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King of The DRAGON-SLAYERS Wednesday, March 1
Even amidst 20,000 runners at the 2016 Gate River Run, no one missed Carey Hepler. In the kaleidoscopic crowd clad in neon-hued shoes …
Recess DISTRESS Wednesday, March 1
Reps. John Rutherford and Al Lawson are back in Washington, D.C., the recess week concluded. They're probably happy that's the case. Both Rutherford and Lawson lost control of …
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 …
CURRY vs. The Crazies Wednesday, February 22
Last week was an interesting political week for Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. Even before Monday dawned, his team had nailed down a tentative pension deal with the police and fire …
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 …
GRIME & Punishment Wednesday, February 15
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously said, “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you want.” This Rumsfeldian wisdom was issued toward the end of his …
As an individual who is homeless and sees the reasons for this, I thought I would share some thoughts with you and the citizens of Jacksonville. The primary reason there is such a large homeless …
STOP Polling Jesus Wednesday, February 8
Your religious views have no place in our government. This principle has rarely been better exemplified than at the Jan. 25 spillover meeting of Jacksonville’s City Council, when one woman …
My ENEMY is my Friend Wednesday, February 8
With the recent inauguration of Donald Trump, many people across this great country are still feeling anger and resentment toward one another in the wake of a very messy and tumultuous election. …
SEVEN Year Itch Wednesday, February 1
The collective bargaining in recent months between the city of Jacksonville and its unions — especially the police and fire unions — has been epic theater. Each individual negotiating …