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Cases Involving Police Shootings Across Florida Spur FDLE to Seek More Investigators

| July 31, 2015

FDLE always investigates shootings involving police in local agencies. Those investigations have increased 40 percent last year alone, and 100 percent in the past five years.

Weekend Briefing: Flagler Students Win National Gold and Bronze, a Rattler in the L’s, Fetal Cell Research

| July 31, 2015

Stanley Wykretowicz, the 39-year-old Palm Coast resident accused of brutalizing his 2-year-old daughter last year, is back in court today, the start of an otherwise uneventful weekend in Flagler.

Federal Court Upholds Docs v. Glocks Law Forbidding Physicians From Asking About Guns

| July 30, 2015

The 2-1 decision by a panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was a victory for the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocates and a defeat for medical groups that argued, at least in part, that the law infringed on doctors’ First Amendment rights.

Thursday Briefing: Princess Place Stable Restored, Palm Coast Birds, How the GOP Demolished Voting Rights

| July 30, 2015

The county has completed restoration of the livery stable at Princess Place Preserve, a Nikon birding show is devoted to Palm Coast, the Republican dismantling of the Voting Rights Act is explained.

Flagler’s Fire Flight and Crews Save 2 Homes Surrounded By Brush Fire in Eagle Rock

| July 29, 2015

A 3.5-acre brush fire that had surrounded two homes in Eagle Rock at the south end of the county, requiring their evacuation, was halted and controlled, capping a busy day for Flagler Count Fire Rescue crews and Fire Flight, the county’s emergency helicopter.

Wednesday Briefing: Another County Citizen’s Academy, Medical Pot’s Empowerment, Snooping on Students

| July 29, 2015

Flagler County is looking for its next class of candidates for its Citizens Academy, how medical pot returns control to patient over their pain and bodies, Jon Stewart’s secret White House meetings.

In Walton, One Confederate Flag Replaces Another as “Compromise” Is Termed a Cop-Out

| July 28, 2015

The Panhandle’s Walton County Commission today voted 4-0 to replace the Confederate battle flag with the first flag of the Confederacy, the Stars and Bars, on government grounds, eliciting applause from some and ridicule from others.

Genesis Was Wrong: Man’s Dominion Over Animals Is Stewardship, Not Ownership

| July 28, 2015

Pope Francis has now rejected mainstream Christian view, insisting that being created in God’s image doesn’t mean dominion over the earth or absolute domination over other creatures.

Tuesday Briefing: Nominate Your Veteran of the Year, Black on Trump, and Those Dull Tax Hearings

| July 28, 2015

The county is looking for nominations for Veteran of the Year, tax rate hearings begin today with the school board, Lewis Black gives Donald Trump the kick in the toupee he needs, from back in 2012.

Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 6: Skinny Dipping Sins

| July 27, 2015

In Chapter 6 of “Go Set a Watchman,” Scout and Henry take a dip in the waters off Finch Landing, fully clothed, but no one believes they stayed modest.

At Olustee State Park, Confederacy Wins One As Plan For Union Monument Is In Retreat

| July 27, 2015

Florida’s Olustee Battlefield State Park, site of the Civil War’s largest battle in the state, was to have a Union monument until opponents revived an old conflict.

Monday Briefing: Sheriff’s Budget, Bunnell and County Tax Rates, and Cheating Ethically

| July 27, 2015

The County Commission and Bunnell’s city commission today set their proposed tax rates, and the county reviews the budgets of constitutional officers including a big increase submitted by the sheriff.

Barack Obama Stands Up to the Warmongers

| July 26, 2015

The US is not a partisan in the Shia-Sunni struggle. If anything, the US confronts mainly Sunni terrorism, funded from Saudi Arabia, not Shia terrorism backed by Iran.

Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 5: Days Of Her Lives

| July 24, 2015

In Chapter 5 of “Go Set a Watchman,” Scout flashes back to childhood as she skates on a date with Henry.

Weekend Briefing: Sheriff Manfre v. Ethics Commission, Credit Card Thief Sought, A Marineland Engagement

| July 24, 2015

Sheriff Manfre’s case goes before the Florida Ethics Commission this morning, the sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help finding a credit card thief caught on video, a donation drive for the family victimized by a May fire in Palm Coast.

Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 4: Maycomb Delta

| July 23, 2015

In Chapter 4 of “Go Set a Watchman,” Scout and Henry have a date after Lee gives us a brief history of Maycomb, in words almost identical to those used in Mockingbird.

Florida Supreme Court Refuses to Lift Stay on Execution of Jerry Correll, Who Contested Lethal Injection

| July 23, 2015

The Florida Supreme Court’s 5-2 decision turned down AG Pam Bondi’s request to let Gov. Scott set an executuon date, and ordered a hearing on Correll’s assertion that the drug poses a heightened risk to him because of his alleged brain damage and history of drug use.

Thursday Briefing: Bull Creek Restaurant Celebrates Year 1, Flagler Beach Still Disputes Sea Ray Lot

| July 23, 2015

It’s a weekend celebration at Bull Creek Fish Camp, it’s continuing opposition to Sea Ray’s parking lot plans at the Flagler Beach City Commission, and Christian Thieleman conducts the complete first symphony by Beethoven.

Reporter Kicked Out: When Public Officials Abuse Florida’s Sunshine Law, With Lawmakers’ Blessing

| July 22, 2015

A “health district” run by public officials closes a public meeting under a bogus exemption to the Sunshine law, and gets a blank check to secretly talk about whatever it wishes, though it affects public policy.

Walmart And Other Big Energy Users Want Out of Florida’s Conservation Program, Claiming They Can Do Better

| July 22, 2015

Opponents say such a one-sided proposal would shift costs to small businesses and residential customers and jeopardize the viability of the 35-year-old conservation program.

Wednesday Briefing: Vehicle Burglaries Rash, Godspell Auditions, Breakfast With Lawmakers

| July 22, 2015

Vehicle burglaries at Flagler beaches has the sheriff’s office again urging motorists to take basic precautions, City Repertory Theatre auditions for “Godspell,” the campaign against Planned Parenthood.

Flagler Live-Blogs Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” Chapter 3: Aunt Alexandra’s Trash

| July 21, 2015

In Chapter 3 of “Go Set a Watchman,” Scout and Aunt Alexandra rumble over Henry, and our 10 readers respond every which way.

The Iranian Nukes Deal and the
Horseman of the Jewish Apocalypse

| July 21, 2015

Netanyahu is an ideologue of Jewish catastrophe. By this logic, risks and challenges cannot be approached with a view toward resolution, yielding instead to paranoia and antagonism, writes Shlomo Ben-Ami.

Some of Your Privacy Rights Are Waived In Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, Court Rules

| July 21, 2015

The Florida court’s decision stemmed from a controversial 2013 law the Republican-controlled Legislature passed after a lobbying battle between groups such as doctors and plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Tuesday Briefing: A $1,500 Grant for the Youth Orchestra, Palm Coast Taxes, Polygamy, Obama v. Trump

| July 21, 2015

The Palm Coast City Council sets its proposed maximum tax rate for next year, a slight increase, the Flagler Youth Orchestra gets a generous grant from the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, and after gay marriage, legalizing polygamy may be next on courts’s plates.

Charlie Crist Says He’ll Run for Congress If Redistricting Goes His Address’ Way

| July 20, 2015

The newly redrawn district is expected to include Crist’s home, fueling widespread speculation recently that the 58-year-old Crist would launch another political comeback.

Service Specter: Rick Scott’s Job-Growth Puffery Masks Florida’s Low-Wage Future

| July 20, 2015

About two of three of those new jobs is a low-paying service-sector one, mirroring years of Florida job growth in low-pay, no-benefits, dead-end jobs in Team Scott’s tourism-driven economy.

The Apple Watch 30 Days In: A Healthy Choice If You Get Past Its Miseries

| July 20, 2015

If you’re buying it as a watch you’ll be miserable. If you’re buying it because you think it’ll be cool talk, text and send heartbeats you’ll be even more disappointed. But if all you wanted was the best health tracker on the market – that also happens to do some really cool stuff, this is surely the device for you.

Affordable Care Act Becoming Less Affordable as Florida Insurers Prepare Big Rate Hikes

| July 20, 2015

If 1.6 million more Floridians have insurance thanks to Obamacare, sticker shocks keep coming as insurers have submitted 14 rate-hike requests to state regulators.

Monday Briefing: Racism in Palm Coast’s L Section, Beachfront Parking in the Hammock, Bill Cosby Uncut

| July 20, 2015

Racist and Confederate graffiti is spray-painted on a street and on vehicles in Palm Coast’s L Section, the county reconsiders parking at Malacompra’s beach access, the Palm Coast Arts Foundation breaks ground on a pavilion at Town Center, Chuck Jones is profiled.

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