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  • Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace

    Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace
    After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, protests over the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed black man turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make an arrest. The night appeared on the...
  • Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate change

    Super PAC targets Rick Scott on environment, climate change
    Gov. Rick Scott spent the first part of August marketing himself as a champion of Florida's environment — and ran smack into the first wave of TV ads from a Super PAC labeling him an enemy of the environment. Not wanting to be seen on the wrong...
  • Voting light at early sites and mail balloting

    Voting light at early sites and mail balloting
    Broward and Palm Beach County voters face critically important primaries and nonpartisan elections in one week, but so far people aren't rushing to their mailboxes to vote by mail or to the county's early voting sites. "It's very low," Palm Beach County...
  • Was The Fix In For Assistant Fire Chief Job?

    Was The Fix In For Assistant Fire Chief Job?
    There often is a fine line between ineptitude and chicanery, and it's hard to know where the Hartford Fire Department hiring fiasco falls. On Aug. 4, the department posted the job of assistant chief, the second-ranking post in the department. The job...
  • Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe

    Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe
    With a week to go until the Democratic primary for governor, Charlie Crist is on the campaign trail in Democrat-rich South Florida, but he's not campaigning against his opponent. He's so focused on Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the November election...
  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
  • Former Haitian President Aristide in the spotlight amid criminal probe

    For a twice-deposed, twice-exiled leader who longed for home, Haiti's firebrand former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, remains holed up behind closed doors. The reclusive former leader has missed many of life's milestones since his return to Haiti 3...
  • Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails

     Scotland stands to win even if secession vote fails
    If the polls are right, supporters of independence for Scotland are heading for a disappointing defeat in next month's historic referendum on seceding from Britain. But in many ways, they've already won. Even if Britain remains intact, Scotland...
  • Delray discusses proposed budget

    Delray discusses proposed budget
    Even though Delray Beach's property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year is lower than the current rate, folks may find themselves spending more in taxes this year. Commissioners haven't made many changes to the proposed budget since it was presented...
  • Boynton agency chooses developer for Ocean Breeze East

    Boynton agency chooses developer for Ocean Breeze East
    Change is on the way for the desolate downtown area known as the Heart of Boynton. On Monday, in a special meeting, the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency approved a developer for Ocean Breeze East — a key development city officials...
  • Boynton to have initial vote on final budget

    Residents can chime in on Boynton Beach's proposed $188 million budget on Wednesday. The city has rescheduled its regular Tuesday meeting to Wednesday so city officials and residents can discuss the city's proposed budget, which is up $4 million from...