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Jun 21, 2022

Rep. Matt Gaetz slams Democrat efforts to stripAmericans of Second Amendment rights

On June 8, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) debated the provisions of H.R. 7910, the “Protect Our Children Act” on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Gaetz objected to the legislation as a misguided and ineffective assault on the Second Amendment, specifically taking issue with raising the age to buy a rifle from 18- to 21-year-old.

Jun 14, 2022

Florida TaxWatch assesses educational attainment in Florida, Presents benefits of postsecondary learning and training

Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) is releasing a new report entitled The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Education and Training Beyond High School in Florida, which assesses the rate of educational attainment in Florida and presents benefits of postsecondary learning through trainings, certificates, credentials, and degrees.

Jun 7, 2022

Saving our kids from themselves

Once again, our newspaper is addressing the topic of suicide, specifically athletes.

We find ourselves talking about this way too often, or maybe not enough, or perhaps only when it happens.

May 31, 2022

Achieving food security for all Floridians requires a year-round commitment

When the pandemic began the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended free meals to school-age children all year long, including the summer months.

The program will no longer be available at the end of this school year and many food insecure families are now facing a summer without school food assistance programs.

May 17, 2022

Infrastructure must be priority one

In every city and in every state, there is a conflict between builders building and the infrastructure, or lack thereof. Navarre is no exception.

While we would hope the county commissioners would learn the mistakes of the past, there is no guarantee.

May 10, 2022

Reporting on our government

Last week, this week and perhaps next week we are featuring a Q&A with Matt Gaetz, our United States representative for the 1st District of Florida.

We have received compliments as well as people spewing their discontent. “You are giving him a platform,” one now former subscriber said. “Why don’t you ask him the hard questions,” another said.

May 3, 2022

The value of community newspaperss

As many of our readers know, Sandpaper Publishing, the parent company of Navarre Press, purchased two additional community newspapers in January: Santa Rosa’s Press Gazette and Crestview News Bulletin.

When we are talking about our expansion, a common response is – are you crazy? Maybe, a little.

Apr 26, 2022

The power of humor: The Fifth Estate

Who would have thought that a comedian with no political experience would become the president of Ukraine, a country with a population of more than 44 million? But he did. And he is.

If the political rise of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy sounds like the plot of a TV sitcom, that’s because it was.

Apr 19, 2022

Too expensive to rent: Florida’s rental market and eviction moratorium

Rising food and gas prices are a daily reminder that even though Florida’s economy is in a much better place than it was in March 2020, the economy is decidedly more expensive two years later in March 2022.

Garnering much attention, price increases have been rather pronounced in the housing market, where a perfect storm of demographic and economic forces propelled home prices higher over the past year.

Sep 29, 2021

Beyond the pandemic: Long-term challenges for postsecondary education

Florida’s workforce is poised for disruptive change as automation, artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies take hold in the coming years, accelerated in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shifting demographics as the Baby Boomer generation exits the labor force will also fuel broader changes for the working population.