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Ethics

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  • Recess, sewer hookups, and speeder: Letters

    Recess, sewer hookups, and speeder: Letters
    The case for recess How sad that some elementary-school principals find no value in recess for young students. For centuries, the notion that a healthy body is necessary for a healthy mind has been accepted by most educated people. The ancient...
  • The Tween Sinkhole: Self-Esteem

    The Tween Sinkhole: Self-Esteem
    “Where did my sunny, funny child go? And who’s this twitchy, anxious tweenager holing up in his bedroom?” Many a parent has asked me a variation of that question. I get it. I witnessed my own sixth-grade daughter’s confidence...
  • Lobbyist's attorney: Roland Burris involved in shakedown while in Senate

    Lobbyist's attorney: Roland Burris involved in shakedown while in Senate
    Two years after Roland Burris’ controversial term in the U.S. Senate ended in 2010, a businessman who’d been arrested in a public corruption fraud scheme in Chicago told a federal grand jury that while in office Burris had tried to shake him...
  • Why America's wilderness matters

    Why America's wilderness matters
    I grew up in New York City, which is probably why I care so much about wilderness. For city kids, wild country was a novelty, not the feared adversary it was on various American frontiers. I got into it early and as often as possible, becoming one of...
  • Trantalis says ethics commission won't pursue complaint against him

    Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis claimed victory Friday against allegations that he had committed “egregious ethical violations” concerning a proposed beach development. Attorney Bill Scherer filed a complaint with the state...
  • McAuliffe wades into ethics reform

    McAuliffe wades into ethics reform
    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe will roll out a new set of ethics proposals before the 2015 legislative session, developing them through a bipartisan commission that will also take a deep dive into long-standing traditions of Virginia government....
  • Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'

    Facebook, OkCupid research raises new ethical questions in use of 'big data'
    Every day companies mine online data to track consumer habits, but two University of Maryland law professors say Facebook and dating service OkCupid went too far by manipulating their users' experience to study their behavior. At the professors' urging,...
  • Big Sugar bags Florida's top lawmakers

     Big Sugar bags Florida's top lawmakers
    On the tab of Big Sugar, clues show Florida's governor, agriculture commissioner and an array of past, current and future state House speakers have quietly traveled to Texas to hunt at King Ranch. The lawmakers might have bagged some critters. But it...
  • Lobbyist watch: Platt, others come to CSC's aid [UPDATED]

    Lobbyist watch: Platt, others come to CSC's aid [UPDATED]
    [UPDATED with response from George Platt] The county ethics code put a damper on elected officials asking -- and coercing -- people to help out their pet charities and causes. But lobbyists can still do it, winning points with elected officials....
  • 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...
  • Kathy Foster best choice for County Commission

    Palm Beach County's next District 6 commissioner will need less of term-limited Jess Santamaria's arrogance, but all of his independence. With that in mind, the Sun Sentinel endorses Kathy Foster in the Aug. 26 primary. District 6 includes Wellington,...