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Election Day Briefing: It’s Primary Day, Tyler Harrison’s Status, Palm Coast Tax Rate, 10,000 Syrians, Vaping

| August 30, 2016

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Palm Coast City Council will decide where to set next year’s property tax rate, the United States gets its 10,000th Syrian refugee, vaping is as bad as smoking.

Monday Briefing: Last Day to Vote by Mail, Bunnell Budget, HPV Vaccine, Chomsky, Unambiguously Great Guitar Duo

| August 29, 2016

You can still pick up a vote-by-mail ballot today, Bunnell wraps up its budget workshops, the HPV vaccine protects against cancer but not enough parents are vaccinating their children, João Luiz e Douglas Lora guitar duo.

Weekend Briefing: Early Voting Through Saturday, I Have a Dream Sunday, St. Thomas Episcopal Festival

| August 26, 2016

Friday and Saturday are the last days for early voting, Sunday marks the 53rd anniversary of the March on Washington and MLK’s I Have a Dream Speech, family faith and fun festival at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Thursday Briefing: A Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy’s Memorial, School Strategy, 33,000 Gun Deaths, Phone Pacing

| August 25, 2016

The name of Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy Homer Brooks, who died in 1965, is added to the sheriff’s memorial today, early voting continues, what to do about gun deaths.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation Raises $129,000 for Adolescent Care Facility

| August 9, 2016

Proceeds benefit the Huger Adolescent Campus Project, which includes major renovations of SMA’s facility on Tiger Bay Road to create a new Adolescent Campus that will re-imagine what it means to deliver an exceptional experience for a child going through a difficult time of  life. 

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.

Monday Briefing: Sheriff Candidates Face Off, Freshman Orientation at FPC, Bunnell and Civil Citations

| August 8, 2016

The News-Journal hosts a sheriffs’ candidate forum at Buddy Taylor Middle School this evening, the Bunnell City Commission considers going easier on first-time pot offenders (but don;t hold your breath), it’s freshman orientation at FPC.

Weekend Briefing: Sales Tax Holiday, Ceremonial Checks to Schools and County, AR-15’s Terrors, Favela Olympics

| August 5, 2016

The annual sales tax holiday for clothing below $60 and stationery or school items below $15 begins after midnight Friday, through the weekend, Sen. Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner deliver bacon to the local school board and county commission, Brahms’s piano concerto in D Minor.

Tiffany Edwards Returns to Flagler Chamber as Events and Marketing Director

| August 4, 2016

Edwards’ chief responsibilities will include planning, executing and marketing special events, securing event sponsors and developing new programs as determined by the Chamber board.

Thursday Briefing: Bethune-Cookman Dual Orientation, Free Zika Tests, the Last Bookstore, Cuffing Landon

| August 4, 2016

Florida will offer free Zika tests for all women, Matanzas has orientation for dual enrollment at Bethune-Cookman University, Bob Cuff on Jim Landon, a video on the last bookstore.

Wednesday Briefing: Welcome Back Teachers, Aveo’s Bad Sell, City Council and GOP Congressional Forums, Student Laptops

| August 3, 2016

Middle school students at Indian Trails get their laptops, two candidate forums–for Palm Coast City Council and GOP congressionals–teachers’ return, James Baldwin, John Oliver on Donald Trump.

Tuesday Briefing: Replacing McGuire, School Attorney’s Contract, Matanzas Students’ Laptops, Congressional Forum, Agustin Barrios

| August 2, 2016

The Flagler County Democrats host a forum of congressional candidates, the school board approves the attorney’s contract through 2019, Palm Coast discusses replacing councilman Bill McGuire, Hispanic voters’ numbers.

Monday Briefing: Today is the Primary Registration Deadline, Meeker Tribute, Flagler Fluoride, Hobby Lobby

| August 1, 2016

Last chance to register for the Aug. 30 primary, the County Commission has a busy day with two meetings and a tribute to the late Frank Meeker, FPC students get their laptops, Hobby Lobby opens at Island Walk, the doping Olympiads get set to begin, and picking rice is hard work.

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.



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