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  • 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...
  • After too many election games, it's time to re-write write-in laws

    If you just landed from Mars and tried to figure out Florida's confusing election rules, your head (and antennae) would probably explode. Municipal and school board races are non-partisan, while county commissioners and Broward officers like sheriff and...
  • Who won the county District 2 non-race?

    Who won the county District 2 non-race?
    The Broward elections office didn't release results from the Broward County Commission District 2 race, but that doesn't mean we'll never know who won. Witnesses said results were indeed tabulated by the computer and posted outside the precincts after...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit moves primary election for Broward County seat to November

    The primary election for one Broward County Commission seat will likely be moved to November, so that voters from all parties can have a say in choosing their next commissioner. Elections supervisor Dr. Brenda Snipes revealed the plan Wednesday in court,...
  • Judge orders elections chief to follow court order

    A Broward circuit judge chided the county elections supervisor in a ruling, saying she didn't follow a court order to open a County Commission primary election to voters of all parties. Broward Circuit Judge John J. Murphy III ordered the elections chief...
  • Open seat in District 96 attracts two experienced candidates

    Open seat in District 96 attracts two experienced candidates
    Democratic voters in northwest Broward County will choose between Kristin Jacobs and Steve Perman. Both candidates may be familiar names to voters. Jacobs is term-limited out of her long-time home on the Broward County Commission. Perman, a one-time...
  • New security gauntlet at commission meetings

    New security gauntlet at commission meetings
    Security at the Broward County Commission meetings got even tighter with the return from summer break. Now, in addition to police officers and a team of probing security guards with metal-detecting wands, there is a metal detector for meeting-goers to...
  • Solar panel stance just plain wrong

    I was shocked to see my competitor in the Broward County Commission race for District 6, Rep. Joe Gibbons, pen an editorial in the Sun Sentinel that aligns himself with the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, and the utilities in calling for an end to solar...
  • 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...