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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Regulating gun sales

    Chan Lowe: Regulating gun sales
    This scheme in Broward County to circumvent state law by persuading gun sellers to “voluntarily” impose sales and marketing safeguards has non-starter written all over it.   First, vendors won’t want to identify “straw buyers&...
  • 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...
  • Online portal allows public to see into county offices

    You don't have to posses x-ray vision to know who is visiting your county commissioners and county staffers. All you have to do is click here. One of the benefits of the Broward County Code of Ethics is an online portal where anyone lobbying county...
  • 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...
  • Airport tells Hollywood: It's too late to rework U.S. 1 ramp

    Airport tells Hollywood: It's too late to rework U.S. 1 ramp
    The airport's new runway project is missing one key component: A ramp leading directly to southbound Federal Highway. Hollywood officials, who only recently became aware of that fact, met Friday with county aviation officials to discuss whether there...