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Carla Traister, Champion Protector of Flagler’s Homeless, Wins Outstanding Leadership Award

| July 28, 2016

Carla Traister, Champion Protector of Flagler’s Homeless, Wins Outstanding Leadership Award

The 2016 Northeast Florida Community Action Agency’s award cites Traister's work at the Sheltering Tree, Flagler County's only homeless shelter on cold nights, which

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Troy DuBose, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 28, 2016

Troy DuBose, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

Troy DuBose is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 1. He faces three other candidates in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30: Robert Cuff,

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Boy, 13, Arrested in Assault and Robbery of 10-Year-Old Over Sneakers at Ralph Carter Park

| July 27, 2016

Boy, 13, Arrested in Assault and Robbery of 10-Year-Old Over Sneakers at Ralph Carter Park

A 13-year-old boy and resident of Riverina Drive in Palm Coast was arrested on a second-degree felony robbery charge after allegedly beating down a

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Appeals Court Upholds Red-Light Cameras But Urges Florida Supreme Court to Rule Decisively

| July 27, 2016

Appeals Court Upholds Red-Light Cameras But Urges Florida Supreme Court to Rule Decisively

A court upheld Aventura's program, which relies on police, not the private contractor, to make decisions about ticketing motorists. But the court wants the

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Robert Cuff, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 27, 2016

Robert Cuff, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

Robert Cuff is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 1. He faces three other candidates in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30: Troy DuBose,

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Ex-Cop Stavris Pleads, “I Wouldn’t Make It Out of State Prison,” and Gets 3 Years for Lewd Facebook Use Involving Children

| July 26, 2016

Ex-Cop Stavris Pleads, “I Wouldn’t Make It Out of State Prison,” and Gets 3 Years for Lewd Facebook Use Involving Children

Ex-Bunnell cop Michael Stavris had fabricated a Facebook page under his girlfriend's daughter's name, solicited boys' naked pictures and said he wanted to break

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European Village Resident Ralph Wolff, 68, Critical After 4-Story Fall

| July 26, 2016

European Village Resident Ralph Wolff, 68, Critical After 4-Story Fall

Wolff had been locked out of his apartment and was attempting to hop from balcony to balcony to make it hope. A chair may

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School Board Readies to Approve Lowest Tax in at Least 22 Years, But Without Cheers

| July 26, 2016

School Board Readies to Approve Lowest Tax in at Least 22 Years, But Without Cheers

The new tax rate equates to a 4.2 percent decrease from the current rate for homeowners and businesses, which will make a noticeable difference

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Pam Richardson, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 26, 2016

Pam Richardson, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

Pam Richardson is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 3. She faces two other candidates in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30:

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Bunnell’s Tucker Upsets Colleagues With Surprise Bid to Merge Fire Department With County

| July 25, 2016

Bunnell’s Tucker Upsets Colleagues With Surprise Bid to Merge Fire Department With County

Previously Bunnell Commissioner Elbert Tucker wanted to dissolve the city's police department to save money. Now he wants to dissolve the volunteer fire department

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Forest Grove Drive Access to Old Kings Road North Closes Permanently

| July 25, 2016

Forest Grove Drive Access to Old Kings Road North Closes Permanently

This permanent road closure is the final step in the recent construction of the Old Kings Road extension on the west side of Forest

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Anita Moeder, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 25, 2016

Anita Moeder, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

Anita Moeder is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 3. She faces two other candidates: Nick Klufas and Pam Richardson in the

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Florida & Beyond, and All Opinions

Florida’s Only Openly Gay Lawmaker Describes a Rick Scott More Accepting of LGBT

| July 28, 2016

Florida’s Only Openly Gay Lawmaker Describes a Rick Scott More Accepting of LGBT

In the days after 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Gov. Rick Scott privately expressed some support for gay rights to the state's only openly gay state lawmaker, David Richardson.

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Thursday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 106, Flagler Beach Talks Higher Tax and Montessori, Cop Fatalities

| July 28, 2016

Thursday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 106, Flagler Beach Talks Higher Tax and Montessori, Cop Fatalities

Flagler Beach's tax rate may jump considerably next year, a lease is in the works for its Montessori school, another global warming scorcher, Alan Wolfe on religion in the public sphere.

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Republicans’ Women Problem

| July 27, 2016

Republicans’ Women Problem

Long before Donald Trump the Republican Party has been relentlessly pushing policies aimed at curtailing women’s reproductive rights, economic freedom, access to health care, and autonomy.

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Amazon to Open 1,500-Job Fulfillment Center in Jacksonville, 3rd in Florida

| July 27, 2016

Amazon to Open 1,500-Job Fulfillment Center in Jacksonville, 3rd in Florida

A day after announcing the opening of a 750,000 square-foot shipping center in Romeoville, Ill., Amazon today announced it would open a slightly larger fulfillment center in Jacksonville, employing some 1,500 people. It will be

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Wednesday Briefing: Chris Sepe on Blue, Black and All Lives, Indian Trails Stampede, America’s Colored Prisons

| July 27, 2016

Wednesday Briefing: Chris Sepe on Blue, Black and All Lives, Indian Trails Stampede, America’s Colored Prisons

21-year veteran Sheriff's Cmdr. Chris Sepe on black, blue and all lives, back to school continues with Indian Trails class assignments, disproportionate black populations of U.S. prisons.

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Tuesday Briefing: Ex-Cop Stavris’s Sentencing, School Tax Rate, 911 Maintenance, Zero-Sum Politics

| July 26, 2016

Tuesday Briefing: Ex-Cop Stavris’s Sentencing, School Tax Rate, 911 Maintenance, Zero-Sum Politics

Ex-Bunnell cop Michael Stavris's computer porn charges were reduced to felony child abuse in a plea, the school board sets the lowest tax rate in at least 22 years, Palm Coast talks 911 dispatching.

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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

| July 25, 2016

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

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Dena Minning Grayson Hopes to Keep Alan’s Central Florida Congressional Seat In Family

| July 25, 2016

Dena Minning Grayson Hopes to Keep Alan’s Central Florida Congressional Seat In Family

The marriage in late May between Alan Grayson and Dena Minning reshuffled a Democratic primary for a Central Florida congressional seat being vacated by Grayson, one of the party's most progressive provocateurs.

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Monday Briefing: Plantation Bay Steams Off, Joan Rivers’s Sex Life, Religious Americans

| July 25, 2016

Monday Briefing: Plantation Bay Steams Off, Joan Rivers’s Sex Life, Religious Americans

The Plantation Bay utility's less than satisfied customers meet with county officials, Bob Graham meets with Florida's Democratic delegation at the Democratic National Convention, how Americans' religious beliefs stack up in the West.

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Goodbye News-Journal

| July 24, 2016

Goodbye News-Journal

Rick de Yampert, the former arts writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, explains why he cancelled his newspaper subscription for the first time in 43 years.

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Clinton, In Tampa, Punches Back Against “Fear and Resentment” as Florida Showdown Looms

| July 23, 2016

Clinton, In Tampa, Punches Back Against “Fear and Resentment” as Florida Showdown Looms

Characterizing Trump's acceptance speech Thursday night as dominated by "fear and resentment," Clinton painted her opponent as a divisive and angry threat to the nation's future.

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At City Rep’s Theater Workshop for Teens, Homer’s Odyssey Navigates Scylla and Charybdis of Bad Habits

| July 22, 2016

At City Rep’s Theater Workshop for Teens, Homer’s Odyssey Navigates Scylla and Charybdis of Bad Habits

CRT’s “Odyssey,” staged this weekend at City Marketplace in Palm Coast, stars eight performers ages 15 to 21 in the culmination of the six-week-long workshop that sought to break the performers from the bad habits

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Culture At City Rep’s Theater Workshop for Teens, Homer’s Odyssey Navigates Scylla and Charybdis of Bad Habits

At City Rep’s Theater Workshop for Teens, Homer’s Odyssey Navigates Scylla and Charybdis of Bad Habits

CRT’s “Odyssey,” staged this weekend at City Marketplace in Palm Coast, stars eight performers ages 15 to 21 in the culmination of the six-week-long workshop that sought to break the performers from the

Jul 22, 2016 / More »
Flagler 911 Boy, 13, Arrested in Assault and Robbery of 10-Year-Old Over Sneakers at Ralph Carter Park

Boy, 13, Arrested in Assault and Robbery of 10-Year-Old Over Sneakers at Ralph Carter Park

A 13-year-old boy and resident of Riverina Drive in Palm Coast was arrested on a second-degree felony robbery charge after allegedly beating down a 10-year-old boy playing Pokemon Go and taking his sneakers

Jul 27, 2016 / More »
Rights & Liberties Florida’s Only Openly Gay Lawmaker Describes a Rick Scott More Accepting of LGBT

Florida’s Only Openly Gay Lawmaker Describes a Rick Scott More Accepting of LGBT

In the days after 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Gov. Rick Scott privately expressed some support for gay rights to the state's only openly gay state lawmaker, David

Jul 28, 2016 / More »
The Live Wire Thursday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 106, Flagler Beach Talks Higher Tax and Montessori, Cop Fatalities

Thursday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 106, Flagler Beach Talks Higher Tax and Montessori, Cop Fatalities

Flagler Beach's tax rate may jump considerably next year, a lease is in the works for its Montessori school, another global warming scorcher, Alan Wolfe on religion in the public sphere.

Jul 28, 2016 / More »
Pierre Tristam Missing Frank Meeker

Missing Frank Meeker

Some elected officials leave a much bigger void than others when they die in office. Flagler County Commissioner Frank Meeker's loss an interrupted legacy that was just hitting its stride.

Jul 28, 2016 / More »
Nancy Smith For LGBT, Always That Target on Their Backs

For LGBT, Always That Target on Their Backs

It turns out shooter Omar Marteen may have been motivated by both homophobia and Islamic radicalism. That should not come as a surprise, writes Nancy Smith.

Jun 14, 2016 / More »
Project Syndicate Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump holds his own supporters in the greatest contempt as he stokes and manipulates their rage, rooted in frustration with stagnant wages and fear of the unknown. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric has helped to

Apr 30, 2016 / More »
Guest Columns Republicans’ Women Problem

Republicans’ Women Problem

Long before Donald Trump the Republican Party has been relentlessly pushing policies aimed at curtailing women’s reproductive rights, economic freedom, access to health care, and autonomy.

Jul 27, 2016 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Carla Traister, Champion Protector of Flagler’s Homeless, Wins Outstanding Leadership Award »

Carla Traister, Champion Protector of Flagler’s Homeless, Wins Outstanding Leadership Award

The 2016 Northeast Florida Community Action Agency’s award cites Traister's work at the Sheltering Tree, Flagler County's only homeless shelter on cold nights, which Traister co-founded in 2009.

Jul 28 2016 / 1 comment / Read More »

Troy DuBose, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview »

Troy DuBose, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

Troy DuBose is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 1. He faces three other candidates in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30: Robert Cuff, Sims Jones and Arthur McGovern, Jr. All registered voters may cast a ballot.

Jul 28 2016 / 4 comments / Read More »

Boy, 13, Arrested in Assault and Robbery of 10-Year-Old Over Sneakers at Ralph Carter Park »

Boy, 13, Arrested in Assault and Robbery of 10-Year-Old Over Sneakers at Ralph Carter Park

A 13-year-old boy and resident of Riverina Drive in Palm Coast was arrested on a second-degree felony robbery charge after allegedly beating down a 10-year-old boy playing Pokemon Go and taking his sneakers at Ralph Carter Park Tuesday afternoon.

Jul 27 2016 / 22 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Thursday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 106, Flagler Beach Talks Higher Tax and Montessori, Cop Fatalities »

Thursday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 106, Flagler Beach Talks Higher Tax and Montessori, Cop FatalitiesFlagler Beach's tax rate may jump considerably next year, a lease is in the works for its Montessori school, another global warming scorcher, Alan Wolfe

Jul 28 2016 / No comment / Read More »
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