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  • North Lauderdale property taxes going up, even though rate is lower

    Some taxpayers will pay more in property taxes because of rising home values. Even though the city will lower its tax rate for the upcoming year, it will still rake in nearly half a million dollars more than last year because of increased values....
  • Sharief, Furr, LaMarca, Aronson still lead money race

    It's time to check back in on the race to raise money for the Broward County Commission elections in November (with an August primary). Since the last time I checked, the leaders of the fund-raising battle have not changed. The two incumbent...
  • County race wins contest as nastiest

    There's a lot of passion in the race for Broward County Commission District 8. That's the nice way of putting it. The two candidates can't even stand to be in the same room together. Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief and Miramar City Commissioner...
  • NAACP activist: I didn't endorse Williams-Edden

    NAACP activist: I didn't endorse Williams-Edden
    A Pompano Beach activist said he never endorsed Terry Williams-Edden for Broward County Commission District 2, contrary to what she told the Sun Sentinel.  Willie Lawson III, a former NAACP leader, saw his name in print Sunday, as one of the top three...
  • Hearing Friday in election lawsuit

    An emergency hearing will be held Friday in the lawsuit over the Broward County Commission District 2 election. Elections Supervisor Dr. Brenda Snipes wants to present options for how to handle the bizarre election to replace Kristin Jacobs on the...
  • Sylvia Poitier makes Broward history

    Sylvia Poitier makes Broward history
    A landmark in South Florida's difficult history of race relations took place Oct. 11, 1985, when Sylvia Poitier became Broward County's first black county commissioner. The adopted daughter of a Deerfield Beach bean picker and a midwife, Poitier...
  • Afterschool@Your Library program to combat bullying

    When Drew Romanovitz, chairman of the Sheriff's Foundation of Broward County, was asked about how big a problem bullying was in the Broward County Public School System, he had a two-word reply: "big time." To combat a seemingly ongoing issue, there is an...
  • More rules for day care centers will be a plus

    More rules for day care centers will be a plus
    It's not a good idea for day care operators to prop up toddlers in front of television sets, iPads or other gadgets for hours on end over a chance to play outside. Also, skip the chocolate milk. Everybody knows skim is a healthier alternative. You'd...
  • For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief

    For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief
    District 2: Aronson knows her community the most Five candidates with varying backgrounds and experience filed to run for the Broward County Commission District 2 spot in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. No Republicans have filed to run for this seat, so...
  • Weston budget: taxes, fees see bump

    The city's tax rate is expected to increase next year, along with fees for garbage collection and fire service. City Manager John Flint proposed raising the tax rate to $2.39 for every $1,000 of taxable value to bring in another $2.6 million. Last year's...
  • Voters pick new face, Quentin 'Beam' Furr, for Broward County Commission

    Voters pick new face, Quentin 'Beam' Furr, for Broward County Commission
    A longtime Hollywood commissioner will join the Broward County Commission as the newest face, after he beat a well-known state representative for the seat. Quentin "Beam" Furr, a high school librarian who served on the Hollywood City Commission from 2000...