Client News Tourism has been a key to the zoo’s booming growth

By: Tony Vecchio My favorite part of the end of the year is reflecting on all the ways the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens helped serve and educate our community, furthering our vision of inspiring discovery and appreciation of the Earth’s wildlife. But none of this would be possible without tourists, who enable the Jacksonville Zoo […]

Florida Politics: ‘Marsy’s Law’ push seeks equal rights for crime victims

By Danny McAuliffe Crime victims and family members are not given the same rights as those of the accused and convicted criminals. A member of a group charged with amending Florida’s constitution is trying to change that. Tim Cerio, a commissioner on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, is pushing a proposal that would equate rights of victims and […]

St. Augustine Record: Tourists: Their families support our own

By: Tom Dolan Editor: Our restaurant has much to be thankful for this holiday season, including family, friends, coworkers and our local business. Tourists and visitors to our city are also at the top of the list. Folks outside of the tourism industry don’t always think of visitors as something to praise, but tourists and […]

Florida Times-Union: Monday Lead Letter: Victims of crime need equal rights in state Constitution

By: Michael J. Liles My life changed forever on March 23. Another convicted felon broke into my home and murdered my beautiful wife of 41 years. Our five children and I have agonized over the past eight months, kept mostly in the dark and navigating numerous, brief hearings — all while grieving for the tragic […]

Bradenton Herald: TreeUmph! Adventure Course set for second course in Tampa Bay area

By: James A. Jones Jr. EAST MANATEE  The owners of TreeUmph! Adventure Course haven’t had an easy time opening their second treetop obstacle course in Brooksville. The owners of the Bradenton-based business were two-and-a-half years into project development and just days from a grand opening in September when Hurricane Irma hit the 40-acre park, knocking […]

RELEASE: Harris Corporation Named One of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality; Receives Highest Possible Rating

Highlights: Third consecutive year company received perfect score Company policies and practices support LGBTQ employees and families Harris’ diverse workforce is a key strength MELBOURNE, Fla., Nov. 30, 2017 — For the third year running, the Human Rights Campaign has recognized Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” […]

The Ledger: Another Viewpoint: As hurricane season ends, remember those who pulled us through Irma

By Amy Zubaly and Jacob Williams / Guest columnists For the people of Florida, the end of November is a time to celebrate. It’s when we say goodbye to the Atlantic hurricane season. After 11 years without a direct hit, the past two hurricane seasons have brought us Hermine, Matthew and Irma. This season’s Hurricane […]

WTXL: Local expert weighs in on Republican proposed tax code

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Republican lawmakers proposed a new tax code called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill seeks to lower taxes, promising savings for the average family, and lower rates and new write-offs for businesses. According to supporters of the reform, the savings would be offset by significant job creations. The tax code […]

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