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  • Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1

    Florida to ban sale of e-cigarettes to minors, starting July 1
    There are so many tasty, sweet and fruity e-cigarette flavors under the counter at Smoke This Too in Wilton Manors, you might feel like a kid in a candy store. But the shop's policy is not to sell the electronic cigarettes to anyone under 18, said...
  • Sheriff's Office teaches children and parents gun safety

    Sheriff's Office teaches children and parents gun safety
    The image of children holding shiny firearms may have been jarring, but the guns were only replicas and the demonstration was done for safety. At the Broward Sheriff's Office, Deputy Trainer Gene Nardi showed the group of children, one of them as...
  • BSO hosts children's gun safety class

    Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Trainer Gene Nardi pulled a shiny black gun from a cardboard box and held it up. "Real or fake?" he asked the audience of about 30 parents and youngsters there for a children's gun safety class BSO offered at its Cooper...
  • Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year

    Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year
    Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check. It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000. But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
  • Youngsters gain valuable experience in volunteer program

    Tamarac has opened its governmental halls to a new class of workers. Tamarac's Teen Summer Volunteer Program is giving seven youngsters ages 13 to 17 the chance to fill roles within their city's departments. From the Tamarac Community Center and...
  • Tamarac denies proposal for new charter high school

    Tamarac city officials have shot down a proposal to open a charter high school within the city. At a recent City Commission meeting, officials went against staff's recommendation and voted unanimously against granting a special exception to open an...
  • Give voters straight talk on gay marriage

    Give voters straight talk on gay marriage
    Is it really that difficult for elected officials at the highest level to give a straight answer? In Florida, apparently so. Granted, same-sex marriage is controversial. But it would be nice if we could get simple straight talk from our highest...
  • Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats

    Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats
    If Charlie Crist thinks he can return to the Governor's Mansion as a Democrat, look his former Republicans "in the eye" and make high-toned talk to get what he wants, he's wrong. But if Nan Rich thinks she has a chance to beat Gov. Rick Scott, she's...
  • Intent clear on subsidies for insurance

    Intent clear on subsidies for insurance
    Floridians should hope that judicial activists who want to undermine the Affordable Care Act don't succeed, and there's no good reason they should. Last Tuesday, a pair of federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on similar challenges to the...
  • Big Sugar bags Florida's top lawmakers

     Big Sugar bags Florida's top lawmakers
    On the tab of Big Sugar, clues show Florida's governor, agriculture commissioner and an array of past, current and future state House speakers have quietly traveled to Texas to hunt at King Ranch. The lawmakers might have bagged some critters. But it...
  • 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...