NAVIGATION

June 28, 2017

Editor's column

A train wreck called Amtrak

President Trump wants to kill all the Amtrak trains in Florida, and I say let him. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

It's Leadership, Florida

Wendy Walker says she always saw herself as “a No. 2 person.” Putting herself front and center isn't her style... Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Art of the Deal

For the purpose of this column, I want to focus on how Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry took on the LGBTQ-related issue and ask you to decide how you feel about his approach. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Strong learners: Academically gifted students abound in public schools

The three-day Commissioner's Academic Challenge has been around since 1986. Every school system in Florida can field a team. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Time to serve: Be a community volunteer

Want a reminder that Americans remain fundamentally decent and generous? Volunteer. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

Pipelines: Connecting with Millennials

As a parent of two Millennial children, I edited Mike Vogel's cover story this month with great personal interest. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2017

Electrons: Recasting the solar battle

In the grand scheme of electrical power generation in Florida, solar power is still a pipsqueak, accounting for less than a percent of the power generated... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Division of powers

North Carolina's HB2 battle potentially foreshadows future conflicts between the state and local communities in Florida. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Inflection point: In a quandary over the presidential election

I confess I stopped following every turn, fact-check and “gotcha” in the presidential race months ago, when it seemed clear that the race was proceeding along a course... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Ramps instead of cliffs

Florida is one of several states where the Social Security Administration is testing an approach that encourages people who receive benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program to return to work. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Trading in ignorance

Nothing is more disappointing in the current presidential campaign than both candidates' aversion to talking straight to the American people about the issues that will actually determine the nation's future. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Generational differences in Florida

Over time, persistent "discomfort" becomes the same thing as bigotry. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Whose benefits?

Several months ago, I had a pest issue and agreed to an “assignment-of-benefits” contract with a pest control company, letting the company deal with my insurer on costs. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

A tribute to a friend: Cliff Hinkle

Florida had Cliff as a friend long before I did. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Expectations in Jacksonville

When Tim Cost became president of Jacksonville University in 2013, he began asking questions that seemed obvious. Why were there so many bare patches on campus lawns where grass should have been growing? Why was there no representation of a dolphin — the school's mascot — in any prominent place? Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Putnam County's coal plant is in the crosshairs

New EPA rules hit Florida's rural population hard. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Virtues: Saving, investing and Millennials

Young people tend to be targeted mostly with messages encouraging consumption and debt. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Helping the homeless in Florida

The traditional approach to helping chronically homeless people envisions them climbing a series of rungs up a virtuous ladder back into society: Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Technology and telecommunications focus on protection

FLORIDA TREND'S cover story this month on cyber-security also appears along with an economic backbone piece on the telecommunications industry. It's no coincidence. The two go hand-in-hand. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Connecting education and economic development in Florida

In 2013, Kelly Smallridge, was trying to convince the CEO of a financial services firm to move his company down from the northeast. The CEO said he was sold on Palm Beach County but indicated there was a hurdle... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

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