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Going ISIS in Palm Coast: Vandals Smash a Venus de Milo Statue at European Village

| July 31, 2014

Going ISIS in Palm Coast: Vandals Smash a Venus de Milo Statue at European Village

Sometime in the night of July 9, a group of five teen-looking individuals were caught on surveillance video smashing a small replica of

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Following Flagler Beach’s Lead, Palm Coast Is Drafting Restrictions on Medical Pot Shops

| July 30, 2014

Following Flagler Beach’s Lead, Palm Coast Is Drafting Restrictions on Medical Pot Shops

Floridians' vote on Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana, is still four months away, but the Palm Coast City Council wants to

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Palm Coast Data Lost 70% of Clients in 6 Years; Parent Company Posts $2.9 Million Loss for ’14

| July 30, 2014

Palm Coast Data Lost 70% of Clients in 6 Years; Parent Company Posts $2.9 Million Loss for ’14

Palm Coast Data now performs subscription fulfillment services for 405 magazine titles representing 90 clients, down from 1,050 magazines and 300 clients when it

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Q&A Forum Featuring All Candidates for Local Office Monday at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn

| July 30, 2014

Q&A Forum Featuring All Candidates for Local Office Monday at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn

It starts at 5 p.m. with a little booze and at 6 p.m. with a lot of questions. The public is not only welcome

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Bunnell Eliminates 40% Of Police Department as Part of Wider Cost-Cuts and Lay-Offs

| July 29, 2014

Bunnell Eliminates 40% Of Police Department as Part of Wider Cost-Cuts and Lay-Offs

Seeking to cut an $800,000 deficit that represents a fifth of the city's budget, the Bunnell City Commission Monday cut its commission salaries by

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Repertory Theatre Will Keep Its Home in a Favorable Arrangement With City Marketplace

| July 29, 2014

Repertory Theatre Will Keep Its Home in a Favorable Arrangement With City Marketplace

The theater will remain at City Marketplace for at least one more year. City Repertory’s future had been in doubt for months with the

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Bear Spotted Roaming Around Palm Coast’s B Section

| July 29, 2014

Bear Spotted Roaming Around Palm Coast’s B Section

A black bear was spotted late this afternoon in the area of Belle Terre Parkway and Brookside Lane in northwestern Palm Coast. A short

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For 2nd Time in 5 Days, South Bunnell Is Scene of Violent Attack, This Time a Stabbing

| July 29, 2014

For 2nd Time in 5 Days, South Bunnell Is Scene of Violent Attack, This Time a Stabbing

Edward Godwin, a 68-year-old felon on probation and with a long arrest record, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after allegedly stabbing a

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61% of Palm Coast’s Blue-Collar Workers Unionize, Citing City’s Inattention to Grievances

| July 28, 2014

61% of Palm Coast’s Blue-Collar Workers Unionize, Citing City’s Inattention to Grievances

A decisive majority of the 140 blue-collar workers in Palm Coast’s utilities department—the city’s largest—voted last week to unionize, making them the second city

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A Man Brandishes a Knife at Police Then Jumps To His Death at Ormond Resort on A1A

| July 28, 2014

A Man Brandishes a Knife at Police Then Jumps To His Death at Ormond Resort on A1A

Ormond Beach police are investigating what they call a "suspicious incident/suicide" that took place early this morning at the Royal Floridian Resort on State

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Three Arrested After Chase and Violent Armed Robbery Leaves 2 Victims Injured on SR100

| July 27, 2014

Three Arrested After Chase and Violent Armed Robbery Leaves 2 Victims Injured on SR100

The armed robbery at 11 p.m. at SR100 and Belle Terre Parkway took place just as firefighters were battling a house fire in Grand

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Palm Coast’s Tom Hanson and Doug Akins Land Awards for City’s Web Design and Tornado Video

| July 26, 2014

Palm Coast’s Tom Hanson and Doug Akins Land Awards for City’s Web Design and Tornado Video

For Tom Hanson and Palm Coast's TV199, annual awards have become the the norm since he launched the city's public-access TV station in 2007,

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Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs But Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 6.2%

| August 1, 2014

Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs But Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 6.2%

Mediocre: it's the The best that can be said about the unemployment report for July as the economy added 209,000 jobs, about 20,000 jobs short of expectations, and the unemployment rate edged up to 6.2

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Gambling Is For Losers: We Should Ban It in Florida

| July 31, 2014

Gambling Is For Losers: We Should Ban It in Florida

We need a state constitutional amendment to ban all wagering in Florida, argues Stephen Goldtsein. Oddly, raising taxes is considered a cardinal sin, but gambling is supposedly a blessing — especially since the state began

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Sen. Sobel Calls for All Child Deaths, Not Just Those From Abuse, To Be Reported

| July 31, 2014

Sen. Sobel Calls for All Child Deaths, Not Just Those From Abuse, To Be Reported

Florida just passed a law requiring the reporting of all child abuse deaths in an annual report. That's not enough, Sen. Sobel says, proposing that all criminally-related child deaths, even in car wrecks, should be

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Backing Down From Stricter Rules, State Regulators Would Allow Mobile Pot Delivery

| July 30, 2014

Backing Down From Stricter Rules, State Regulators Would Allow Mobile Pot Delivery

Florida pot dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the state's move to a limited type of medical marijuana.

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Briefing : Amendment 2, Medical Marijuana Legalization

| July 30, 2014

Briefing : Amendment 2, Medical Marijuana Legalization

The Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, known as Amendment 2, is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Florida. The measure would legalize medical marijuana through an amendment to the state Constitution. Here's a

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Consumer Confidence in Florida Hits Another Post-Recession High as US Economy Grows 4%

| July 30, 2014

Consumer Confidence in Florida Hits Another Post-Recession High as US Economy Grows 4%

The consumer-confidence report coincides with the Department of Commerce's report Wednesday morning that the national economy grew at a brisk annual 4 percent rate in the second quarter, compared to a shrinking of 2.1 percent

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Impeaching Obama, Ghastly Gaza, The Times Goes to Pot, Sarah Palin Goes Oprah

| July 30, 2014

Impeaching Obama, Ghastly Gaza, The Times Goes to Pot, Sarah Palin Goes Oprah

The GOP fantasizes about impeaching Obama, The New York Times finally loves pot legalization, Gaza explodes all sorts of myths, Sarah Palin launches a ghastly channel, Siegfried Sassoon reminds us of heroism's ironies, and what

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The Revealing Arrogance Behind Rick Scott Re-Election Campaign’s Leaked Memo

| July 29, 2014

The Revealing Arrogance Behind Rick Scott Re-Election Campaign’s Leaked Memo

As usual with Scott and Company, argues Daniel Tilson, you learn at least as much about their mindset and strategy from what they don’t say, as from what they do.

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Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend: Here’s A Guide

| July 29, 2014

Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend: Here’s A Guide

Florida's 2014 sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing, shoes and personal computers and other select accessories is this weekend--starting at a minute after midnight Friday, Aug. 1, through midnight Sunday, Aug. 3.

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Judge Upholds Blind Trust Law, Allowing Gov. Scott to Shield Assets From Public

| July 28, 2014

Judge Upholds Blind Trust Law, Allowing Gov. Scott to Shield Assets From Public

Critics say the device contradicts constitutional safeguards requiring Florida voters to be made aware of what a public official owns and how it might affect his or her decisions. Scott, who reported a net worth

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Floridians Support Legalization of Medical Marijuana By 9-1 Margin, Sustaining High

| July 28, 2014

Floridians Support Legalization of Medical Marijuana By 9-1 Margin, Sustaining High

The latest Quinnipiac University poll--the most authoritative poll on the matter--finds 88 percent of Floridians favoring medical marijuana, with 10 percent opposed, including 83 percent support from voters 65 and older and 95 percent support

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It’s Not Benghazi: Hillary Clinton’s Real Scandal Is Honduras.

| July 26, 2014

It’s Not Benghazi: Hillary Clinton’s Real Scandal Is Honduras.

Desperate Honduran children are seeking refuge from a human rights nightmare that would cast a dark cloud over Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid right now if the media were paying any attention.

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Arts in Palm Coast & Flagler Hollingsworth Gallery Will Leave City Marketplace for Nature Scapes, Closing Curtain on Vibrant Arts and Theater Era

Hollingsworth Gallery Will Leave City Marketplace for Nature Scapes, Closing Curtain on Vibrant Arts and Theater Era

Hollingsworth Gallery and Nature Scapes in Bunnell are near a deal on the gallery taking over a 6,0000-square-foot building to develop new arts programs and a full arts community there, but leaving City

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Flagler 911 Going ISIS in Palm Coast: Vandals Smash a Venus de Milo Statue at European Village

Going ISIS in Palm Coast: Vandals Smash a Venus de Milo Statue at European Village

Sometime in the night of July 9, a group of five teen-looking individuals were caught on surveillance video smashing a small replica of the famed Greek Venus de Milo. The statue will

Jul 31, 2014 / More »
Rights & Liberties Judge Upholds Blind Trust Law, Allowing Gov. Scott to Shield Assets From Public

Judge Upholds Blind Trust Law, Allowing Gov. Scott to Shield Assets From Public

Critics say the device contradicts constitutional safeguards requiring Florida voters to be made aware of what a public official owns and how it might affect his or her decisions. Scott, who reported a

Jul 28, 2014 / More »
The Live Wire Q&A Forum Featuring All Candidates for Local Office Monday at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn

Q&A Forum Featuring All Candidates for Local Office Monday at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn

It starts at 5 p.m. with a little booze and at 6 p.m. with a lot of questions. The public is not only welcome but urged to be there: voter apathy has been

Jul 30, 2014 / More »
Pierre Tristam How the NFL Protects Wife-Beaters: Ray Rice’s Laughable Suspension

How the NFL Protects Wife-Beaters: Ray Rice’s Laughable Suspension

Baltimore Ravens's Ray Rice got a mere two-game suspension for beating his fiancee (now wife) unconscious in an elevator a few months ago. The mockery of punishment shows why goons can always depend

Jul 25, 2014 / More »
Jo Ann Nahirny PERT: Why Flagler Students Are Forced to Take the Stupidest Test You’ve Never Heard Of

PERT: Why Flagler Students Are Forced to Take the Stupidest Test You’ve Never Heard Of

Why are a slew of high achievers at Matanzas High School and FPC who have already succeeded in various courses having to take the so-called Post Secondary Educational Readiness Test on top

May 14, 2014 / More »
Steve Robinson The Only Immigration “Crisis” Is America’s Refusal to Take In Children With Open Arms

The Only Immigration “Crisis” Is America’s Refusal to Take In Children With Open Arms

What are we to make of people who will stand in front of a TV camera and say they don’t want “those” people in their town? What are we to make of people

Jul 17, 2014 / More »
Guest Columns Gambling Is For Losers: We Should Ban It in Florida

Gambling Is For Losers: We Should Ban It in Florida

We need a state constitutional amendment to ban all wagering in Florida, argues Stephen Goldtsein. Oddly, raising taxes is considered a cardinal sin, but gambling is supposedly a blessing — especially since the

Jul 31, 2014 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Going ISIS in Palm Coast: Vandals Smash a Venus de Milo Statue at European Village »

Going ISIS in Palm Coast: Vandals Smash a Venus de Milo Statue at European Village

Sometime in the night of July 9, a group of five teen-looking individuals were caught on surveillance video smashing a small replica of the famed Greek Venus de Milo. The statue will cost $3,500 to replace,

Jul 31 2014 / 10 comments / Read More »

Following Flagler Beach’s Lead, Palm Coast Is Drafting Restrictions on Medical Pot Shops »

Following Flagler Beach’s Lead, Palm Coast Is Drafting Restrictions on Medical Pot Shops

Floridians' vote on Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana, is still four months away, but the Palm Coast City Council wants to prepare with an ordinance that would restrict dispensaries to commercial areas, though how that would differ from regular drug stores is

Jul 30 2014 / 3 comments / Read More »

Palm Coast Data Lost 70% of Clients in 6 Years; Parent Company Posts $2.9 Million Loss for ’14 »

Palm Coast Data Lost 70% of Clients in 6 Years; Parent Company Posts $2.9 Million Loss for ’14

Palm Coast Data now performs subscription fulfillment services for 405 magazine titles representing 90 clients, down from 1,050 magazines and 300 clients when it inked a deal with Palm Coast government in 2008 to stay in the city and pledge to increase the workforce by

Jul 30 2014 / 6 comments / Read More »
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