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Wait, you’re not going to drink that, are you? (Or swim in it or...

The water is trying to kill you.The Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, plus Florida’s rivers and springs and lakes and streams and...

We celebrate the birth of our nation but not the latest assault on our...

Today we celebrate the Fourth of July and the 243rd anniversary of our nation. Ours is a country founded on the principles of freedom...
Florida wetlands

On environment, Florida Legislature refuses to close the barn door

Florida lawmakers came away from this spring’s session congratulating themselves on the heroic job they did in defense of Florida's environment.After the Rick Scott...

Cruelty, Inc.

You will have heard the news: on Monday, June 24th, Customs and Border officers removed a couple of hundred children from a filthy, overcrowded...

Refusal to close the Medicaid coverage gap echoes a dark era from the South’s...

This column originally appeared 6/11 on NC Policy Watch, one of our sister news sites in the Newsroom network. Like North Carolina, Florida has...

The monarch butterfly migration is amazing. A new public-private partnership proposal might help

In the vast, big-sky coastal marshes of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge south of Tallahassee, the air is thick with migrating monarch butterflies on...

More women are running for president than any time in U.S. history: How cool...

UPDATEDCheck it out: There are more women running for president right now than at any time in American history.We have six women (four of...

Sandy D’Alemberte: A legal giant who fought for the little guys

On the day former Florida State University President Talbot “Sandy’’ D’Alemberte died, a young lawyer named Jose Godinez-Samperio learned he had just won an...

Who says American elected officials have to stay in America to do their jobs?

Why all the fuss about Gov. DeSantis, the Florida Cabinet, and 94 of his besties making a little pilgrimage to the Holy Land? When...

Government researchers sound alarm over spraying antibiotics on FL citrus

If you drive by an orange grove these days and see someone spraying the trees, it may be antibiotics in that mist. They are...

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