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  • Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County

    Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
  • Trial of Pope Benedict XVI's butler begins at Vatican

     
    VATICAN CITY -- The sensational trial of the self-proclaimed whistle-blowing butler of Pope Benedict XVI for allegedly stealing confidential documents from the papal apartments began Saturday in a small courtroom within the Vatican walls. Paolo Gabriele,...
  • Pope's Ex-Butler Gets 18 Months for Leaking Papers

    Pope's Ex-Butler Gets 18 Months for Leaking Papers
    ROME -- The pope's former butler, Paolo Gabriele, was convicted Saturday of aggravated theft for leaking confidential papal documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay the costs of the trial at the Vatican City courthouse....
  • Study calls for probing of political corruption in more than 60 suburbs

    Study calls for probing of political corruption in more than 60 suburbs
    A proposal to create an inspector general for the suburbs drew skeptical reactions Monday, as officeholders and taxpayer watchdogs questioned how the position would work and whether it’s necessary. But the idea got a warm reception from Gov. Pat...
  • Boynton Beach, Lantana volutarily accept county's new ethics rules

     
    Boynton Beach and Lantana this week became the first two cities to voluntarily submit to the oversight of Palm Beach County???s new ethics reform measures. County commissioners on Tuesday approved agreements with Boynton Beach and Lantana to extend the...
  • Ethics Commission calls for fixing Palm Beach County's Ethics Code loophole

     
    Palm Beach County???s Ethics Commission has endorsed closing a loophole in new anti-corruption rules that threatens to leave some misuse of power unpunished. The new county ethics code that took effect May 1 requires conflicts of interest or other misuse....
  • Scandal-plagued Palm Beach County phasing out ethics advisory committee

     
    Thanks but no thanks was the answer Tuesday from the Palm Beach County Commission when its Ethics Implementation Advisory Committee asked to stick around for another six months. The committee was created after the County Commission in December 2009...
  • Ethics Awareness Day starts with warning against rationalizing bad behavior

     
    Palm Beach County???s Ethics Awareness Day started Friday with a lesson in how people rationalize breaking rules and what can be done to prevent wrongdoing. The county???s Ethics Commission today is hosting daylong activities featuring speeches, debates...
  • Former prosecutor joining Palm Beach County Ethics Commission

     
    A former Palm Beach County prosecutor on Thursday is scheduled to become the newest member of the county???s two-year-old Ethics Commission. Daniel Galo, a prosecutor for 22 years at the State Attorney???s Office who now works in private practice,...
  • Pope's butler to stand trial in scandal over leaked Vatican documents

     
    Pope's butler indicted: The butler to Pope Benedict XVI was indicted Monday in the scandal over leaked Vatican documents. Paolo Gabriele is to stand trial on a charge of aggravated theft for his alleged role in leaking documents that exposed infighting in...
  • In Theory: Can we disagree, still maintain standing?

    Q. A study released June 9 by the Public Religion Research Institute: “Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality, What the Millennial Generation Tells Us about the Future of the Abortion Debate and the Culture Wars.” The survey was...