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  • Palm Beach County holds the line again on property tax rates

    Palm Beach County holds the line again on property tax rates
    Palm Beach County's property tax rate won't increase, but most tax bills will cost more anyway under a preliminary budget plan county commissioners approved Tuesday. Commissioners for the fourth year in a row held the line on the tax rate, agreeing to...
  • Palm Beach County rejects western industrial push

    Industrial development shouldn't spread west of Palm Beach County's current dividing line between suburbia and sugarcane country, county commissioners decided Wednesday. The Palm Beach Aggregates rock mining company proposed changing county rules to...
  • 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...
  • New municipal complex continue to stir up debate

    Coral Springs' decision to fund the construction of the new $28 million municipal complex by issuing revenue bonds has become one of the major talking points in the upcoming elections. City Manager Erdal Donmez avers that the city has sufficient...
  • Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession

    Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession
    A City Council committee on Wednesday took steps to close a loophole in the Chicago ordinance banning the sale of synthetic marijuana and stimulants. The amendment endorsed by the council License and Consumer Protection Committee would ban the...
  • Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants

     Mayor wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year....
  • City to review 9,000 questionable red light tickets

    City to review 9,000 questionable red light tickets
    Facing intense criticism for its oversight of the city’s red light camera program, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Wednesday said that at least 9,000 drivers will get a chance at a refund of $100 fines issued during suspicious ticket...
  • David Beckham wooed by Broward: Bring soccer stadium here

    David Beckham wooed by Broward: Bring soccer stadium here
    Soccer star David Beckham's trouble finding a home for a 20,000-seat stadium in downtown Miami has him looking north, Broward County officials say. Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief says she's asked all 31 cities to come forward with a list of possible...
  • 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...
  • Charlie Crist goes for trifecta in Broward money raising

    Charlie Crist goes for trifecta in Broward money raising
    Charlie Crist is going for the trifecta of campaign fundraising Tuesday evening, with fundraisers hosted by three Broward mayors. First up, an event at the home of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper. Next is Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober. He ends the...
  • 'Small' Doug McDermott grew into big-time player

    'Small' Doug McDermott grew into big-time player
    Vance Downs vividly remembers the first time he met Doug McDermott. "My first impression was, 'Wow, he's small!'" the longtime coach of Ames (Iowa) High said by phone. "His father told me he was the same size at Doug's age, maybe even a little smaller....