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  • Hong Kong student protest leaders seek talks with Beijing officials

    Hong Kong student protest leaders seek talks with Beijing officials
    Student organizers of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Wednesday that they will seek a direct dialogue with China's top leadership during an important international summit in Beijing next week. Three to five representatives of the Hong Kong...
  • Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

    Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness." Republicans backing incumbent Gov. Rick Scott are blasting him for "lifting a dangerous page from President Obama's playbook."...
  • Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz

    Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz
    TALLAHASSEE -- Too bad they both can't lose. Or can they? That seems to be the message voters gave to Quinnipiac University's pollster in a new survey that found Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist locked in a skin-tight contest, and 9 percent of...
  • Delray redevelopment agency turns down request for loan to revamp neighborhood

    Delray redevelopment agency turns down request for loan to revamp neighborhood
    The developers of an aging and blighted low-income rental community in the heart of Delray Beach's southwest neighborhood reached out to city officials to help pay for a makeover — again. This time the Auburn Group turned to Delray's Community...
  • Delray in the running to host Davis Cup match

    Delray in the running to host Davis Cup match
    Delray Beach is suddenly in the running to host a Davis Cup tie in September. The contest between Israel and Argentina was slated to be played in Tel Aviv from Sept. 12-14. But after the International Tennis Federation ruled that Israel team must move...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...