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Briefing : Amendment 2, Medical Marijuana Legalization

| July 30, 2014

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 briefing, including the ballot summary and the full text of the amendment.

70 Years Ago: Remembering 15 Flagler County GIs Who Took Part in the D-Day Landing in Normandy

| June 5, 2014

Of the over 400 individuals from this county who answered the call of duty in World War II, 15 Flagler Countians were on duty in England in June 1944, in preparation for the D-Day landing in Normandy. Here are their stories as culled by the Flagler Tribune at the time.

Bunnell’s Burden: A Photo Gallery of the Old Flagler County Courthouse and Annex

| November 26, 2013

A 50-image photo gallery provides the first comprehensive inside look at the conditions of the old Flagler County Courthouse and annex, which Bunnell acquired at no cost on Nov. 26. But the city is now responsible for all repair and maintenance costs of both attached structures. The costs will be heavy.

“We Cannot Walk Alone…
We Cannot Turn Back”

| August 28, 2013

Full text and video of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” a brief history of the origins and battles of the Martin Luther King federal holiday, and of the Martin Luther King monument at the Washington Mall.

Union Membership in 2012: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

| January 27, 2013

Union membership in 2012 data by state, gender and other characteristics, including median salary earnings and other historical data, as released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

John Canakaris, Father of Flagler County Medicine and Humanitarian, Is Dead at 90

| December 4, 2012

Dr. John M. Canakaris since his arrival in Bunnell in 1950 founded the town’s first clinic, its first hospital, and, more recently, a free clinic for the uninsured, remaining a practicing physician throughout except for four brief retirement years from 1999 to 2003.

Rachel Corrie: Death, Court Case and Legacy of a Pro-Palestinian Activist

| August 28, 2012

Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American pro-Palestinian peace activist crushed to death by a bulldozer driven by an Israeli army soldier as she protested the illegal demolition of Palestinian homes by the Israeli military in Gaza.

Flagler Reads Together: The Red Badge of Courage, Chapter 2

| March 13, 2012

Stephen Crane’s Red Badge of Courage, Chapter 2: Union soldier Henry Fleming, still anxious about his first battle, projects his anxieties and anger on generals around him.

Flagler Reads Together: The Red Badge of Courage, Chapter 1

| March 12, 2012

Stephen Crane’s Red Badge of Courage, Chapter 1: Union soldier Henry Fleming mulls his fears and apprehensions before his first battle against Confederate forces on the other side of the river.

Visits Decline 26% in 2 Years at Flagler County Public Library; E-Books Beginning Oct. 1

| February 20, 2012

Patrons will be able to borrow the books through their digital devices. The library’s plans for a cafe continue despite a setback, and it has no plans for scaling back its physical presence: to the contrary. Expansion plans are afoot for the main branch library in Palm Coast.

Whiley v. Scott: Full Text of Florida Supreme Court Decision Invalidating Gov. Scott’s Rulemaking Edict

| August 16, 2011

Full text of the Florida Supreme Court’s 5-2 decision in Whiley v. Scott. The opinion was unsigned.

IB Extended Essay Guide for Students

| August 16, 2011

IB Extended Essay Guide: how to write the International Baccalaureate extended essay. A complete student guide with subject-specific examples.

Federal Individual Income Tax Rates By Year: 1913-2011

| August 14, 2011

Federal income tax rates by year: the full history of marginal tax rates in the United States going back to 1913 in an easy-to-read format.

Health Care Reform Ruling: 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 Decision

| August 14, 2011

Full text of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2-1 ruling on Aug. 12, 2011 overturning parts of the Obama administration’s health care reform law, in a case from Florida.

Ring v. Arizona 536 US 584 (2002): Capital Punishment and Sixth Amendment Law

| June 22, 2011

In Ring v. Arizona, Arizona’s capital sentencing system was found to violate the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a trail by jury by shifting the imposition of the death sentence to a judge.

Long Before the Potato Festival, Long Before Bunnell, Flagler Bred the Mighty Potato

| May 18, 2011

Ahead of this weekend’s Potato Festival in Bunnell, Sisco Deen, the archive curator for the Flagler County Historical Society, traces the history of the potato’s evolution in Flagler County going back to the 19th century.

John F. Kennedy’s Speech on the Arts and Robert Frost, Amherst College (1963)

| April 25, 2011

Full text and audio of John F. Kennedy’s Amherst College speech on the arts in 1963, one of the most eloquent defenses of the artist and art’s role in American civilization by an American president.

NTSB Preliminary Investigation Report: Flagler County Airport Crash on March 26, 2011

| April 21, 2011

Full text of the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary investigation report, released on April 19, 2011, of the fatal plane crash at the Flagler County Airport on March 26, 2011, involving an Aerostar S A YAK-52, piloted by Bill Walker.

Flagler County School District Employee Health Insurance Benefits, 2011-2012

| April 11, 2011

Flagler County school district employee health insurance benefits, dental and vision plans as provided by United Health Care for 2011-2012: chart and comparison with previous year’s premium costs.

School Employees Facing Steep Increases in Health Insurance Costs, Further Eroding Pay

| April 7, 2011

Premiums are rising by up to 37 percent for many of the 1,337 school district employees who seek health coverage, particularly for those with family coverage. Employees also face another pay cut next year if retirement contributions are expected of them.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 32

| April 1, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 32: Still and Sunday-like; Mistaken Identity; Up a Stump; In a Dilemma; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 31

| March 31, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 31: Ominous Plans; News from Jim; Old Recollections; A Sheep Story; Valuable Information; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 30

| March 30, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 30: The King Went for Him; A Royal Row; Powerful Mellow; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 29

| March 29, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 29: Contested Relationship; The King Explains the Loss; A Question of Handwriting; Digging up the Corpse; Huck Escapes; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 28

| March 28, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 28: The Trip to England; “The Brute!”; Mary Jane Decides to Leave; Huck Parting with Mary Jane; Mumps; The Opposition Line; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 27

| March 27, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 27: The Funeral; Satisfying Curiosity; Suspicious of Huck; Quick Sales and Small; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 26

| March 26, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 26: A Pious King; The King’s Clergy; She Asked His Pardon; Hiding in the Room; Huck Takes the Money; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 25

| March 25, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 25: Is It Them?; Singing the “Doxologer”; Awful Square; Funeral Orgies; A Bad Investment; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 24

| March 24, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 24: Jim in Royal Robes; They Take a Passenger; Getting Information; Family Grief; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

Flagler Reads Together: Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 22

| March 23, 2011

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Flagler Reads Together, FlaglerLive is serializing Huckleberry Finn, this year’s book. Here’s Chapter 22: Sherburn; Attending the Circus; Intoxication in the Ring; The Thrilling Tragedy; With E.W. Kemble’s original illustrations.

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