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The recommendations by Florida’s Innocence Commission should be standard operating procedures for law enforcement agencies on the Treasure Coast.
Treasure Coast Palm
Florida lawmakers should be ashamed of themselves if a proposal to ban texting while driving fails to pass into law this year.
Tampa Tribune
CS/CS/HB 1355, would bar firearm sales to people who undergo voluntary commitment for mental health care after being deemed a danger to themselves.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The House voted 110-6 on Tuesday to pass the texting ban, but not until it had weakened what was already a weak measure.
Ocala Star-Banner
After years of embarassing inaction, it looked this year as if the Florida Legislature finally would outlaw texting while driving.
Palm Beach Post
The state House of Representatives, which has been stubborn and obtuse on the issue, is jeopardizing a modest proposal to ban texting while driving.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Is it reasonable, constitutional and in the public's interest to require Americans who buy guns to undergo a background check?
Lakeland Ledger
45 cowardly senators shamefully wimped-out in the face of threats from the NRA, and they snubbed their noses at devastated families from Newtown.
Highlands Today
SB 52 concerning texting while driving passed the Senate, it needs to be strengthened and signed into law.
Highlands Today
The fact that so much misinformation was spread after the bombing indicates that the nation needs a thorough, patient search for answers.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Because land scams are such a pronounced part of Florida's history, the state really should be better at preventing them by now.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Congress needs to try again and get with the American people and pass the background check legislation.
Florida Times-Union
Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell reported that putting law enforcement officers at local elementary schools has become more than a security matter
Gainesville Sun
The Florida Legislature, after five years of missed opportunities, is finally on the verge of banning texting while driving.
Key West Citizen
The attack at the Boston Marathon shows Americans that complacency is not an option in the age of terror
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Even if all the preparations aren’t needed, it is good to be ready just the same. So let’s all be preppers for hurricane season.
Naples Daily News
Words will never express my gratitude for your service, Marco Rubio. I can only hope to show it the next time you appear on a ballot.
Florida Today

Letter To The Editor

Recent news of yet another Sarasota police officer brutalizing a citizen is very alarming. The two recent police-inflicted batterings happened to...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

While driving "under the influence" makes a driver hazardous to all of us, it should seem reasonable that someone taking his eyes off...

Tampa Bay Times

Normally, I am of the opinion that California serves as a bad example when it comes to the law. However, when it comes to their strict ban on...

Tampa Bay Times

Nov. 6, 2012, will go down in history as the day the longest war in American history ended, the war that ruined more lives and imprisoned more...

News Press of Fort Myers

I was infuriated when I read the article about the Boy Scouts of America's cover-up of decades of sexual abuse and the recent story of Ryan...

Lakeland Ledger

Op Ed

The holiday season is just getting started. Be safe. Don’t die a senseless, meaningless, and easily preventable death. You’ll not only give...

Gainesville Sun

Adult Civil Citation is an idea whose time has come. It helps individuals, it helps law enforcement and, most importantly, it helps the taxpayers...

Gainesville Sun

Six years ago I wrote to the Florida Department of Transportation's Tampa office saying it was plain to see, based on my two years of...

Tampa Tribune

Crime has taken a rest in Levy County in the first six months of 2012 according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s latest semi-annual...

Williston Pioneer Sun News

By now, it should be abundantly clear that domestic violence is not a "family" issue; it is a community issue. It is our community'...

Orlando Sentinel