presidential election

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HOW ISRAEL MADE HISTORY Israel faces a snap election for an unprecedented second time in a year after Netanyahu fails to form a governing coalition and dissolves parliament instead. 2. 7 DEAD, 21 MISSING AFTER HUNGARY BOAT CAPSIZES Rescue workers are scouring the Danube River in Budapest for those missing after a sightseeing boat […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DONATIONS POUR IN FOR NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL Nearly $1 billion in global contributions have been made to restore the fire-ravaged, 12th century landmark in Paris, and France’s president wants the work completed in five years. 2. COLUMBINE THREAT BY WOMAN WITH GUN SHUTS DENVER-AREA SCHOOLS Authorities are searching for 18-year-old Sol Pais, who they […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. POLICE MAKE DIRECT APPEAL TO BOMBER In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Austin, Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever’s behind the blasts: Talk to us. 2. SELF-DRIVING UBER STRIKES, KILLS PEDESTRIAN The fatality in a Phoenix suburb is the first involving a fully autonomous […]

Santa Rosa voter rolls shrinking

Santa Rosa voter rolls shrinking

  Although Republican voters hold a 3-1 edge over Democrats in Santa Rosa, they lost some of that lead this year. In the biennial updating that state law requires county Elections Supervisor Tappie Villane to do in every odd-numbered year, her staff has moved 4,874 Republicans to “inactive” status, compared with 2,066 Democrats. The trend […]

Breaking the spirit of democracy*

Breaking the spirit of democracy*

All over the country we see demonstrations, walks, protests and childish political maneuvering because Donald Trump was elected president. Social media posts are even worse with name calling and other juvenile tactics. We see college students crying and in some cases rioting over the election. Celebrities refused to perform at his inauguration, some even promised […]

Safety pins?

Safety pins?

What began with the Brexit in the UK last June has spilled over to America in the wake of the nation electing Donald Trump as president.  People are wearing safety pins to make a silent statement that the groups of people who feel threatened by the supposed hate and fear mongering of Trump and his […]

Near-record numbers in election

Near-record numbers in election

Voters of Santa Rosa county turned out to vote in numbers not seen since the 2008 General Election, and before that you have to go all the way back to 1984 when the voter turnout was 70.28 percent of all registered voters.  In this 2016 election the percentage was 68.04.  In a heated presidential race […]

Like it or not, this election is a referendum

Like it or not, this election is a referendum

Guest Opinion There is a sizeable faction in this country that is disgusted with the choices we have going into the 2016 General Election. While the choices are far from the quality a great nation like the United States deserves, they are what they are. No amount of complaining, abdication of responsibility or indignation will […]

When, where, how to vote

When, where, how to vote

Roughly 25 percent of Santa Rosa County’s nearly 131,000 voters have already cast their ballot for the presidential election after early voting opened in the county Monday, Oct. 24. Santa Rosa’s voters, the majority of which have been Republican, have cast 19,755 early votes and 13,224 votes by mail. Of the early votes the majority, […]

We have a right and duty to control our borders

We have a right and duty to control our borders

Just Monday U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) issued a Critical Alert to the nation as the illegal surge at our southern border deteriorates further. We are simply overwhelmed he informed the American people. By Tuesday, Sessions who early on has been an advisor to presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, was in Northwest Florida stumping for […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 28

FIERY MULTICAR CRASH KILLS 5,, INCLUDING 2 KIDS, IN FLORIDA The crash happened Wednesday night when Pablo Cortes III lost control of a Volkswagen Golf, crossed a median and slammed head on into a Toyota Sienna minivan driven by Marianela Murillo, 39, and carrying four children, Florida Highway Patrol troopers wrote in an incident report. […]

Olive Baptist Church issues call for Night of Prayer to all churches

Olive Baptist Church issues call for Night of Prayer to all churches

At a time when our nation is the process of choosing a new leader and violent extremists seek to harm the citizens of Western civilization at home and abroad, even the most apathetic Americans have cause for concern. In fact, it may be correct to say that few times have been more stressful domestically and […]