year a…
Rare is the week when a crash involving a motorcycle is not reported by Florida Highway Patrol’s Troop F, which includes Highlands County. Too often, the accidents result in the death of the motorcyclist.
U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Matt Gaetz last week introduced legislation to permanently ban any expansion of oil and gas drilling along Florida’s coastlines.
When Marc Bashoor accepted his position as public safety director with Highlands County, he may have thought the biggest challenge he would have was transitioning the county fire service from a widely volunteer service to paid personnel.
President Donald Trump last month rescinded an Obama-era executive order that required an annual public report on the U.S. drone program, including the number of civilian casualties.