The preliminaries are over and the real games — the ones that go on your record — begin tonight.
In a new book, “The Mosquito — A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator,” the author Timothy C. Wineguard makes the claim that half the human population of all recorded time has died of mosquito-borne illness. That’s an estimated 52 billion people, in case you’re counting.
In what seems to be a regular occurrence during rainy season, the Sarasota County Health Department issued a no-swim advisory for yet another area beach last week — this time, Blind Pass Beach, just north of the Charlotte-Sarasota county line on Manasota Key.
Florida’s first-ever chief resilience officer is saying the right things about preparing the state to cope with climate change. That alone is a welcome improvement from former Gov. Rick Scott’s administration. But Julia Nesheiwat will need to work closely with local officials and raise her p…
Earlier this year, state lawmakers decided that Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez should have an office in Miami, allowing her to work outside of Tallahassee and closer to home from time to time. Florida’s Supreme Court justices are allowed to have remote offices as well.
Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway is trying, unsuccessfully so far, to get the state Attorney General’s Office to weigh in on whether a government entity should be able to hide certain information from the public.
More than 10 years ago, a representative for a drug distributor wrote of the opioid products his company was receiving, “Keep ‘em comin’! Flyin’ out of here. It’s like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are... .”
One of the easiest ways to combat climate change is to stop tearing down old trees. This is why it is everyone’s problem that new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro seems determined to chop away at the Amazon rainforest, the world’s greatest reserve of old-growth forest.
Congress should renew funding for at least five years for the program that supports federally qualified health centers to ensure stability and preserve access to health care for those who rely on these sliding fee health care providers.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has a plan to make good on a promise that Floridians voted into the state Constitution, but that has already been subverted by a rabidly partisan Legislature.