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  • Laws aimed at reducing dog, cat population

    Laws aimed at reducing dog, cat population
    Broward County continued its march toward dog-and-cat reduction, pushing forward three new pet-related laws aimed at curtailing puppy mill operations, increasing pet registration and getting more pets sterilized. Addressing the overpopulation of dogs...
  • Palm Beach County lessens sex offender residency restrictions

    Palm Beach County lessens sex offender residency restrictions
    The threat of a court fight prompted Palm Beach County Tuesday to ease restrictions on where convicted sexual offenders can live. The county had been prohibiting sexual offenders from living within 2,500 feet of schools, school bus stops, day care...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Broward ethics code too strict, commissioners say

    Broward ethics code too strict, commissioners say
    Nearly four years after a landmark ethics code became law in Broward County, some commissioners say it's too strict and needs a rewrite. The Broward County Code of Ethics, demanded by voters after a series of public corruption scandals, bans elected...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sharief, Furr, LaMarca, Bogen lead fundraising totals

    The race to raise money for the Broward County Commission election  took a slight turn this time, with one candidate getting a cash infusion from his own wallet and wallets in Kentucky and Illinois, to pull ahead. Mark Bogen, an attorney running for...