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“God’s Authority” Has No Place In Civil Government

| September 7, 2015

Kim Davis is not the problem. She’s a symptom of a dangerous movement that seeks to carve out religious objections all over the law books, making civil government a vassal of religious edicts.

Overselling Flagler: How County Tourism and Government Zeal Lost the Spartan Race Before It Started

| August 26, 2015

An examination of the documents behind the Spartan Race proposed for Princess Place show tourism chief Matt Dunn repeatedly getting ahead of the process, showing little awareness of policy and protocols and virtually no appreciation for the political context that ultimately sank his biggest pet project to date.

How County Government Is Pimping Princess Place While Spinning Fairy Tales

| August 22, 2015

Flagler County’s justifications for holding a Spartan extreme-sport race at Princess Place Preserve fails the smell test on all counts and raise questions about how tourism chief Matt Dunn and County Administrator Craig Coffey got the deal so far to start with.

Racist Graffiti in Palm Coast’s L-Section Ascribed to Stupidity as Confederate Caravan Rumbles Through Bunnell

| July 21, 2015

The racist graffiti in the L-Section was discovered Thursday and Friday, the Confederate caravan drove through Bunnell Monday, though both incidents appear to be isolated reactions rather than organized hate.

Donald Trump Isn’t the Exception.
He’s the Republican Prototype.

| July 17, 2015

Donald Trump isn’t an exception or an offense to the GOP brand. He’s he’s almost indistinguishable from the other 14 Republican crackpots running for president, starting with Jeb Bush, the alleged “moderate” of the bunch. Bush’s Florida record proves it.

Disney’s CEO Makes $248 a Minute as Some of His Employees Go Homeless on $8.03 an Hour

| July 1, 2015

Even after a raise to $10 an hour, Disney employees can only expect to take home about $20,000 over the course of a year, not enough to live decently in Orlando. A $15-an-hour wage is more critical, argues Scott Klinger.

The Confederate Flag:
A Swastika Cross-Dressing as Heritage

| June 26, 2015

Removing the Confederate flag from public places isn’t a denial of first amendment rights. It corrects an offensive version of false history and opposes black honor to white supremacy.

Stupid Pot Busts

| June 5, 2015

The conviction for pot smoking of a Palm Coast resident who’d never had so much as a traffic ticket illustrates the sickness of a police and judicial system’s wrongheaded marijuana fixation.

Tomoka Eye Foundation Donates $10,000 to the Center for the Visually Impaired

| June 2, 2015

The donation is a result of the foundation’s first annual Tea and Biscuits fundraiser held last month. Funds from the event also went to guide dog support for the visually impaired. The check was presented to the Center for the Visually Impaired at CVI’s Legacy of Light luncheon on May 13.

The Fundamentalists Next Door

| May 24, 2015

It is up to the citizens of Flagler County–no matter your political persuasion or your party affiliation, your social views and religious beliefs–not to allow the voices of ignorance and intolerance decide what information you are permitted to consume.

Steven Nobile Thrust For Broad Charter Review Has Rest of Palm Coast Council on Defensive

| May 12, 2015

A push for a charter review by Palm Coast City Council member Steven Nobile provoked an at-times heated discussion at council today as members largely opposed the notion absent a more defined public drive for changing the city’s equivalent of a constitution.

Weekend Briefing: Sunrise Victims’ Rights Ceremony at the Pier, Torch Run Saturday, Armenian Genocide Commemoration

| April 24, 2015

Flagler Beach hosts the Third Annual Sunrise Victims’ Rights Ceremony on the Flagler Beach Pier Saturday morning, Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in which 1.5 million Armenians perished,

The Inappropriate Commissioner Kim Carney

| April 23, 2015

Flagler Beach Commission Chairman Marshall Shupe apologized to residents tonight on behalf of the commission for vile remarks Commissioner Kim Carney had made in the context of a rape case involving a friend of hers. FlaglerLive editor Pierre Tristam explains the background, which involves this site.

Wednesday Briefing: Abortion Waiting Period, Special Session Ahead, Skywarn Storm Spotters

| April 22, 2015

House members hold a secret session on medicaid as the governor finds a way to blame the federal government by way of ditching a promised tax cut.

Tuesday Briefing: School Administrators’ Pay, Google’s Mobile Switch, and Abortion Waiting Periods

| April 21, 2015

The Flagler County School Board is in day-long meetings and will be part of this evening’s senior scholarship awards banquet at FPC and the Auditorium. Stetson offers Handel’s Messiah. Another black man dies in police custody.

Monday Briefing: Renaming Flagler County Airport, William Gregory Back in Court, Rubio’s Tricks

| April 20, 2015

The county administration wants to rename Flagler County Airport to Flagler Executive Airport, Flagler Beach double-murderer William Gregory is back in court in Flagler Monday, lawmakers take up the adoption-discrimination bill, Marco Rubio’s math doesn’t add up.

Rain Forces Palm Coast Arts Foundation to Move Jax Symphony Pops Concert to Destination Daytona at I-95 and US1

| April 17, 2015

The concert venue for the April 19 Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Picnic and Pops event is the Coca-Cola Pavilion at Rossemeyer’s Destination Daytona, Exit 273 off I-95 at U.S. 1, a few miles south of Palm Coast.

Weekend Briefing: Beatles Tribute at the Auditorium, Picnics and Pops Moved, DeSantis at Ocean Art Gallery

| April 17, 2015

Busy weekend all around with the Beatles tribute at the auditorium, Ron Desantis appearing at Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach, a soccer tournament and the Picnics and Pops concert, moved to Destination Daytona at I-95 and US1.

Thursday Briefing: Rape Suspect James McDevitt in Court, Jobs Council in Session, Apollo 16 in Memory

| April 16, 2015

James McDevitt, accused of raping a woman in Flagler Beach in 2013, appears before a judge today for a final docket sounding before a scheduled trial next week. With more on Pope Francis, Magna Carta and Apollo 16.

Wednesday Briefing: Landon’s Futurism, Shakespeare’s New Rape Play, Goodbye Percy

| April 15, 2015

Jim Landon’s “Making Our Future Together” Lunch ‘n Learn lecture today is sold out, three Flagler middle school girls are named to a prestigious STEM conference, Shakespeare’s new authenticated play is making students uncomfortable, and it’s Take a Wild Guess Day.

Sheriff’s Awards Go To Deputy Pedersen, Detention Deputy Ward and Volunteer Ramos

| April 14, 2015

Deputy Erik Pedersen was recognized for going beyond the call of duty in helping a 94-year-old woman reconnect to the world, and Detention Deputy Ronald Ward stopped an inmate from committing suicide.

Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast’s Golf Dreams, VPK and Kindergarten Round-Up, Anchors’ Demise

| April 14, 2015

The Palm Coast City Council again hears from the management company trying to keep the city’s golf course and tennis center from soaking in the red, VPK and kindergarten registration is today, Frank Rich tells us why the anchorman’s job is the dumbest.

Monday Briefing: Gunter Grass Is Dead, Desalination in California, Rubio Announces

| April 13, 2015

The great German writer Gunter Grass, author “The Tin Drum,” is dead, Marco Rubio announces his plans for the 2016 presidential election this evening.

Daytona State Honors 179 Students, Employees and Alumnus at Awards Convocation

| April 11, 2015

A list of those honored is included. The awards convocation is the preceding event to the college’s commencement exercises that will take place on Monday, May 18, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Center.

Weekend Briefing: Flagler Beach’s 90th Birthday Bash, a Murderer Returns, Millennials’ Hookup Culture

| April 10, 2015

Enoch Hall, on death row for the murder of a Volusia prison guard in 2008, challenges his conviction before Flagler’s Judge J. David Walsh, who presided over his trial. The Palm Coast Garden Club holds its annual sale, Flagler Beach holds its 90th birthday celebration.

Thursday Briefing: Anger Management at the County Jail, Renewed Debate on Police Tactics

| April 9, 2015

Police tactics are again under scrutiny after a video captured the cold-blooded killing of an unarmed man running away from a cop in South Carolina. “Fresh Off the Boat” fails its writer, and the White House condemns “gay therapy.”

Wednesday Briefing: Renaming State Colleges, SC Cop Charged With Murder, Florida as Obamacare Capital

| April 8, 2015

A South Carolina cop is charged with murder after video surfaces showing him shooting a suspect in the back, after the suspect was stopped for a broken taillight.

Tuesday Briefing: Wittman at the Auditorium, Cops’ Body Cams, and Jeb’s Hispanic Origins

| April 7, 2015

Florida lawmakers talk of regulating cops’ body cameras. The Flagler school board and Palm Coast City council have full agendas today. Jeb Bush discovers his Hispanic origins.

From One Second To The Next: Sheriff Joins Awareness Campaign Against Distracted Driving

| April 6, 2015

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and Flagler Sheriff’s Police Athletic League are promoting awareness about distracted driving in April, which is Distracted Driviong Awareness Month, with a focus on Florida’s Move Over Law.

Monday Briefing: Matanzas Woods Interchange Gets Busy, Carver Auction Gets Going, Rolling Stone Retracts

| April 6, 2015

The county commission is set to approve a $9 million contract to start construction on the long-awaited Matanzas Woods interchange at I-95. Rolling Stone retracts its story on a rape at the University of Virginia; a noon webcast conference is scheduled at the Columbia School of Journalism.



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