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  • reFramed: In conversation with David Magnusson

     
    A purity ball is a ceremony where young girls promise to “live pure lives before God,” and to remain virgins until marriage. In return, their fathers sign a commitment promising to protect their daughters’ chastity. Sometimes rings are...
  • A persuasive case for saving the Salton Sea, California's biggest lake

    A persuasive case for saving the Salton Sea, California's biggest lake
    Even in its reduced and unlovely circumstances, the Salton Sea is the biggest lake in California. It may also pose the biggest quandary for the Southern California ecosystem. Its champions declare that California needs to spend several billion dollars now...
  • Mailbag: Make no mistake, I am running as an independent

    Recently yard signs have appeared throughout the city pairing my name with the name of another candidate. These signs make it seem as though we are running as a team. They are inaccurate and misleading. Placement of these signs was neither authorized nor...
  • Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes

    Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes
    Since Florida's Legislature imposed the first of a series of reforms meant to lower homeowners' property-tax bills in 2007, politicians in most Central Florida counties and cities have adopted what amounts to double-digit increases in their property-tax...
  • Film official cautions against importing Hollywood values into China

    Film official cautions against importing Hollywood values into China
    It's now the world's biggest film market outside the U.S. But how do Hollywood filmmakers successfully penetrate the Great Wall of China? Find reliable partners, hire screenwriters who've actually visited the country and avoid grafting "Hollywood...
  • Homeowner association won't make repairs; is there recourse?

    Question: We bought our property in a homeowner association more than 15 years ago, influenced by the salesperson, board and managers who promoted "community." They emphasized amenities and goals of increasing and maintaining property values, ensuring...
  • Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike

    Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike
    The Orlando City Council gave preliminary approval to a 17.7 percent property tax increase on Monday, saying revenue collections aren't keeping pace with City Hall's expenses. The council voted unanimously to raise the property tax rate by $1, to $6....
  • Every city in Broward posts property value increase

    Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish released the tentative tax roll today. We'll have more coverage to come, but here are the city-by-city increases in value, including new construction: CITY or AREA / PERCENT INCREASE Broward County: 6.4...
  • 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...
  • Respecting ideology in the workplace

    Donald Sterling — the for-now owner of the Los Angeles Clippers — has set the bar for awful bosses at a height where the air gets thin. His racist comments to his girlfriend — recorded for all the world to hear — earned him an...
  • Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals

    No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil. At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...