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Trumpís visits increase terrorism risk, Florida County says

Trumpís visits increase terrorism risk, Florida County says

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trumpís frequent visits to South Florida make the area a high-risk target for terrorism, one that justifies more money from the federal government, Palm Beach Countyís top law enforcement agency says.The Palm ...
Published: 01/13/18
Editorial: Floridaís chance to make it easier to restore civil rights

Editorial: Floridaís chance to make it easier to restore civil rights

As it has for decades, Florida stubbornly clings to an inhumane, inefficient and indefensible system of justice that permanently sentences more than 1.5 million residents to second-class citizenship. This state automatically revokes the right to vote...
Published: 01/13/18
A Little Perspective: Finding your art double and hops on Mars

A Little Perspective: Finding your art double and hops on Mars

The Google Arts and Culture app became the most downloaded mobile app last weekend, enabling users to compare a selfie to a database of art and find the closest match. Art aficionados, dabblers, narcissists and soul searchers pondering a cosmic conne...
Published: 01/12/18
Updated: 01/18/18
Column: ĎHolersí into doers

Column: ĎHolersí into doers

As tourist destinations go, the Republic of Moldova ó tucked between Ukraine and Romania ó probably isnít on anyoneís bucket list. Itís the poorest country in Europe, with per capita GDP barely exceeding Sudanís. Sex trafficking and organized crime a...
Published: 01/12/18
Updated: 01/16/18
Editorial: Speak out against Trumpís vulgar remarks

Editorial: Speak out against Trumpís vulgar remarks

President Donald Trumpís vulgar outbursts during a White House meeting on immigration are racist and indefensible no matter how he parses them. They are not presidential, they undermine U.S. foreign relations and they do not reflect Americaís values....
Published: 01/12/18
Column: A bad idea on immigration

Column: A bad idea on immigration

Immigration has become one of the most polarizing issues of our day. But it is worth remembering that this century opened with a tale of family and migration that was as contentious as many of the stories that punctuate our current debate: the case o...
Published: 01/12/18
Column: Understanding why some trees live through hurricanes ó and why others donít

Column: Understanding why some trees live through hurricanes ó and why others donít

A storm like Irma destroys trees you thought were ageless pillars. Meanwhile, it skips over trees you thought would be sure goners.Itís a real puzzler, and we can chalk it up to the mysteries of Mother Nature. Or we can try to understand it through s...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18

Editorial: Pinellas commission stands up for accountability

The Pinellas County Commission has gotten the message that it should not be a rubber stamp. Commissioners sent a clear signal this week they will demand more accountability of local agencies by refusing to approve nominees for the board for CareerSou...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18

Editorial: Progress on Tampa Bay graduation rates

Tampa Bayís four school districts all reached a significant milestone last school year: achieving graduation rates over 80 percent. Itís believed to be the first time Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties all surpassed that threshold, a...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Column: Floridaís veterans deserve easier access to their prescriptions

Column: Floridaís veterans deserve easier access to their prescriptions

For most Americans, refilling a regular prescription is simple ó they pick up their medicine at their local pharmacy on the way home from work or while doing weekly grocery shopping. But for the more than 700,000 Florida veterans and beneficiaries of...
Published: 01/11/18