Cory Lidle

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Paxlovid has been free so far. Next year, sticker shock awaits.

Nearly 6 million Americans have taken Paxlovid for free, courtesy of the federal government. The Pfizer pill has helped prevent many people infected with COVID-19 from being hospitalized or dying, and it may even reduce the risk of developing long COVID. But the government plans to stop footing the bill within months, and millions of people who are at the highest risk of severe illness and are least able to afford the drug — the uninsured and seniors — may have to pay the full price.
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“Snubbed”: Family of officer who died after Jan. 6 refuses to shake hands with McConnell, McCarthy

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) holds out his hand for a handshake with Gladys Sicknick (L), the mother of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who died after the events of January 6, during a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police officers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building on December 6, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Cities' new strategy on LOST: Start at 23% share for county, increase incrementally to 31%

With less than a month left until the expiration of the Local Option Sales Tax agreement between Chatham County and the county's eight municipalities, negotiations on how to distribute millions in sales tax revenues resume Wednesday behind closed doors. The ability to continue collecting the 1% levy on goods and services in the county --...

Downtown business group asks West Palm Beach to impose moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

An influential business group has asked West Palm Beach to impose a six-month moratorium on the approval of more medical marijuana dispensaries in the downtown area. The Downtown Development Authority, a 55-year-old independent taxing group that represents downtown business owners, said in a letter to city officials that "the proliferation of this type of business has a deleterious effect on the area by sending the wrong message about our community, creates a negative perception of our place,...

Palm Beach Insider: Everybody's a Santa at Findlay Galleries' reception for Toy Drive donors

The Findlay Galleries' usually elegant and ordered entryway was a jumble of boxes, bikes and basketballs as the gallery celebrated the Town of Palm Beach United Way's toy drive donors.  More Palm Beach society news here. Gallery principals James Borynack and Adolfo Zaralegui were chairmen and hosts for the holiday cocktail reception, which took...

Today is: St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas Day celebrates St. Nicholas, a popular minor Christian saint in Western and Eastern churches. In the fourth century, he was a bishop in Myra, a Greek town in the ancient district of Lycia, near present-day Demre, Turkey. The story of much of his life is based on traditional stories and legends. It is believed that he was born in Patara, a seaport in Lycia, and that he traveled to Palestine and Egypt before coming to Myra. He...

'This one's for me': How musician Paul Case changed his sound for his new album, 'This Love'

When I first started writing this column, one of my earliest articles featured Paul Case, and I commented that every musician was jealous because he spent half the year in the Adirondacks and the other half in the Keys. Paul has just released a new CD, "This Love," and now we all have another reason to be jealous. This album is impeccable, with material, performances by all musicians, and production all first rate. ...

Restaurants: Where to dine Christmas Eve, Christmas Day in Jacksonville, the beaches and more

If you'd rather let someone else do the cooking this Christmas, a number of Jacksonville-area restaurants will be open, some offering special Christmas dinners while others offer their full menu. Here's a list of restaurants confirmed to be open, based on their websites, reservation apps or emailed notices. Reservations are recommended for most restaurants that accept them. ...

Today is: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Naval Station Pearl Harbor, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day remembers and honors the 2,403 citizens of the United States who lost their lives there that day. Veterans and citizens have commemorated the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor since it took place, but the day became an official observance when Congress designated the day with a joint resolution on Oct. 3, 1984. On the day, flags are flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who died from the attacks. Events, including a commemoration ceremony, are held at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial. Source: This article originally appeared on Fremont News-Messenger: Today is: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day