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Wednesday Briefing: More Early Voting, Hosseini’s ICI Homes Lands in Town Center, Cops Like SUVs, Messing With Muslims

| August 24, 2016

An arresting statement by Judge Foxman at a sentencing, keep voting, ICI homes places parcels under contract in Town Center, Black Lives Matter still, how New York cops regularly violate rules in investigations of Muslim groups.

For Bunnell’s Tucker, Sharp Loss on Firehouse Consolidation Signals Return to Minority

| August 23, 2016

Bunnell Commissioner Elbert Tucker’s proposal to fold the Bunnell Fire Department into the county and shift savings to the city’s police department was rebuked Monday, and Tucker’s role on the commission appears to return to where it had been years ago: as a dissenter.

Tuesday Briefing: Youth Orchestra Recruiting, Zaire Roberts Sentencing, Solar’s Amendment 4, Shield Laws

| August 23, 2016

The Flagler Youth Orchestra recruits at Wadsworth and Belle Terre Elementaries with its quartet, Zaire Roberts is sentenced for the shooting of Phillip Haire in 2015, a primer on shield laws for journalists.

Monday Briefing: Future of Bunnell’s Fire Department, Stamps and Coins, Bad Bail, Good Burkinis, Mozart’s 27th

| August 22, 2016

Bunnell Commissioner Elbert Tucker tries again to convince his colleagues to let Flagler County absorb the Bunnell Volunteer Fire Department, the burkini is making waves, FPL tries for another rate hike.

Un-American Activities

| August 20, 2016

Before Donald Trump’s “extreme vetting” there was Extreme Vetter Pat McCarran, the Nevada Senator whose name graces some of America’s most xeonopbic, repressive and largely unconstitutional laws. Trump is channeling him.

Weekend Briefing: Shock of Syria Again, Kim Weeks in Court, Surfers for Autism, Lochte’s Lie, Trump’s Health

| August 19, 2016

Ex-elections supervisor Kim Weeks is in court for a pre-trial again, Robert Zetrouer, accused of raping a 13-year-old girl, is expected to be sentenced, the 7th annual Surfing for Autism day is Saturday, reading between the lines of Trump’s health.

Judge Allows European Village Shooter Daniel Noble to Seek Help in Indiana Pending Trial

| August 18, 2016

Daniel Noble, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, brandished an assault weapon and fired two shots at European Village before being wrestled to the ground in 2014. He’s been in treatment since, awaiting trial on assault charges.

Thomas Dougherty, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 18, 2016

Thomas Dougherty is the only NPA candidate for Flagler County Sheriff in the Nov. 8th general elections. He’ll face the winners the the Republican and Democratic primaries, but his self-funded run is limited.

Thursday Briefing: Bears Among Us, Schools’ Town Hall, Breitbart’s Trump, Golf Club Costs

| August 18, 2016

Early voting continues, a Fish and Wildlife bear specialist offers a primer on how to deal with bears in Palm Coast, spotting bullshit, Breitbart takes over Donald Trump, Fire Station 25 provides car seat checks.

Wednesday Briefing: Tourism Budget, New Voting Laws, Hospital Deaths, Veterans Court, Symphonie Fantastique

| August 17, 2016

Early voting continues today, the Flagler County Tourist Development Board reviews the coming year’s budget, how new voting laws could affect the election, the complete Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.

Donald Trump’s War on Media: The Case For Fighting Back

| August 16, 2016

It’s not a stretch to say that last week in Daytona and Thursday night in Kissimmee, Trump and his surrogates were literally inciting mobs against the media. Not casually or with humor, but with calculated and malicious anger.

Donald O’Brien, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 16, 2016

Donald O’Brien is a Republican candidate for Flagler County Commission, District 3. His opponents in the Aug. 30 Republican primary is Denise Calderwood. The winner will face Democrat incumbent George Hanns in the Nov. 8 general election.

Tuesday Briefing: Vote Early, Zika Update, Bunker Budgeting, Food Truck Tuesday, Lies and Trump

| August 16, 2016

Early voting continues today, the Flagler County Health Department’s administrator gives a Zika virus update, Food Truck Tuesday in Central Park, Wynton Marsalis.

Denise Calderwood, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 15, 2016

Denise Calderwood is a Republican candidate for Flagler County Commission, District 3. Her opponents in the Aug. 30 Republican primary is Donald O’Brien. The winner will face Democrat incumbent George Hanns in the Nov. 8 general election.

Monday Briefing: Start Voting Today, Meeker’s Soccer Fields, DuBose Tries Again for Planning Board, Netts Goes TDC

| August 15, 2016

Whatever your registration–Independent, Democrat, Republican, Socialist–there’s plenty of races for you to vote in even though it’s a primary. The county commission dedicates soccer fields to Frank meeker at Wadsworth Park and talks Veterans Court.

Hawkish Hillary: Clinton May Sound Friendly to Muslims. But Her Record Is Bloodier.

| August 14, 2016

Even while Hillary Clinton condemns Donald Trump’s erratic statements on foreign policy, there’s no evidence she sees any need to redraw her own hawkish playbook that goes back to her enthusiastic support for the Iraq war.

David Sullivan, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 14, 2016

David Sullivan is a Republican candidate for Flagler County Commission, District 3. His opponent in the Aug. 30 Republican primary is Jason France. The winner will face Democrat Barbara Revels in the Nov. 8 general election.

Jason France, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 13, 2016

Jason France is a Republican candidate for the Flagler County Commission in District 3. He faces Dave Sullivan in the Aug. 30 Republican primary. The winner will face Democrat Barbara Revels, who faces no primary opposition, in November.

The Suicide Candidate

| August 12, 2016

Donald Trump will never win the presidency. He knows it and doesn’t want it. But that makes him more dangerous, not less. He’s a fanatic. He’s a suicide candidate. And we still have three months of rampage.

Chamber Poll: Flagler’s Trump Country; Cuff, Lenhart, Holland, O’Brien and Conklin Win Big

| August 12, 2016

The Flagler County Chamber’s first candidate hob nob Thursday drew some 300 people and 250 participants in its straw poll, with results pointing at least to a few trends ahead of the Aug. 30 primary. Actual early voting begins Monday.

Daniel Potter, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 12, 2016

Daniel Potter is a Republican candidate for Flagler County Commission, District 1. His opponents in the Aug. 30 Republican primary are incumbent Charlie Ericksen and Ken Mazzie. The winner will face Democrat Jason DeLorenzo in the Nov. 8 general election.

Weekend Briefing: Movie in the Park, Observer Endorsements, Berlin Wall Anniversary, From Chevrolets to Cadillacs

| August 12, 2016

The Observer offers up its endorsements for the Aug. 30 primary–and Observer and FlaglerLive editors and publishers talk about them on WNZF, the 55th anniversary of the Berlin Wall, Olympic fanfare.

Ken Mazzie, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 11, 2016

Ken Mazzie is a Republican candidate for the Flagler County Commission in District 1. He faces Charlie Ericksen and Dan Potter in the Aug. 3 Republican primary. The winner will face Democrat Jason DeLorenzo, the departing Palm Coast City Council member.

Thursday Briefing: Gun Buy-Back, Chamber’s Hob-Nob With Candidates, Flagler Beach Montessori, Fluoridated Water

| August 11, 2016

The sheriff’s office takes back any guns you want to give up today, last major candidate gathering before the Aug. 30 primary, Flagler Beach’s Montessori school hopes to get a lease, a busy day in circuit court.

Charlie Ericksen, Flagler County Commission Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 10, 2016

Charlie Ericksen is a Republican candidate for the Flagler County Commission in District 1. He faces Ken Mazzie and Dan Potter in the Aug. 3 Republican primary. The winner will face Democrat Jason DeLorenzo, the departing Palm Coast City Council member.

Clinton Erases Trump’s Brief, Slim Lead in Florida, Up in Ohio, Surging in Pennsylvania

| August 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton has regained the lead–barely–she relinquished last month to Donald Trump in Florida, turning a three-point deficit into a one-point advantage (46-45) in the latest Quinnipiac University poll of three battleground states.

Wednesday Briefing: Back to School, Back to Pot, Back to Phelps, Nagasaki at 71, Latino Voting Power

| August 10, 2016

School’s back earlier than ever, the advisory council crafting an ordinance that would create a civil citation program for some pot users tries again to vote on the ordinance, Latino voting power in Florida, Dvorak’s American Quartet.

Myra Middleton-Valentine, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 9, 2016

Myra Middleton-Valentine is a candidate for the Flagler County School Board, running against Paul Anderson, Maria Barbosa, and Sharon Demers. All registered Flagler County voters may cast a ballot in the Aug. 30 primary in this non-partisan race regardless of party affiliation. The winner will be decided on Aug. 30.

Tuesday Briefing: Rick Scott’s Slash of Mosquito Control Dollars, School Open Houses, Refugees Moved and Unmoved

| August 9, 2016

School open houses at Buddy Taylor, Wadsworth, Bunnell and Rymfire, Palm Coast’s city-funded golf course looks at a $200,000 bill for bunker repairs, Team Refugees moves everyone, refugees do not.

Sharon Demers, Flagler County School Board Candidate: The Live Interview

| August 8, 2016

Sharon Demers is a candidate for the Flagler County School Board, running against Paul Anderson, Maria Barbosa, and Myra Middleton-Valentine. All registered Flagler County voters may cast a ballot in the Aug. 30 primary in this non-partisan race regardless of party affiliation. The winner will be decided on Aug. 30.

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