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Florida’s School Voucher Program: New Proposed Legislation (HB 1) Would Funnel Billions From Florida's Public Schools

Two Marion County Fire Rescue Firefighters Dead to Suicide – Fire Chief Pleads That Folks Ask For and Get Help

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Meridian & the LSHA: Meridian – Will It Answer Questions & Listen to the Public About Its Planned Renovation of the Vacated Auth Hosp?

HAECO Outmaneuvers Lake City: 20 Year Sweetheart Lease To Save HAECO Millions; Economic Development At Airport Threatened

Lake City Reaching for the Lowest Common Denominator: Lowers Requirements for Assistant City Manager, 4-1

A college degree: Now you see it - now you don't.

Dr. Martin Luther King Observance, Lake City

Lake Shore Hospital Authority: After the Innuendo, Misinformation & Foot-Dragging About Meridian, the Observer Did an On-Site Tour

LSHA: Governor’s Board Breezes Through Monthly Meeting in 18 Minutes. Foot Dragging Cost County Taxpayers Millions & Rising

Columbia County 5: “Of the People, By the People, For the People,” Out the Window, Along with Rules & Fairness

Lake City City Manager Search Over: 18 Months After It Began a 4-1 Vote For Ex-Utility Director Paul Dyal Leaves Most Questions Unanswered

Lake City City Manager Search:  No Background Check; No Credit Check; No Code of Ethics For City Manager Paul Dyal

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St. Leo Univ. Earns Honors in 4 Categories of the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs

AP African American Studies Banned in Florida Public Schools

A Living Wage: Orange County Food-Service Workers Authorize Strike,  235-0

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