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One of the biggest problems in combatting Donald Trump's political rise has been the inability of his detractors to pinpoint what makes Trump so bad, anyway. His populist and anti-establishment sentiments have …
Spotlighting ABUSERS Wednesday, March 8
Dear Davi, What can be done to stop abusers from getting their hands on my fur friends? Alford the American Stafford Terrier ____________________ Alford, Don't worry, com-paw-dre. Florida lawmakers have filed a bill that will …
HALLUCINATION Generation Wednesday, March 8
I'm an old man now, closer to my sparsely attended funeral than I am to my birth in a government-run facility. However, there has been a constant throughout my misspent life: the Drug War …
The Swamp HIPPIES Wednesday, March 8
I found him slumped at a bar-top. His eyes shifted and darted across the room and his mind seemed to be making manic calculations while he sucked contentedly on his mystery drink. It was the Swamp Hippie, or at least …
Seeking REFUGE Wednesday, March 8
Tall and lean, Patrick Manson rose from his seat at the back of a conference room at World Relief Jacksonville. A refugee from Uganda, he spoke in crisp English to …
Vibrating Off The WALLS Wednesday, March 1
The walls of the second floor of the New York Steam Laundry building in Downtown Jacksonville are replete with long, snaking cracks and veins of escaping mortar among stacks of brown and grey bricks meticulously placed nearly a century ago. It's early evening and only darkness is visible through …
CURE Cabin Fever Wednesday, March 1
Dear Davi, What's up with my human rushing through my walks and not giving me time to check my pee-mail? Bailey the Beagle____________________ Bailey, Depriving a dog of his daily reality check is unjust …
Alzheimer's SUCKER-PUNCH Wednesday, March 1
Like most college students, Alzheimer's wasn't something I thought about. In fact, I knew little about the disease other than it …
A LONG TIME Coming Wednesday, February 22
On Feb. 14, Jacksonville’s LGBT community finally won protection from housing, employment and public accommodation discrimination. The fight to pass an inclusive human rights ordinance pitted …
The Parent TRAP Wednesday, February 22
Chris Page and Kathrin Lancelle spent a long time finding the right school for their son. Exasperated with magnet school lotteries and waiting lists, they turned to Duval Charter School at …