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Broward County

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  • Kate MacFall: Bear hunt is no way to alleviate problem

    In response to recent conflicts between bears and humans in Central Florida, some legislators have suggested the Sunshine State needs to implement a trophy hunt on the unique and rare Florida black bear — a subspecies of the American black bear....
  • Soccer fans take a break for World Cup match

    Fans of the U.S. and German national soccer teams faced a tough choice on Thursday: Try to be productive and work, or duck out for a long lunch to watch the World Cup match. Some folks did both. Throughout Broward County, many employees made sure to...
  • How values increased, by city

    Here are the city-by-city increases in value, including increased value because of new construction: CITY or AREA / PERCENT INCREASE Broward County: 7.2 percent Unincorporated Broward: 3 percent Coconut Creek: 8.6 percent Cooper City: 7.9 percent...
  • Broward values rise, fall, rise

    Broward County taxable value A historic look at the taxable value of property in Broward County shows a wave pattern. 2000 $75 billion 2001 $82 billion 2002 $92 billion 2003 $102 billion 2004 $114 billion 2005 $132 billion 2006 $157 billion...
  • Jac VerSteeg: Marijuana as medicine? Let's get real, folks

    If I could choose any past or present movie star as the spokesman for Florida's medical marijuana amendment, it would be W.C. Fields. Fields, a star in the black-and-white days, played comic characters who drank copious amounts of alcohol but strictly, he...
  • Aquinas RB Jordan Scarlett decommits from FAU

    Aquinas RB Jordan Scarlett decommits from FAU
    The Jordan Scarlett sweepstakes are officially back on. Scarlett, a senior running back at St. Thomas Aquinas, said he has decommitted from FAU leaving his options open. "I felt like FAU wasn't the best decision for me academically and out on the...
  • Define 'jury of his peers'

    I have been called to jury duty in Broward County, but it occurs to me that my serving on a jury in this state may violate the defendant's rights to a trial by a jury of his peers. The definition of the word peer is as follows: 1. a person of the same...
  • Lighthouse Point new bridge construction delayed

    Q: Signs say the completion date for the Kingfisher Waterway Bridge is now summer of 2014. It appears no actual work has taken place for some time and I'm wondering whether the already extended completion date from the spring is realistic and why the...
  • No services, no vouchers. Period.

    No services,  no vouchers. Period.
      Florida hands out tens of millions of dollars in vouchers to help students with learning disabilities attend private schools. Hold your applause. There's a catch. There's always a catch. State law provides no requirement — thus no...
  • Worker's body found buried after he falls 12 feet into pit

    Worker's body found buried after he falls 12 feet into pit
    A worker was killed at a construction site Friday when the ground caved in beneath him and dropped him about 12 feet into a hole, leaving his body covered in sandy dirt with only his feet exposed, officials said. The deadly accident set off a massive...
  • Plantation to end community bus service

    After Sept. 30, the Plantation community bus service will be no more. Plantation Council members decided to do away with the buses and save the $220,000 a year it costs to run the program, because the number of people who ride the buses have been...