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  • PB School Board race has 3 incumbents, 8 new candidates

    Palm Beach County will have at least one new School Board member, and possibly up to four, before the year ends. Three incumbents are being challenged in their re-election bids, while a fourth, Jennifer Prior Brown, is stepping down, leaving an open seat...
  • 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...
  • Judge chides Dr. Snipes for inaction in primary

    Broward Circuit Court Judge John J. Murphy III chided elections supervisor Dr. Brenda Snipes in a ruling in the write-in candidate case, saying she was not in compliance with a court order to open the primary to voters of all parties. "... Nothing...
  • Latest campaign finance numbers for Broward County Commission candidates

    Latest campaign finance numbers for Broward County Commission candidates
    With the August primary right around the corner, it’s time to revisit the race to raise money for the Broward County Commission elections in November. Lisa Kohner Aronson, the mayor of Coconut Creek, has become the top money-raiser for District...
  • City moves toward domestic partner benefits

    Will Boynton Beach offer its employees with domestic partners the same benefits offered to employees whose marriages are recognized by the state? That is the issue that came before the City Commission Aug. 5. At the request of the Palm Beach County...
  • Abrams: Thumbs up for county recovery

    We're back! That was County Commissioner Steven Abrams' overall assessment of how the Palm Beach County has recovered from the Recession. "The major issue continues to be restoring economic prosperity to Palm Beach County," said Abrams, whose District 4...
  • Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives

    Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney approved for government incentives
    Palm Beach County Commissioners approved millions of dollars in incentives Tuesday for Office Depot and Pratt & Whitney. The only opposition came from two county residents who raised concerns about giving public help to private companies. Palm Beach...
  • Palm Beach County considers kratom ban

    Palm Beach County considers kratom ban
    Kratom users say drinks infused with the Southeast Asian herb deliver a welcome pick-me-up, no more dangerous than a cup of coffee. But concerns that kratom is addictive and poses a health risk prompted the Palm Beach County Commission Tuesday to call...
  • 11 Broward School Board candidates compete

    11 Broward School Board candidates compete
    Eleven candidates are vying for five seats on the Broward School Board this year, as the district pushes for an $800 million bond to repair or replace aging buildings. The five incumbents seeking re-election have drawn challenges from district...
  • Forward thinking on the Red Line [Letter]

    Forward thinking on the Red Line [Letter]
    As a city homeowner and transit user, I am extremely pleased to see that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is fighting to secure the Red Line ("Mayor reaffirms city's support for Red Line," July 24). If Baltimore is to be competitive in the years ahead, it...
  • Trueworthy Shouldn't Have Fallen For 'Shame Game'?

    How unfortunate for Alderman Michael Trueworthy that he has now become the victim of his own words for having a few belts and speaking his mind to Mayor Erin Stewart [July 29, Page 1, "Council Leader Gives Up Post"]. He will certainly suffer because...