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Broward County Commission

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  • Elections chief: Write-in law must change

    Elections chief: Write-in law must change
    The race to fill a single Broward County Commission seat has been so chaotic, the elections supervisor says laws need to change. Uncertainty and litigation have characterized the race to fill the District 2 seat in northern Broward, simply because a...
  • At county meetings, drop your weapons!

    At county meetings, drop your weapons!
    For those who show up at County Hall with a gun, knife or pepper spray, there's now a handy drop-box to discard the weapon. You can't even clap inside a County Commission meeting, and you certainly can't pull out Mace. Security at Broward County...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary

    Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary
    Nan Rich doesn’t like discussing the “what if” question, as in what if she loses the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in the Aug 26 primary. The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston is the underdog, behind...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lawyer seeks to have elections supervisor held in contempt

    Lawyer seeks to have elections supervisor held in contempt
    There's more breaking news in the lawsuit to open voting in Broward County Commission District 2 to voters of all parties. Attorney Bill Scherer has filed an emergency motion "to show cause why [the elections supervisor] should not be held in contempt...