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  • Community Compassion: Salvation Army Effort Worth Aid

    The Salvation Army may be best known for the red ­kettles it rolls out each Christmas, collecting money to support its mission "to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination."

  • County Development: Time to Reconsider Impact Fees

    When economic times got tough in 2010, the County Commission suspended impact fees on almost every area, leaving taxpayers instead of developers footing the bill for growth.

  • Homeowner's Insurance: Higher Cost For Less Coverage

    It didn't take long for Charlie Crist to fire a major volley in the battle for the governor's mansion, taking aim at incumbent Rick Scott's record on homeowner's insurance.

  • Domestic Violence: NFL's Dire Personal Foul

    For decades, videotape has been the NFL's friend. It's the medium that has captured the league's on-field highlights and helped make it the most-popular sport in America.

  • Your Opinions: Our Facebook Question of the Week

    Last week we asked this question: What are your thoughts on the Docs vs. Glocks bill, which – until an appeals court ruled otherwise – allowed doctors to ask patients whether they had guns in their homes?

  • Public Deeds: Gigs and Garlands

    Forrest Gump was fond of saying: Life is like a box of chocolates. And it seems he was right. Today we have a pit among all sweet juicy chocolate-covered cherries.

  • An Industry Battle: Keeping Citrus Alive

    Do you love orange juice? If so, do you ever think about the process it goes through
    to get to your table each morning — growing, picking, selling, serving?

  • Limits on Doctors: Guns in Home Not Relevant

    Picture this: You've never been arrested for anything. You don't even have a
    speeding ticket or accident on your record. You've never had to call the police or appear in court, other than to serve as a juror. You are the model citizen.

  • Waldo Speed Trap: Florida Town Needs New Identity

    Waldo has earned a reputation as a place that people avoid or drive through slowly. If the city truly wants to thrive, it needs to give visitors a reason to stop and stay for a while.

  • Regulation and Speculation: Unlimited Pot? Not So Fast

    Opponents have made many arguments against Florida's ­proposed medical marijuana amendment, but here's a new one: They say patients would be able to get an unlimited amount of pot should the measure pass.

  • Clean Water: Bid to Avert EPA Rules Shameful

    A proposed rule that would clarify what bodies of water fall under federal regulation has created a political firestorm here in Florida, pitting dozens of environmental groups against a powerful coalition of big business, big agriculture and...

  • Advance Directives: End-of-Life Discussion Imperative

    Determining a patient's wishes for end-of-life care is one of the most challenging issues in medicine. Too few people discuss or complete advance directives while they still have the mental and physical capacity to do so.

  • Public Deeds: Gigs and Garlands

    What should you praise? What should you ponder? Read on to find out our thoughts.

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