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  • Inspector general court fight moving forward

    Inspector general court fight moving forward
    Another delay may have been averted in resolving the three-year legal fight over how to pay for Palm Beach County’s government watchdog. A hearing is now scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday about the legal challenge brought by 14 cities objecting to the...
  • Palm Beach County lobbying group makes Tallahassee trek

    Palm Beach County lobbying group makes Tallahassee trek
    Palm Beach County elected officials and business leaders converge on Tallahassee Tuesday and Wednesday to try to flex their political muscles at the start of state lawmakers’ two-month legislative session. The annual “Palm Beach County Day&...
  • Palm Beach County Commission primary features former mayor and first-time candidate

    Palm Beach County Commission primary features former mayor and first-time candidate
    A first-time candidate promising change and a former mayor touting experience face off in the Democratic primary for the Palm Beach County Commission District 6 seat. The two Democrats, Melissa McKinlay and Kathy Foster, are among four candidates...
  • County budget squeeze could trigger cuts for sheriff, roads

    County budget squeeze could trigger cuts for sheriff, roads
    Everything from road repairs to the Sheriff’s Office could be on the chopping block due to a looming Palm Beach County budget shortfall, county commissioners learned Monday. Even with a rebounding economy boosting property values and tax revenues,...
  • Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA

    Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA
    Frustration over continued mass shootings prompted Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana Tuesday to take aim at the National Rifle Association and its opposition to Florida gun control measures. She criticized Florida lawmakers for this year...
  • Bridgeport Open To Taking In Immigrant Kids

    Washington – The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, said a city...
  • Sober homes face new government scrutiny

    Sober homes face new government scrutiny
    For years, the proliferation of sober houses has been a source of frustration for city leaders and neighbors. Both groups groused about the lack of regulation in place to govern sober houses, which are group homes that shelter people recovering from...
  • John Prince Park out of running for baseball stadium

    John Prince Park out of running for baseball stadium
    Palm Beach County’s John Prince Park in Lake Worth stays off the list as a potential spring training baseball stadium site, county officials said Tuesday. The County Commission on March 11 agreed to pursue a potential deal with the Houston...
  • 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...
  • Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School

    Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School
    A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday. Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...
  • Broward mayors to check each other out at Sunrise challenge

    Broward mayors to check each other out at Sunrise challenge
    At least a dozen mayors are taking up the gauntlet set down by Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan and will participate in a June 7 Mayors’ Chess Challenge at Sunrise City Hall. They’ll be looking for any advantage they can get.  “I just hope...