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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...