Pasco-Hernando State College remembers Dr. Robert Judson, Jr.

A crowd poured into the Pasco-Hernando State College’s Performing Arts Center in New Port Richey to honor Dr. Robert Judson Jr. Judson, the college’s former president, passed away on Sept. 17 at the age of 77. He made history in 1994 when he became the first black president of a college within the Florida Community College system. At the time, PHSC was still known as a community college. The … [Read more...]

Push is on for forensic training center

A forensic training center – sometimes indelicately called a “body farm” – is being proposed for a site in Land O’ Lakes. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the University of South Florida, the Pasco-Hernando State College and Pasco County, in the quest for the facility. The “body farm” label has stuck as a colloquial description for this type of facility after crime … [Read more...]

Castor wants to restore voting rights to felons

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has sent a letter to outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, urging the Justice Department to conduct an inquiry related to civil rights restoration in Florida. The state sees most non-violent offenders never regaining their civil rights and voting rights, due to multi-year and bureaucratic requirements imposed by the Florida Clemency Board, Castor said. “I believe … [Read more...]

Local Congressional districts should remain unchanged

Florida lawmakers are back in Tallahassee for a special session this week after a judge in Leon County declared the boundaries for two Congressional districts were unconstitutional. The districts, located in the Jacksonville and Orlando areas, were deemed by Florida Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis to be illegal, and ordered those districts to be redrawn immediately. A proposed map from a … [Read more...]