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Flagler Schools’ Bus Drivers and Nurses, Among Others, Finally Get Modest Pay Increase

| December 8, 2016

Flagler Schools’ Bus Drivers and Nurses, Among Others, Finally Get Modest Pay Increase

Bus drivers, among the lowest paid employees in the district, will get a $2-an-hour raise, nurses will get a $3.65-an-hour increase, improving recruiting in

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Palm Coast Approves New Gated Community for L-Section by Grand Haven Developer

| December 8, 2016

Palm Coast Approves New Gated Community for L-Section by Grand Haven Developer

Traffic concerns aside, Matanzas Woods residents spoke enthusiastically about a project they see as helping reverse the fortunes of a neighborhood long weighed down

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Two FPC Students Involved In Feared Plot Against the School Face Felony Charges

| December 7, 2016

Two FPC Students Involved In Feared Plot Against the School Face Felony Charges

Two of the six students suspended from school after the feared plot was uncovered in September were charged with making false bomb threats and

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Palm Coast Moves to Foreclose on Fallow Matanzas Woods Golf Course as Fines Mount

| December 7, 2016

Palm Coast Moves to Foreclose on Fallow Matanzas Woods Golf Course as Fines Mount

The filing follows a March filing by the golf course owners to enjoin the city against enforcing what the owners call “vague, unspecified and

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Parents in Mourning Candle-Lighting Set for Sunday in Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park

| December 7, 2016

Parents in Mourning Candle-Lighting Set for Sunday in Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park

The ceremony, organized by Donna Lunsford and Carol Fisher, is part of the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting that takes place on the same

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Another Rash of Car Break-Ins Hits High-Visibility Business Locations Across Palm Coast

| December 6, 2016

Another Rash of Car Break-Ins Hits High-Visibility Business Locations Across Palm Coast

Car windows were smashed out during the business day at Chick-fil-A, Sunshine Academy and several other locations along Palm Coast Parkway in the third

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Palm Coast Favors $6 Million Reconstruction of Public Works Facility Off U.S. 1 Over 5 Years

| December 6, 2016

Palm Coast Favors $6 Million Reconstruction of Public Works Facility Off U.S. 1 Over 5 Years

Public work costs are usually the result of new or improved roads, bridges, parks, swales and so on. But Palm Coast's aging 10-acre public

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Crime in Flagler and Palm Coast Continued Decline in 2016, But Violence Is Up Again

| December 6, 2016

Crime in Flagler and Palm Coast Continued Decline in 2016, But Violence Is Up Again

Overall crime declined in the first six months of the year but violent crime was on the rise again, with increases in murders (there

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Late Commissioner Frank Meeker’s Photo Is Cover Art for 2017 State Association Calendar

| December 6, 2016

Late Commissioner Frank Meeker’s Photo Is Cover Art for 2017 State Association Calendar

A stunning image of a tiger swallowtail on a Florida flame azalea taken by the late Flagler County Commissioner Frank Meeker graces the Florida

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A Stage Grows In Town Center as Palm Coast Arts Foundation Celebrates New Milestone

| December 5, 2016

A Stage Grows In Town Center as Palm Coast Arts Foundation Celebrates New Milestone

The arts and culture organization now has a handsome outdoor stage to call its own on its new grounds in Palm Coast's Town Center,

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Flagler County Approves 6-Month Moratorium on Medical Pot Dispensaries or Facilities

| December 5, 2016

Flagler County Approves 6-Month Moratorium on Medical Pot Dispensaries or Facilities

Flagler County commissioners said the moratorium is not intended to counter the constitutional amendment legalizing medical pot, but to give the county time to

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Almost 40 Christmas Trees Stolen From Hollar and Greene Distributor in West Bunnell

| December 5, 2016

Almost 40 Christmas Trees Stolen From Hollar and Greene Distributor in West Bunnell

The facility at 3258 County Road 305 in west Bunnell has long been managed by Duane Weeks, the husband of the former elections supervisor,

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Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

| December 8, 2016

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

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Thursday Briefing: John Lennon Re-Imagined at Salvo, Future Water Supply, Preparing for Flagler Beach’s Election

| December 8, 2016

Thursday Briefing: John Lennon Re-Imagined at Salvo, Future Water Supply, Preparing for Flagler Beach’s Election

"Imagine," a show at Salvo Art Project tonight, features music performances and art works celebrating John Lennon, Palm Coast's beautification committee talks water, Flagler Beach talks elections.

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Jacksonville Air National Guard Base a Finalist to Receive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in 2022

| December 7, 2016

Jacksonville Air National Guard Base a Finalist to Receive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in 2022

The F-35 is the most expensive fighter jet--and weapon system--ever built. The program, now seven years behind schedule, has been mired in cost overruns, delays and performance failures.

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Wednesday Briefing: FPC Band and Chorus Festival, Jingle Ball Social, Pearl Harbor at 75, Ta-Nehisi Coates

| December 7, 2016

Wednesday Briefing: FPC Band and Chorus Festival, Jingle Ball Social, Pearl Harbor at 75, Ta-Nehisi Coates

FPC's band and chorus take the stage at the Flagler Auditorium, the Young Professionals take to the Island Grille for their holiday party, It's Matanzas v. FPC in girls' soccer, and a conversation with

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How Journalists Should Go Beyond Fact-Checking Trump’s Routine Lies and Conspiracy Theories

| December 6, 2016

How Journalists Should Go Beyond Fact-Checking Trump’s Routine Lies and Conspiracy Theories

The story is that the president-elect is more factually irresponsible than any political leader in the United States in memory. Chasing it will be just one challenge of the next four years.

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Revealed: Florida Stockpiling Lethal Injection Protocol Never Used Before, Inviting Litigation

| December 6, 2016

Revealed: Florida Stockpiling Lethal Injection Protocol Never Used Before, Inviting Litigation

The new triple-drug cocktail would be the only one of its kind among the states that rely on similar procedures to kill prisoners, including a drug never used to that end before.

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Tuesday Briefing: Rymfire Winter Concert, Matanzas v. Menendez, Palm Coast Redevelopment Plan

| December 6, 2016

Tuesday Briefing: Rymfire Winter Concert, Matanzas v. Menendez, Palm Coast Redevelopment Plan

The Palm Coast council this evening is set to approve bringing Wawa to State Road 100 as part of a redevelopment plan, Rymfire Elementary's winter concert, a word from Reinhold Niebuhr.

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Beyond Tweet Storms: What Trump Could Learn from Alexander Hamilton

| December 5, 2016

Beyond Tweet Storms: What Trump Could Learn from Alexander Hamilton

Hamilton wanted a strong central government. He advocated taxation. He took these positions for practical reasons, not because he was a flaming liberal, argues Jill Richardson.

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Monday Briefing: Flagler’s Wild Tourism Spending, Fame, Between Trumpism and Islamism, Kundera

| December 5, 2016

Monday Briefing: Flagler’s Wild Tourism Spending, Fame, Between Trumpism and Islamism, Kundera

New county commissioners will contend with expensive requests from the county's tourism division, Fame: the Musical at the Flagler Auditorium, Slovakia-bound art and Milan Kundera words.

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Refinancing Pushes State Debt Down to $24.1 Billion, But Rising Interest Rates Loom

| December 4, 2016

Refinancing Pushes State Debt Down to $24.1 Billion, But Rising Interest Rates Loom

State debt has declined since reaching a peak of $28.2 billion in 2010 due to several factors. Since taking office in 2011, Scott has remained largely opposed to borrowing money or issuing bonds.

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Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses

| December 3, 2016

Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses

Even if he does sell his business, any retained residual interest, or any sale payout based on the company’s results, would still give him a stake in its fortunes, again fairly clearly violating the Constitution.

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Florida’s Death Penalty Law in Disarray, Supreme Court Throws Out Yet More Sentences

| December 2, 2016

Florida’s Death Penalty Law in Disarray, Supreme Court Throws Out Yet More Sentences

Signaling how it is likely to handle scores of Death Row cases, a majority of the Florida Supreme Court threw out death sentences and ordered a new penalty proceeding for a convicted triple-murderer.

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Culture A Stage Grows In Town Center as Palm Coast Arts Foundation Celebrates New Milestone

A Stage Grows In Town Center as Palm Coast Arts Foundation Celebrates New Milestone

The arts and culture organization now has a handsome outdoor stage to call its own on its new grounds in Palm Coast's Town Center, which it celebrated with an afternoon of performances and

Dec 5, 2016 / More »
Flagler 911 Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings and Sheriff’s Crime and Incident Reports

Palm Coast and Flagler County jail bookings, day and night shift commanders' crime and incident reports investigated by Sheriff's deputies and archive.

Dec 8, 2016 / More »
Rights & Liberties Revealed: Florida Stockpiling Lethal Injection Protocol Never Used Before, Inviting Litigation

Revealed: Florida Stockpiling Lethal Injection Protocol Never Used Before, Inviting Litigation

The new triple-drug cocktail would be the only one of its kind among the states that rely on similar procedures to kill prisoners, including a drug never used to that end before.

Dec 6, 2016 / More »
The Live Wire Thursday Briefing: John Lennon Re-Imagined at Salvo, Future Water Supply, Preparing for Flagler Beach’s Election

Thursday Briefing: John Lennon Re-Imagined at Salvo, Future Water Supply, Preparing for Flagler Beach’s Election

"Imagine," a show at Salvo Art Project tonight, features music performances and art works celebrating John Lennon, Palm Coast's beautification committee talks water, Flagler Beach talks elections.

Dec 8, 2016 / More »
Pierre Tristam It’ll Be Alt-Right

It’ll Be Alt-Right

Donald Trump's appointments and short-lists are pointing the way to an administration not much different than his campaign, suggesting there's more wishful thinking than reality behind the hope that he'd surround himself with

Nov 20, 2016 / More »
Nancy Smith Bias Backlash: How The Media Propelled Donald Trump to the White House

Bias Backlash: How The Media Propelled Donald Trump to the White House

Over the last full year of nothing else on news channels but round-the-clock Trumpbusters, the true independents viewing at home were quietly making up their minds, working up from annoyance to a slow

Nov 17, 2016 / More »
Project Syndicate Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump’s Dangerous America First Campaign

Trump holds his own supporters in the greatest contempt as he stokes and manipulates their rage, rooted in frustration with stagnant wages and fear of the unknown. Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric has helped to

Apr 30, 2016 / More »
Guest Columns Beyond Tweet Storms: What Trump Could Learn from Alexander Hamilton

Beyond Tweet Storms: What Trump Could Learn from Alexander Hamilton

Hamilton wanted a strong central government. He advocated taxation. He took these positions for practical reasons, not because he was a flaming liberal, argues Jill Richardson.

Dec 5, 2016 / More »
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Flagler, Palm Coast & Other Local News

Flagler Schools’ Bus Drivers and Nurses, Among Others, Finally Get Modest Pay Increase »

Flagler Schools’ Bus Drivers and Nurses, Among Others, Finally Get Modest Pay Increase

Bus drivers, among the lowest paid employees in the district, will get a $2-an-hour raise, nurses will get a $3.65-an-hour increase, improving recruiting in those positions. Administrators, too, are getting a raise: 25 cents an hour.

Dec 8 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Palm Coast Approves New Gated Community for L-Section by Grand Haven Developer »

Palm Coast Approves New Gated Community for L-Section by Grand Haven Developer

Traffic concerns aside, Matanzas Woods residents spoke enthusiastically about a project they see as helping reverse the fortunes of a neighborhood long weighed down by the troubled but unrelated golf course not far off.

Dec 8 2016 / 2 comments / Read More »

Two FPC Students Involved In Feared Plot Against the School Face Felony Charges »

Two FPC Students Involved In Feared Plot Against the School Face Felony Charges

Two of the six students suspended from school after the feared plot was uncovered in September were charged with making false bomb threats and apparently expelled from school today, but have not been arrested.

Dec 7 2016 / 7 comments / Read More »
The Live Wire

Thursday Briefing: John Lennon Re-Imagined at Salvo, Future Water Supply, Preparing for Flagler Beach’s Election »

Thursday Briefing: John Lennon Re-Imagined at Salvo, Future Water Supply, Preparing for Flagler Beach’s Election"Imagine," a show at Salvo Art Project tonight, features music performances and art works celebrating John Lennon, Palm Coast's beautification committee talks water, Flagler Beach

Dec 8 2016 / No comment / Read More »
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