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Raising Hope: Indian Trails Guardian Angels Lift Awareness of Teen Suicide and Depression

| April 17, 2014

Raising Hope: Indian Trails Guardian Angels Lift Awareness of Teen Suicide and Depression

The Guardian Angels, one of two Indian Trails Middle School Service Learning groups doing projects in conjunction with Palm Coast’s annual Arbor Day celebration

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No Thanks: Bunnell Votes 4-1 to Return Old Courthouse to the County, Citing Costs and Liabilities

| April 15, 2014

No Thanks: Bunnell Votes 4-1 to Return Old Courthouse to the County, Citing Costs and Liabilities

The stunning reversal culminates months of doubt and disappointment about the building on city officials' part as they discovered a structure in more

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Drowning Unlikely After Search Off Flagler Beach Pier, But Authorities Locate Mystery Remains

| April 14, 2014

Drowning Unlikely After Search Off Flagler Beach Pier, But Authorities Locate Mystery Remains

County and Flagler Beach rescue authorities spent several fruitless hours searching for a man believed to have drowned in the surf off of South

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Trap, Neuter and Return: Feral Cat Program Makes Progress in Flagler Beach, But Not in Palm Coast

| April 14, 2014

Trap, Neuter and Return: Feral Cat Program Makes Progress in Flagler Beach, But Not in Palm Coast

The Flagler Humane Society is on pace to trap, neuter and return some 600 cats in Flagler Beach through a program that avoids killing

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On Again: Carver Center Auction Opens Bids for Safaris, Bowling, Pizza in a Commissioner’s Home (BYOB) and More

| April 10, 2014

On Again: Carver Center Auction Opens Bids for Safaris, Bowling, Pizza in a Commissioner’s Home (BYOB) and More

The popular Carver Center Online Auction is back for the fourth year, with some 67 items to bid on through the rest of the

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Grand Jury Declines to Indict Ex-Flagler Beach Cop Bobby MacDonald Over Wife’s Gunshot Wound, But Case May Remain Open for Years

| April 9, 2014

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Ex-Flagler Beach Cop Bobby MacDonald Over Wife’s Gunshot Wound, But Case May Remain Open for Years

A Flagler County grand jury found no probable cause to go forward with an indictment against Robert "Bobby" MacDonald, who brought his wife Kathy

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Open Skateboard Rinks to Scooters and Bikes? County and Flagler Beach Propose More Permissive Rules at Wadsworth

| April 9, 2014

Open Skateboard Rinks to Scooters and Bikes? County and Flagler Beach Propose More Permissive Rules at Wadsworth

The proposal is dividing officials and parents, some of whom like the broader allowance, some of whom consider it an invitation to accidents and

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Palm Coast Prepares to Run Its Own Elections, But Cost Would Rise and Turnout Drop

| April 8, 2014

Palm Coast Prepares to Run Its Own Elections, But Cost Would Rise and Turnout Drop

Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks and Palm Coast have been in talks to resolve their differences, but in case they don't, Palm Coast is

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My Agreement Or Else: Elections Supervisor Weeks Bluntly Rejects Palm Coast Proposals

| April 7, 2014

My Agreement Or Else: Elections Supervisor Weeks Bluntly Rejects Palm Coast Proposals

Reaffirming a stalemate, Weeks's refusal to conduct the Palm Coast elections on any terms but hers means the city may have to go it

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Two Conjugal Quarrels Lead to Violence and Arrests on Child Abuse Charges for Man and Woman

| April 7, 2014

Two Conjugal Quarrels Lead to Violence and Arrests on Child Abuse Charges for Man and Woman

Two separate incidents on Thursday and Saturday involving two unrelated couples led to the arrests of a Flagler Beach man and a Palm Coast

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Third Florida Wrong-Way Crash in Two Months Kills 2 and Injures 14 as 91 Year Old Man Errs

| April 5, 2014

Third Florida Wrong-Way Crash in Two Months Kills 2 and Injures 14 as 91 Year Old Man Errs

Ernest Lee Holmes, 91, drove his Buick south in the northbound lanes of I-75 near midnight Friday, crashing with one car head-on,

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Lawmakers Poised to Kill Florida KidCare Expansion for 25,000 Children of Legal Immigrants

| April 4, 2014

Lawmakers Poised to Kill Florida KidCare Expansion for 25,000 Children of Legal Immigrants

The proposal (HB 7 and SB 282) would eliminate a five-year waiting period for lawfully residing immigrants to be eligible for KidCare, a subsidized

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Your Amazon Holiday Is Over: Giant Starts Collecting Sales Tax in Florida in 2 Weeks

| April 17, 2014

Your Amazon Holiday Is Over: Giant Starts Collecting Sales Tax in Florida in 2 Weeks

For Floridians who are supposed to pay the taxes but haven't, the announcement of Amazon's entry into the state's brick-and-mortar retail landscape could mean about $80 million a year in sales taxes, according to one

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Despite Parental Notification Law, Court Finds Room for Teens to Protect Privacy When Seeking Abortion

| April 16, 2014

Despite Parental Notification Law, Court Finds Room for Teens to Protect Privacy When Seeking Abortion

Florida voters in 2004 approved a constitutional amendment that requires parents to be notified before their minor daughters can have abortions. But an appeals court ruling released Friday shows how far teens can go to

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House Balks at $2 Million-a-Year Tax Subsidy to Daytona Speedway as Other Breaks Advance

| April 15, 2014

House Balks at $2 Million-a-Year Tax Subsidy to Daytona Speedway as Other Breaks Advance

Funding for Daytona International Speedway and a temporary tax break on gym memberships could be casualties when the House and Senate meet next week on their opposing packages to complete Gov. Rick Scott's $500 million

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Rocky Mountain High or Reefer Madness? Legal Pot Comes with Risks

| April 13, 2014

Rocky Mountain High or Reefer Madness? Legal Pot Comes with Risks

Legal pot is attracting new and possibly naïve users — creating risks that some don't bargain for. Second, the public health system's desire to protect people may be well-intentioned, but regulation and efforts to track

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Palm Coast Voters Lose Again: The City Of Low Turnout Gets a Spoiled Election

| April 11, 2014

Palm Coast Voters Lose Again: The City Of Low Turnout Gets a Spoiled Election

Even if Palm Coast and Supervisor of Elections Weeks work out their differences, as it now looks like they have, voters have already lost as this months-long manufactured controversy will become election campaign fodder for

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Replacing Salisbury Steak With Sardines, Florida Prisons’ Kosher Option Raises Hackles

| April 11, 2014

Replacing Salisbury Steak With Sardines, Florida Prisons’ Kosher Option Raises Hackles

Inmates contend that the peanut butter, sardines and cabbage served up daily by the Florida Department of Corrections are designed to discourage them from signing up for the kosher meals or to punish inmates if

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Mega Health Bill Favoring Nurse Practitioners, Trauma Centers and Drs. Without State License Clears House Panel

| April 10, 2014

Mega Health Bill Favoring Nurse Practitioners, Trauma Centers and Drs. Without State License Clears House Panel

The bill would protect private for-profit trauma centers, allow for independent practice for nurse practitioners and allow out-of-state doctors to participate in telehealth without a Florida license. The Florida Medical Association opposes the latter two.

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Casino Legislation Is Dead This Year, But So Is Proposal to Report Injuries and Deaths of Race Greyhounds

| April 9, 2014

Casino Legislation Is Dead This Year, But So Is Proposal to Report Injuries and Deaths of Race Greyhounds

Florida will remain, along with Alabama, the only state that does not require require greyhound tracks to report dog injury and deaths. Also ended is a sweeping gambling overhaul that would have authorized two Las

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Corruption Theorem: Money as Speech and the Supreme Court’s Death Blow to Democracy

| April 7, 2014

Corruption Theorem: Money as Speech and the Supreme Court’s Death Blow to Democracy

We've come a long way from the days of Lawton Chiles, who won his election for governor despite limiting contributions to $10 a pop. There is no longer any bidding limit on the vast auction

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Health Groups Oppose Bill Banning E-Cigarettes to Minors, Calling It a Stealth Favor to Big Tobacco

| April 7, 2014

Health Groups Oppose Bill Banning E-Cigarettes to Minors, Calling It a Stealth Favor to Big Tobacco

The American Lung Association of Florida and other groups are fighting the measure because it would also ban local efforts to restrict the sales of cigarettes and other tobacco-related products.

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More Parents Are Defaulting on College Loans For Their Children, Costing Taxpayers

| April 6, 2014

More Parents Are Defaulting on College Loans For Their Children, Costing Taxpayers

The Parent Plus program allows parents to take out essentially uncapped amounts to cover college costs, regardless of the borrower's income or ability to repay the loan. But default rates, while still modest, have nearly

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Scoring the Legislature at the Half-Way Mark

| April 5, 2014

Scoring the Legislature at the Half-Way Mark

With the two chambers working in tandem on most issues, Gov. Rick Scott was able to sign a series of bills into law this week. They included a bill, dubbed the "Florida GI Bill," aimed

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Arts in Palm Coast & Flagler Going Coastal, Going Local: Palm Coast’s Workhorse Galleries Celebrate Their Own

Going Coastal, Going Local: Palm Coast’s Workhorse Galleries Celebrate Their Own

Hollingsworth Gallery opens its 6th annual show featuring its membership's works while the Flagler County Art League opens its first ever "Going Coastal" show as part of Second Saturday's Art Walk at City

Mar 8, 2014 / More »
Flagler 911 Drowning Unlikely After Search Off Flagler Beach Pier, But Authorities Locate Mystery Remains

Drowning Unlikely After Search Off Flagler Beach Pier, But Authorities Locate Mystery Remains

County and Flagler Beach rescue authorities spent several fruitless hours searching for a man believed to have drowned in the surf off of South 8th Street late Saturday afternoon. Authorities said that a

Apr 14, 2014 / More »
Rights & Liberties Dream Act’s Florida Push Dies as Senate Panel Kills Proposal to Give In-State Tuition to Undocumented Immigrants

Dream Act’s Florida Push Dies as Senate Panel Kills Proposal to Give In-State Tuition to Undocumented Immigrants

Supporters of the bill seemed taken aback by the news, which came less than a week after Sen. Jack Latvala, the Clearwater Republican who sponsored the bill, announced that half the Senate had

Apr 18, 2014 / More »
The Live Wire News-Journal’s Mark Lane, Chronicler of the Darwinian, Will Try to Explain Florida In Library Talk Friday

News-Journal’s Mark Lane, Chronicler of the Darwinian, Will Try to Explain Florida In Library Talk Friday

Lane will be bringing his wit, observation and histories to the Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast on Friday, April 4, at 2 p.m., for a talk entitled, "Trying to Explain Florida

Mar 31, 2014 / More »
Pierre Tristam Palm Coast Voters Lose Again: The City Of Low Turnout Gets a Spoiled Election

Palm Coast Voters Lose Again: The City Of Low Turnout Gets a Spoiled Election

Even if Palm Coast and Supervisor of Elections Weeks work out their differences, as it now looks like they have, voters have already lost as this months-long manufactured controversy will become election campaign

Apr 11, 2014 / More »
Jo Ann Nahirny A Matanzas High Teacher Reveals Her Evaluation Scores, and the Absurdity of Florida’s “VAM” Scam

A Matanzas High Teacher Reveals Her Evaluation Scores, and the Absurdity of Florida’s “VAM” Scam

What do my almighty "VAM" scores reveal about me, my students, the quality of my instruction or what goes on in my classroom? Absolutely nothing, writes JoAnn Nahirny, who deconstructs Florida's new teacher-evaluation

Feb 26, 2014 / More »
Steve Robinson Altered Space: When the Mall <br />Is a Refuge From Virtual Reality

Altered Space: When the Mall
Is a Refuge From Virtual Reality

With America's slouch toward the virtual at the expense of the real and the human, it is entirely possible that we will become nostalgic for malls as lost relics of interpersonal relations, alongside

Apr 5, 2014 / More »
Guest Columns Corruption Theorem: Money as Speech and the Supreme Court’s Death Blow to Democracy

Corruption Theorem: Money as Speech and the Supreme Court’s Death Blow to Democracy

We've come a long way from the days of Lawton Chiles, who won his election for governor despite limiting contributions to $10 a pop. There is no longer any bidding limit on the

Apr 7, 2014 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Raising Hope: Indian Trails Guardian Angels Lift Awareness of Teen Suicide and Depression »

Raising Hope: Indian Trails Guardian Angels Lift Awareness of Teen Suicide and Depression

The Guardian Angels, one of two Indian Trails Middle School Service Learning groups doing projects in conjunction with Palm Coast’s annual Arbor Day celebration on May 3, are raising money to dedicate a walkway at the Children’s Memorial Garden in Waterfront Park.

Apr 17 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

No Thanks: Bunnell Votes 4-1 to Return Old Courthouse to the County, Citing Costs and Liabilities »

No Thanks: Bunnell Votes 4-1 to Return Old Courthouse to the County, Citing Costs and Liabilities

The stunning reversal culminates months of doubt and disappointment about the building on city officials' part as they discovered a structure in more serious disrepair than the county had let on and tallied far more expensive bills ahead than the city could afford,

Apr 15 2014 / 16 comments / Read More »

Drowning Unlikely After Search Off Flagler Beach Pier, But Authorities Locate Mystery Remains »

Drowning Unlikely After Search Off Flagler Beach Pier, But Authorities Locate Mystery Remains

County and Flagler Beach rescue authorities spent several fruitless hours searching for a man believed to have drowned in the surf off of South 8th Street late Saturday afternoon. Authorities said that a drowning was not likely. But Flagler County Fire Chief Don Petito confirmed

Apr 14 2014 / 2 comments / Read More »
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