Florida backs away from controversial water-quality standards

Hide caption @StevePatTU Two years after drafting water-quality standards that were widely scorned as weakening protections against some harmful chemicals, Florida is starting over. The Department of Environmental Protection announced without fanfare this month that it was withdrawing standards a state commission approved in July 2016 to regulate the chemicals’ presence in rivers, creeks and …

After 154 years, one last Times-Union print run in Jacksonville before move

The Times-Union’s old presses shut down after Saturday’s edition, paper to be printed in sister papers in Gainesville and Daytona. Saturday night, the Times-Union’s pressmen fired up the old presses at 1 Riverside Avenue – massive machines, three-stories high, thundering, floor-shaking things, incredibly dependable but so complicated you could spend a lifetime learning all their …