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Could whites claim ‘minority status’ in future?

As a liberal working in a conservative office in a conservative city in a conservative county, I get a fair amount of right-leaning views thrown my direction. So when hunting for story leads as I’m oft to do on Thursdays and coming across yet another headline about shifting demographics and the electoral implications of said shift, this time from Bloomberg about the trends in Florida, I began to think of what it must be like to be a Republican in North Florida.  Read More »

To the 67 percent who didn’t vote: don’t complain

A couple of days after the mid-term elections I heard an interesting comment on NPR when I was driving to school. These last elections drew just 33 percent of registered voters to the polls. That’s the lowest voter turnout since 1942, and that was in the middle of a world war. Read More »

Consensus lacking on spending of $400K

The county has about $400,000 sitting in the bank from 13 years or so of motel bed tax collections. The money must be used to draw tourists to Baker County, but so far it’s been earmarked for a civic center project that’s gone nowhere in more than a decade. Read More »

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