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November 24, 2015

Editor's column

More than water: Innovations found in Israel's water supply

A new book, “Let There Be Water” by American businessman and writer Seth Siegel, offers a detailed look at how a host of policies and initiatives have brought water self-sufficiency to Israel's 8 million citizens. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Into the woods: Florida lawmakers ignore Amendment 1

The people of Florida have told their elected officials that they value places like Corkscrew Swamp. In response, the Legislature basically told the voters to drop dead... Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

A taxing topic

Some business advocates like to tout Florida as a “low-tax” state. But as a recent Florida TaxWatch publication comparing Florida with other states points out, Florida's low-tax reputation is a “complicated” issue. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Orlando City Soccer Club behaves like a real business

Orlando City Soccer Club owners put together a deal with the city of Orlando and Orange County for a $115-million facility with about 20,000 seats... Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Millennial magnets: Healthy downtowns and urban cores

Either consciously or serendipitously, many Florida communities have been redeveloping their urban cores in ways that position them well to attract millennials and the businesses that hire them. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Focus health care on prevention

Health care costs are being driven up by better drugs, better machines and our inclination to extend our lives for as long as we can -- regardless of cost, regardless of the quality of life medicine delivers in our final days. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Schools out, but far from over

At this time of year, with school years concluding and graduation ceremonies everywhere, it's hard not to think about the teachers who've had a lasting effect on us. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Spotlighting Jacksonville

Jacksonville is a great place to visit — and also a great city in which to live, build a career and raise a family. It's a city on the move. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Statute of limitations

The case for trading with Cuba Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Creating healthier communities

There's a dawning recognition in some parts of Florida that community design affects more than how a place looks and how it functions economically. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Corrections course for Florida's lock ‘em up prison system

Florida, like the rest of America, has chosen to incarcerate a disproportionately large part of its population. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Playing catch-up with early learning in Florida

The state spends less per child on pre-K today than it did in 2005-06. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Fruitless: Chasing the yellow dragon

Decisions by Govs. Jeb Bush and Rick Scott to reject plans for a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando are looking to be wise choices – especially in light of what California is going through... Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

En route: Rail decisions by Florida governors

Decisions by Govs. Jeb Bush and Rick Scott to reject plans for a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando are looking to be wise choices – especially in light of what California is going through. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Florida by bike

There are more than 50 paved bike/pedestrian trails throughout Florida, most on former rail lines. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

No evidence showing GMOs are more dangerous non-GMOs

In his monthly column, Executive Editor Mark Howard looks at arguments for and against the use of genetically modified organisms -- most commonly referred to as GMOs. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

The highs and lows of marijuana acceptance

In his monthly column, Executive Editor Mark Howard discusses ramifications of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Ebb and flow: Managing Florida's water supply

Surface water resources and conservation both have to be part of meeting Florida's water needs. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Affording it: C1 Bank's ‘living wage' pays off

Trevor Burgess, CEO of C1 Bank, decided last year that all employees should earn at least $14 an hour. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Miami's New World Symphony is finely tuned

The New World Symphony trains the next generation of top classical musicians while experimenting with ways to broaden the reach of the music itself. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

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