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Take advantage of early voting

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

In case you haven’t heard, residents can take advantage of early voting leading up to Election Day, Nov. 4, and we strongly urge voters to exercise that option. The election this year is not going to decide the presidency, but that should not matter. What matters is that we get to decide who is going to lead the Sunshine State for the next four years. You, the Florida resident and

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  • St. Cloud mayor encouraging participation in Veterans Day parade

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Rebecca Borders St. Cloud City Council St. Cloud mayor encourages countywide participation in Veterans Day Parade St. Cloud Mayor Rebecca Borders is making a passionate plea to have as much community participation as possible in the 2014 Osceola County Veterans Council Veterans Day Parade Nov. 8, 10 a.m., in St. Cloud. The theme is “Thank a Vet”. “I am personally inviting local dignitaries, business owners, law-enforcement, retirees, military members and

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  • We must address racial disparity in police shootings

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Mary Sanchez Tribune Media Employees at two Wal-Mart stores in St. Louis County, Missouri stripped store shelves of ammunition this week in fear of looting as protesters continue to fill the streets in the beleaguered town of Ferguson. It’s indicative of the high tensions that have not relented since August, when a white Ferguson police officer shot an unarmed African-American teenager. Anger over the death of Michael Brown has not

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  • Bringing attention to domestic violence awareness

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Armando Ramirez Clerk of Court October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this time, we encourage members of our local community to become familiar with how the local office of the Osceola Clerks of the Court can help you or someone you know. Unfortunately, one in four women and one in seven men in the United States suffer physical violence at the hands of their spouses, intimate partners or even

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  • Letters to the Editor for October 11, 2014

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    A county of slobs To the Editor: A few days ago I ventured to the Osceola County Courthouse. As I approached the elevator, a horde of people were being escorted by a deputy. My first thought was that there had been a dope bust the night before. I was wrong. They were jurors. Not one man wore a coat and tie and only one woman was wearing a dress. There

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  • NFL needs to consult black women to get abuse policy right

    Posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Mary Sanchez Tribune Media If you think the NFL’s domestic violence problem has been talked to death, there’s one interested party that begs to differ. The leaders of several national black women’s organizations have written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking for a meeting. In the national conversation about domestic violence that was kindled by the beatings of African-American women and children by NFL players, these African-American leaders

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  • Article should stir dialogue – not diatribes on death

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

     I want to live to be 85. Well, 92, if my legs are still working. Definitely not 105. At least that’s what I say now. Whatever age I’d choose for my swan song, I’m aiming further than Zeke Emanuel. In a recent article in The Atlantic magazine, under the headline, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” Emanuel –  a physician and director of the Clinical Bioethics Department at the

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