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Letter to the Editor: Library Users Have The Power

At a recent meeting of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Julie Maglio, of the Hernando Sun, lamented the lack of local news access, and encouraged the commission to work with her as one of the few news sources in Hernando County. She highlighted our county’s classification as a news dessert, which has…
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Letter to the Editor: The Selling Off of Public Lands

Our county commission is elected to make decisions about local issues that affect all of us in Hernando County. One of the commission’s most important responsibilities is governing the land we use and shaping the kind of community that we build. It is no secret that our current Board of County Commissioners has been itching…
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Our Vote, Our Power

10/15/19FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Spring Hill — Come on out and listen to Andrew Gillum and Wa’el Alzayat discuss how we all can amplify our voices through the power of our vote! The Hernando County Progressive Caucus will be hosting the voter registration and engagement event: Our Vote, Our Power. This free event will feature guest…
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Strike in 2019, Vote in 2020

09/19/2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Weeki Wachee — Tomorrow, across the globe, young people will be striking for the climate. In order to raise awareness of the severity of the climate crisis and hold the ostensible adults-in-the-room accountable, people will be walking out of their homes, classes, and jobs to say enough is enough. Those who will…
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Letter to the Editor: Not the People’s Champion

As many residents of Hernando County received their TRIM notices last week, District 5 Commissioner Steve Champion did what he does best: made it all about Steve Champion, all on Facebook. Over several posts, Mr. Champion shared images of his recently-increased taxes, declaring that he would never vote to raise taxes in Hernando County. The…
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The Only Response: Vote Them Out

08/05/2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brooksville — Yet again, Americans lie dead because of the willful inaction of our political leaders. Two mass shootings within 13 hours ended at least 31 lives and tore apart countless others. Each of these preventable tragedies highlights separate, uniquely-American failures, bound together by a culture which fetishizes firearms. Our nation has…
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HCPC Adopts Immigration Resolution

7/10/19FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brooksville, FL — In standing with our undocumented friends and neighbors, the Hernando County Progressive Caucus fully supports the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida’s recent resolution. The DPCF has unanimously passed the following resolution:  WHEREAS the U.S. government is holding over three thousand child migrants, most of whom have been separated from…
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Hernando Progressives Condemn ICE Raids

6/23/19FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brooksville, FL — President Trump is no leader. The President’s announcements of mass deportations followed swiftly by delays and postponements are threats. These threats are made to both intimidate immigrants and stoke fear and resentment in the conservative base. As the war drums pound in the background, President Trump is using the…
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Letter to the Editor: Propaganda Gone Wild

After years of silence, Blaise Ingoglia’s “Government Gone Wild” has reared its head to spew more of its trademark demagoguery. Over an Orwellian three minutes of hate, the District 35 representative spreads racist propaganda which should both alarm and embarrass all of his constituents. Mr. Ingoglia claims that “since 1986 we’ve accumulated at least another…
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Letter to the Editor: Chehuntamo Denied

At the April 23rd meeting of the Hernando County School Board, the proposed Chehuntamo Advanced Performance High School was rejected unanimously in a 5-0 vote. The most telling exchange at the afternoon workshop came when Ryan Bradley, the student representative, asked what value the charter school offered students that the existing programs at public high…
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