I'm an angler and surfer. I spend every moment I can spare on the water with my two sons, who fish and surf with me in Florida's beautiful offshore waters. They're developing a strong love for the ocean, which makes me proud and allows me to share a culture with them that ties us closely to the water.
Four key voices on public education in Pinellas offer next steps to help kids in failing St. Petersburg elementaries.
With apologies to John Lennon, can't we please give peace a chance — but hold the onions?
The school district is sharply focused on this urgent need
Little or no progress has been made
Schools fail our students
The recent scrutiny of Pinellas County schools has sparked a long-overdue conversation about an unavoidable fact: Our schools are failing our students and need major revamping.
We all must change this story right now
If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.
Nearly half a century ago, in what passed for outrage in pre-Internet times, people across the country became incensed by the latest edition of Time magazine. In place of the familiar portrait of a world leader — Indira Gandhi, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ho Chi Minh — the cover of the April 8, 1966, issue was …
As fact-checkers of pundits and media, we try to stay on top of where people are getting their information, constantly mining the usual places — TV and radio shows, columns, and Sunday shows, Facebook and Twitter — for ideas. Every so often, we scope out a source that isn't as intuitive but is just as valid: …
In the last year, in Ferguson, Baltimore, Staten Island and Cincinnati, an unarmed black male died at the hands of a police officer in each city. In June, nine African-Americans who gathered for Bible study in Charleston, S.C., were murdered.
The debate over Medicaid expansion was among the most contentious in recent Florida history — and it shows no signs of ending any time soon.
They came, they wrangled and they adjourned — without congressional maps.
It has to royally rankle the oh so self-important Victor Crist to be taken so lightly by his arch nemesis, the ride-sharing company Uber.
When I hear presidential candidates call for an end to birthright citizenship, I think about Wendy Ruiz.
There is a very simple reason why the Florida Legislature proved incapable of meeting a court-ordered mandate to redraw the state's congressional districts.
As Provost of St. Petersburg College's Clearwater Campus, I wanted to take a moment to welcome new and returning students alike to the fall 2015 term. This will be an especially exciting year, as we will be celebrating our campus' 50th anniversary.
As a longtime St. Pete resident, I, along with many of my neighbors, are thrilled the mayor and our City Council rolled out a recycling program after years of debate. But despite our enthusiasm for recycling, why has there been such an outcry from our neighborhoods and residents about the program's implementation? How …
China's slumping stock market is being felt around the world as investors weigh fears that the Chinese economic downturn may be worse than originally feared.
In fall 2009, Jim Chanos began to ask questions about the Chinese economy. What sparked his curiosity was the realization that commodity producers had been largely unaffected by the financial crisis; indeed, they had recorded big profits even as other sectors found themselves reeling in the aftermath of the crisis.