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Five things to know in Florida for Oct. 6

Five things to know in Florida for Oct. 6

FEDERAL JUDGE CRITICAL OF FLORIDA GAMBLING REGULATORS A three-day trial that could shape the future of gambling in the state ended Wednesday. But during closing arguments, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle suggested state regulators had violated an existing deal with the tribe. The state and Seminoles reached an agreement in 2010 that allowed the tribe […]

Pain, suffering still lingers 15 years after 9/11

Pain, suffering still lingers 15 years after 9/11

None of us can ever forget where we were on that fateful day, the indelible images burned in our minds. Sept. 11, 2016 is the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the most cataclysmic terrorist attack on American soil, resulting in the loss of 2,996 lives, and injuring more than 6,000 others. Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell […]

Paper may be bad for trees, but it is good for people

Paper may be bad for trees, but it is good for people

Even on Earth Day, the costs to our planet don’t outweigh the benefits for education. A friend tells the story of checking out at the supermarket when a stranger approached and informed him that he should buy the brown paper towels because they are better for the environment than the white ones. I think of […]