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Today's comment: It is so great to see coverage of the roads, as well as solar power, during a time of such a time of such great need. It is refreshing to see articles on issues that may affect..

FL Risks Backsliding on Children's Health Coverage

After Irma, Solar Power Helped Keep FL Shining

Columbia Cnty Residents Funding Astronomical Admin Fee @ $3,561 Per LSHA Client + Med Costs

Bridge on U.S. 27 Over Santa Fe into High Springs is Now Open: FODT at 3:23 pm, Sunday

Santa Fe River Receding – Only Bridge on U.S. 27 Over Santa Fe Still Closed in Columbia County

Santa Fe River Receding Slowly – Bridges Still Closed – South End Residents Can't Leave County

Blanche: One by One They Came to the Mic, But the Deal to "Walk it Back" Was Cut Before the Meeting

Columbia Cnty's Mainstream Media & the Blanche: Twisted Facts, False Praise (Part II)

Col Cnty's Mainstream Media and the Blanche: Fake News, Twisted Facts, False Praise

Blanche Update: Lease Cost Up $1.7 Million, City Manager Johnson, "That's not unusual"

Lake City to Internet Cafe Owners: You Are Guilty Until You Prove Yourself Innocent

Internet Cafes Columbia County: The State Attorney Will Have the Final Word, For Now

Comment Period Ending for Offshore Drilling

Mental Health Experts: Punishment Not the Way to Stop Overdoses

Blanche Delayed Again: How Much Is the Move? Cnclman Hill Calls for Workshop - Ward Votes No

Investigation of Complaint Against City Manager Johnson Cost $11,893: Consultant Clears Johnson

County 5 Has New Rules for Itself and for the Public: Will It Make a Difference?

County 5 Rules on the Docket Tonight:  Will The 5 Adopt FL's Most Restrictive Public Comment Rules?

More Econ Dev Turmoil: FSU's Scholz Complains About City Manager Wendell Johnson's Behavior

Commissioners Nash & Murphy: On June 15th, They Didn't Come Clean, They Still Haven't

Show Support for FL's Manatees & Sea Turtles, Stick on a Decal

Scott Thomason of Fort White Throws His Hat into the Ring for County Commissioner, District 2

On Being Too Much: Chipping Away at Antiquated Notions

Man's best friend rescued - then becomes boys best friend

Meeting Calendar
Don't be confused - Find links to agendas

Florida's Hard Choices After Mega-Storm

Hollywood Hills Deaths a Horrifying Outrage

Richard Corcoran's Tourism Threat Isn't Bluff

DeVos Avoids Visiting Public Schools in FL's Capital

Mr. Speaker, "Thank you for your support of transparency and ..."

Pardoning Arpaio: The Power Is Not the Right

Bureaucratic Rule Puts Critical Health Care Services to More FL Uninsured in Jeopardy

FL Set to Resume Executions: 1st White to be Executed for Killing a Black Man

Why (CRAs) Community Redevelopment Agencies Have to Go

Heading For a Defining Showdown in the Battle Against Hatred

Weed: I've Seen It Affect Young Minds

Restore Voting Rights to Those Who Have Paid Their Debt

Rape Kits Delayed is Justice Denied, Part 5: Westeros Edition

In Our America: Watching Things Crumble Is Not An Option

Time To Speak Up for Florida Panther

Back from the Rockies, I'm inspired to prepare my students for the 21st Century & a STEM Career