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  • Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants

    Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants
    Maryland religious leaders issued a call for families to offer foster care to immigrant children from Central America as part of an effort to see that unaccompanied minors find shelter in homes rather than in barracks. Faith leaders who met with Gov....
  • Palm Beach County Commission primary features former mayor and first-time candidate

    Palm Beach County Commission primary features former mayor and first-time candidate
    A first-time candidate promising change and a former mayor touting experience face off in the Democratic primary for the Palm Beach County Commission District 6 seat. The two Democrats, Melissa McKinlay and Kathy Foster, are among four candidates...
  • Lance Armstrong must face U.S. doping lawsuit, judge rules

    Lance Armstrong must face U.S. doping lawsuit, judge rules
    A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Lance Armstrong's bid to dismiss a federal whistleblower lawsuit claiming that he and his former cycling team, which had been sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service, had defrauded the government through a scheme to use...
  • 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...
  • Inspector general court fight moving forward

    Inspector general court fight moving forward
    Another delay may have been averted in resolving the three-year legal fight over how to pay for Palm Beach County’s government watchdog. A hearing is now scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday about the legal challenge brought by 14 cities objecting to the...
  • Effort to impose sanctions on Venezuela moves forward

    Effort to impose sanctions on Venezuela moves forward
    A South Florida sponsored effort to condemn human rights violations in Venezuela and sanction officials of the country’s regime advanced on Friday. The legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Miami-Dade County Republican, passed...
  • New Palm Beach County Inspector General starts work

    New Palm Beach County Inspector General starts work
    The changing of the guard has begun for Palm Beach County’s local government watchdog. New county Inspector General John Carey started work this week and out-going Inspector General Sheryl Steckler’s last day at work is scheduled to be...
  • Chan Lowe: Jeb snuffs out medical pot

    Chan Lowe: Jeb snuffs out medical pot
    One of the most intriguing paradoxes about American conservatism is how government interventionists and libertarians have somehow managed to get along with one another long enough to make common cause. Maybe it’s that old Middle Eastern adage,...
  • Americas selective libertarianism [Commentary]

    Americas selective libertarianism [Commentary]
    There's an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. And by that measure, writer Robert Draper had more than he needed to declare a new "libertarian moment" in American politics. In a New York Times Magazine cover...
  • Storms, liberals, and black males: Letters

    Preparing for storms? I have read Beth Kassab's column, "Remembering Charley, the storm that changed us," in Tuesday's Sentinel, and also the editorial on Wednesday "Remember Charley: Be ready for storm season." In 2004, my husband and I thought we...
  • The disease of American democracy [Commentary]

    The disease of American democracy [Commentary]
    Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...