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  • Sharief, Furr, LaMarca, Aronson still lead money race

    It's time to check back in on the race to raise money for the Broward County Commission elections in November (with an August primary). Since the last time I checked, the leaders of the fund-raising battle have not changed. The two incumbent...
  • New Broward substance abuse treatment center still in limbo

    Broward and Fort Lauderdale officials sat down Friday to discuss their differences over a new home for the Broward Addiction Recovery Center, but there was no meeting of the minds. The county says the current center in Fort Lauderdale’s Sailboat...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • County commissioner salary rises to $95k

    Being a Broward County commissioner is a pretty good job, when it comes to payday. Broward County commissioners are now making $95,523, an increase from last year's $92,097. That's quite a bit more money than the median salary in Broward for a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 3 mayors, 15 commission candidates win election

    3 mayors, 15 commission candidates win election
    Eighteen city candidates in Broward County – including three mayors – won automatic election Friday because no one filed to run against them. Mayors Richard Kaplan of Lauderhill, Jack Brady of North Lauderdale and Michael Udine of Parkland...
  • 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...
  • Broward property values climb for third year in a row

    Broward property values climb for third year in a row
    Broward County property values climbed for the third straight year since the devastating real estate bust, in the preliminary tax roll released by the property appraiser Wednesday. The news was bright for all 31 cities this year, for the first time...
  • Apartments approved for nursery land west of Delray

    A plant nursery surrounded by neighborhoods can turn into 346 apartments west of Delray Beach, Palm Beach County commissioners decided Thursday. Redesigning plans to move three-story apartment buildings farther away from neighboring houses and beefing up...