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Weekend Briefing: Meeker Services, Tea Party Candidate Night, Solar Plunge, Trump’s Islam Problem

| July 29, 2016

Services for the late Frank meeker are on Saturday morning in Palm Coast, the Tea Party hosts its traditional meet-the-candidate night Saturday evening, Trump’s Islam problem and Ray Bradbury.

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

| July 28, 2016

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.

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

| July 27, 2016

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.

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

| July 26, 2016

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.

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

| July 25, 2016

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.

Weekend Briefing: Back to School Jam, Pehota Closings, Midnight Fishing on Pier, Tour de Palm Coast

| July 22, 2016

The annual Back to School Jam is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Flagler Palm Coast High School, midnight fishing on the Flagler Beach Pier Saturday, another black man shot, this time with his hands up, a puppy dies at Humane Society.

Thursday Briefing: Peers on the Pier Party, Florida Delegation Rocks and Rolls, Political Correctness and Thin Skins

| July 21, 2016

Most Americans think too many people are easily offended, the third annual Peers at the Pier party kicks off this evening, Anna Pehota trial day two, Florida’s delegation at the convention heads to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.

Wednesday Briefing: Buckets of Tourism Grants, Complying With New Overtime Rule, Pehota Trial, Cleveland Rips

| July 20, 2016

The Palm Coast Tourist Development Board prepares to grant upwards of $200,000, the Anna Pehota trial begins in earnest, understanding new overtime rules.

Tuesday Briefing: A Raise for Jim Landon, Value Adjustment, Food Truck Tuesday, The Trouble With Merit

| July 19, 2016

Palm Coast City Manager Jim Landon is up for a raise, Food Truck Tuesday in central Park benefits summer programs, meritocracy isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

Monday Briefing: Anna Pehota Trial, Canvassing Board Pick, Backing the Blue, D.C. Denied, Heat Waves

| July 18, 2016

Anna Pehota, who killed her husband last fall, goes on trial, the county commission must yet again make a canvassing board appointment, a fund-raising event for fallen cops’ families at European Village.

Weekend Briefing: Marilyn Levetron at Salvo, North Florida Chess, White Delusions, Baldwin v. Buckley

| July 15, 2016

Sculptor Marilyn Levetron is the featured artist at Salvo’s latest opening Saturday, Green Grass Band’s lead singer at European Village, a killer heat wave on its way, Kristof on white delusions about race in America.

Thursday Briefing: Palm Coast Council and Mayor Candidates Forum, Elks Vigil for Dallas Cops, Hottest Year on Record

| July 14, 2016

All candidates for Palm Coast Council, including mayor, meet in a forum this evening, the Elks hold a vigil for fallen cops in Dallas, the Flagler Beach City Commission thinks legislative priorities, the hottest year on record for the ninth consecutive year.

Wednesday Briefing: Pot Citation Verdict, Cultural Art Grants Workshop, Rubio v. Zika, “Terrorist”

| July 13, 2016

The Public Safety Council delivers its verdict on de-criminalizing pot, Palm Coast’s non-profit cultural organizations can learn how to apply for city grants worth up to $3,000, “terrorist” as a biased word, alarm bells over the bond market.

Tuesday Briefing: NAACP Town Hall on Violence, Palm Coast’s Property Tax, School Budget, Syd Schanberg

| July 12, 2016

The sheriff is expected to attend an NAACP town hall on ending violence, the Palm Coast City Council sets its maximum tax rate for next year, the school board gets a presentation on its financial numbers.

Monday Briefing: A New Storwmwater Fee in Bunnell, Cremaine Booker’s Adagio, After Dallas, O’Hara’s Early Youth

| July 11, 2016

Bunnell is considering a $4-a-month stormwater fee that would generate upwards of $70,000 a year for the city, cop killings and killings of cops continue to evoke arrays of reactions, John O’Hara remembers his youth.

Weekend Briefing: “Goosebumps” in the Park, Book Blowout at the Library, Violence of Bro Talk, Art and Poetry Show

| July 8, 2016

Movie in Palm Coast’s Central park Friday, a two-day book blowout sale, all books 25 cents, at the publiclibrart, art and poetry show is back at the Flagler County Art League, Obama on cops killing blacks, Aristotle on happiness.

Thursday Briefing: Jail “Ribbon-Cutting,” Carlos Beruff, Blair’s Bushism, Alton Sterling’s Death, FPL Nukes

| July 7, 2016

County commissioners and Sheriff Manfre mark the opening of the much-expanded county jail this morning, U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff is at the Hilton Garden Inn this evening, another controversial police shooting, a thought from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Wednesday Briefing: Tourism Office Seeks Bigger Digs, Pot Nurseries, Paul Ryan’s Tax Flight, The Bikini at 70

| July 6, 2016

The county’s tourism office is moving to the airport for bigger space but at considerably higher rent than it’s paying now, Jim Ulsamer to be reappointed to the library board, Paul Ryan’s tax cuts, Liszt’s Rhapsody.

Tuesday Briefing: Heat Index Up to 107, Palm Coast Heroes, Brazil’s Olympic Catastrophe, Assault Weapons

| July 5, 2016

Take cover, it’s going to be another scorcher, the Palm Coast Council recognizes a pair of life-saving heroes, the original design and development of assault weapons, Rio is heading for bust.

Weekend Briefing: 4-Day Independence Bash in Flagler Beach, Heroes Park, Fireworks in Palm Coast and at Pier

| July 1, 2016

Independence Day weekend all over the place, fireworks Sunday in Palm Coast, Monday in Flagler Beach, students as public intellectuals, majority minority babies, Donald Trump’s danger to the first amendment, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.

Thursday Briefing: Drug Court, You Have the Right to Remain Private, Universal Basic Income, President Harding’s Erotica

| June 30, 2016

Flagler County is limbering up for a long Independence Day weekend, so no major events or meetings today, giving you a chance to catch up on President Harding’s erotica, how the rest of the world views Trump, and police-state policing in Delray Beach.

Wednesday Briefing: Happy 60th, Interstates, Supremes Sans Scalia, Anaïs Nin’s Diary, Civil Rights

| June 29, 2016

Local happenings and events are taking a pre-Independence day breather, leaving you free to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Interstate highway system or listen to Anais Nin read from her diary or contemplate how far and how not so far civil rights have gone in the United States.

Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast’s Garbage Contract, Golf Club Woes, Unhappy Evangelicals

| June 28, 2016

Palm Coast’s contract with Waste Pro for garbage disposal is nearing its term in 2017, the city’s troubled golf club’s future is discussed, Evangelicals think the country is no longer Christian.

Monday Briefing: Old Kings Road Extension Opening, Bunnell’s Special Events, Bimbo Campaigning, Zola on Reactionaries

| June 27, 2016

The Old Kings Road extension around Matanzas High School opens in a ceremony at 10 a.m., desperate Florida politicians are resorting to bimbo tactics to get elected, Bunnell revises its special-events ordinance.

Weekend Briefing: World’s Largest Swim Lesson, Lego Day, Donald Trump’s Only Honey, Affirmative Action

| June 24, 2016

Another attempt to be part of a world record at Frieda Zamba pool in Palm Coast, Lego Day at the county public library, Donald Trump’s honey, affirmative action wins a surprising one.

Thursday Briefing: Say It Ain’t Yes Brexit, Oliva at Breakfast, Another Farmer’s Market in Flagler Beach

| June 23, 2016

The Flagler Beach City Commission hears a request for a new farmer’s market at the south end of town, the school superintendent speaks to a chamber group, voters in Britain decide whether to stay in or get out of the European Union.

Wednesday Briefing: All Sheriff Candidates Face-Off, Hottest May, “White Trash,” Bleak Trump

| June 22, 2016

All nine candidates for sheriff are expected at a forum this evening at the Portuguese-American Club, May was the hottest month on record, as was April, as was… “White Trash,” a history of class in America, and Charles Dickens in 10 minutes.

Tuesday Briefing: Pot Citations, Food Truck Tuesday, Superintendent’s Evaluation, Sotomayor on Police Powers

| June 21, 2016

The committee responsible for preparing a proposed ordinance that would decriminalize pot possession in Flagler, in some cases, meets, the school board evaluates Superintendent Jacob Oliva, media consolidation and fragmentation.

Weekend Briefing: Pulse Vigil in Flagler Beach, Turtle Talk, ReVive at Calypso, Built Art at Salvo, Assault Weapons

| June 17, 2016

New art shows open at Salvo Art and Calypso galleries, a vigil and fund-raiser is held in Flagler Beach, a soldier ridicules the need for assault weapons for civilians, and to relax, Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson, together.

Thursday Briefing: Ex-Bunnell Cop in Plea Over Porn Charges, Obama in Orlando, Trump’s Fear Power

| June 16, 2016

Ex-Bunnell cop Michael Stavris was charged with computer porn and impersonating someone’s personal information online. The president visits families of the Orlando massacre. Trump thrives on fear. The commemoration of the 1960s’ mass arrest of rabbis in St. Augustine.

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