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Affordable Housing Push
Challenges Single-Family Zoning

| August 25, 2019

Cities and states facing rising rents, stagnant household incomes and a tight housing supply are beginning to rethink, restrict and in places end zoning that favors single-family homes.

Gary Ray Bowles, a Serial Killer, Is Executed for 1994 Murder in Jacksonville

| August 23, 2019

Gary Ray Bowles, who was convicted of the 1994 murder of a Jacksonville man who was hit in the head with a concrete block and strangled, was executed by lethal injection shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday night.

Weekend Briefing: Surf for Autism, Hammock Harbor, Rick Shaefer’s Refugees, Farmers’ Markets

| August 23, 2019

Surf for Autism is slated for Saturday in Flagler Beach, the Scenic A1A Pride Committee gets a look at the revised Hammock Harbor redevelopment proposal, Rick Shaefer opens an exhibit.

Thursday Briefing: Heat Index to 102, Tiger Bay Wine Tasting, Transgender Inmate Case, FYO Recruits

| August 22, 2019

The Flagler Tiger Club hosts a community wine tasting, Gary Ray Bowles is scheduled to be executed, the Flagler Youth Orchestra performs in elementary schools, the case of a transgender inmate is heard in court.

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine: What You Need to Know

| August 21, 2019

The complete Centers for Disease Control’s Vaccine Information Statement regarding the HPV vaccine to prevent infection with human papillomavirus.

Wednesday Briefing: Technical Review, Tourism, Planning, Contractor Review and Navy Bombing

| August 21, 2019

A day of workhorse meetings including Flagler’s tourist development council and its technical review committee, the Palm Coast Planning Board and other routines.

House Democrats Seek Special Session On Gun Violence, But GOP Set to Quash It

| August 20, 2019

House Democrats on Tuesday said they’ve submitted letters from 41 representatives, more than the required 20 percent of the chamber’s 120 members, to demand that Secretary of State Laurel Lee poll all 160 legislators on the request for the special session.

Tuesday Briefing: Building in Palm Coast, School Vaccination Protocols, Stormwater, Food Truck Tuesday

| August 20, 2019

Palm Coast government hosts a forum on its building department, the school board talks vaccination, Food Truck Tuesday in Central Park, the Flagler Youth Orchestra recruits.

5 Ways The Economy Is Stacked Against Young People

| August 19, 2019

Stagnant wages, out of control student debt, rising costs of necessities, unaffordable housing: they’re all among the reasons why the rules are rigged against young people trying to make it on their own.

State Economists Warn of Slowing Economy, as DeSantis Says State Is Prepared for Recession

| August 19, 2019

DeSantis’ outlook was more restrained than that of White House officials, when they were asked about the national economy while making the rounds on Sunday morning news programs.

Among Hurdles For Those With Opioid Addictions: Getting The Drug To Treat It

| August 19, 2019

Among the barriers to buprenorphine access: too few medical providers are certified to write the prescriptions. But pharmacists are also a part of the problem. Because they fill the prescriptions, pharmacists are the gatekeepers for the drug, and not all of them are willing to take on that role.

Monday Briefing: Contractor Review Board Appointments, More Money for Fireworks, Employees of the Quarter

| August 19, 2019

The County Commission makes appointments to the Contractor Review Board, with a controversial applicant in the mix, the cost of July 4 fireworks is going up to $25,000, the sheriff names winners of quarterly awards.

Stop Criminalizing Children in the Name of School Security

| August 18, 2019

The rash of zero-tolerance felony arrests of children that the Flagler school district experienced last year unjustly makes examples of adolescents in the name of a security establishment focusing on the wrong threats across the state.

Where Doctors Can Recommend Marijuana to Replace Opioids

| August 18, 2019

Four states, not including Florida, allow people with an opioid addiction to qualify for a medical marijuana card. Many physicians say it’s a bad idea, with marijuana unproven either to manage pain or kick an opioid addiction.

The Live Calendar: Palm Coast, Flagler and Nearbys’ Complete List of Events

| August 17, 2019

Palm Coast Flagler and the region’s most comprehensive calendar of political, cultural, civic, social and entertainment events for coming days, near and far.

Federal Judge Raises Question on Felon Rights’ Amendment: What If It’s Unconstitutional?

| August 16, 2019

Federal Judge Robert Hinkle is raising a question of constitutionality that goes to the heart of Amendment 4 and may invalidate the entire amendment, not just its provision on financial obligations.

Weekend Briefing: Fruehan and Haughton in Court, Improv at the Playhouse, GTM’s 20th, Belle Terre Clean-Up

| August 16, 2019

Judge Perkins hears ex-physician Fruehan’s plea and sentences Bruce Haughton on an assisted suicide conviction in separate cases, the GTM reserve celebrates, a night of improv at the Flagler Playhouse, a fishing tournament on the pier.

State Safety Panel Berates “Non-Compliance” With Armed Presence in Some Schools

| August 15, 2019

A state school-safety commission meeting got heated Wednesday as members tackled a range of issues stemming from a controversial school “guardian” program, while one panelist recommended allowing Florida pre-schools to have armed security.

Thursday Briefing: Heat Index to 102, Palm Coast’s Sports Alliance Re-Launch, Inspired Mic, Primary Elections

| August 15, 2019

Palm Coast re-launches its Sports Alliance, the school safety commission meets again, a proposal to open primary voting is discussed, the Inspired Mic at Hidden Treasures.

In Defeat for Home Rule, Appeals Court Rejects Florida City’s Ban on Styrofoam Containers

| August 14, 2019

Siding with the Florida Retail Federation and upholding the constitutionality of state laws, an appeals court Wednesday rejected a 2016 move by the city of Coral Gables to ban the use of Styrofoam food containers.

Wednesday Briefing: Heat Index to 110, Safety Commission, “Public Feeding,” $16,263 to Youth Ranches

| August 14, 2019

Flagler’s Public Safety Coordinating Council talks homelessness and suicide prevention, another dangerously hot day, the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas safety commission meets.

Tuesday Briefing: Heat Index to 106, Litter Gitter’s River Cleanup, Hammock Harbor, Flagler Beach Budget

| August 13, 2019

Matanzas Riverkeeper’s Litter Gitter II cleans up around Bing’s, the Flagler Beach City Commission figures out next year’s budget, the Flagler Planning Board takes on another big Hammock development.

Judge Rejects Teachers’ Claim That Education Law Violates Collective Bargaining Rights

| August 12, 2019

Unions argued a 2018 requirement violated collective-bargaining rights and equal-protection rights as the requirements did not apply to other public-sector unions.

Monday Briefing: Heat Index to 108, First Day Back for Students, Flagler Cares Coalition, Charter Review

| August 12, 2019

Another potentially dangerously hot day for a first-day back for students, the Flagler Beach Charter Review Commission meets, the Flagler Sportfishing Club’s generosity, and Bunnell talks finances–without a finance director.

End-Running Federal Lawsuit, Gov. DeSantis Petitions Florida Supreme Court on Felon Voting Rights

| August 11, 2019

A week after asking a federal judge to toss out a lawsuit on the issue, Gov. Ron DeSantis is seeking guidance from the Florida Supreme Court about a controversial state law requiring people convicted of felonies to repay financial obligations before they can regain the right to vote.

Of Course Guns Have Nothing To Do With It

| August 11, 2019

Mountains of evidence link America’s mass killings to the massive amount of guns in circulation, but let’s go ahead and pretend that guns have nothing to do with it, nor the absence of sensible gun control.

Florida Film Academy’s International Student Film Festival in St. Augustine Sept. 14-15

| August 10, 2019

Florida Film Academy is hosting its inaugural International Student Film Festival on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Corazon Cinema and Café in downtown St. Augustine with showings from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

State Rules May Ease Path to Mental Health Counselors’ Qualifications and Toughen Charter School Security

| August 9, 2019

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, Florida officials are eyeing policy changes that would expand the number of mental health professionals in schools and ensure that charter schools are meeting safety requirements.

Weekend Briefing: 4 Artists Talk, School Open Houses, Enrollment Day at DSC, Teens-In-Flight Fund-Raiser AdventHealth’s Kids

| August 9, 2019

Teens-In-Flight Inc. hosts its second annual Hangar Party, a free one-day youth football safety clinic, time for students to lock in their fall schedule at Daytona State College, artists Peter Cerreta, J. J. Graham, Harry Messersmith, and John Sbordone at FCAL,

Thursday Briefing: Heat Index to 109, Meet the Teachers, Gopher Tortoises in Flagler Beach

| August 8, 2019

Dangerously high temperatures, meet the teachers and orientation at Old Kings, Rymfire, Buddy Taylor, Indian Trails and FPC, talk of gopher tortoise in Flagler Beach.


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