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Thursday Briefing: Renner and Hutson Postgame Show, Flagler Beach Pot Dispensaries, Stamp and Coin

| July 27, 2017

Rep. Paul Renner and Sen. Travis Hutson talk about the last legislative session and the one to come, the Flagler Beach Commission takes up a proposed ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Next Stations of the Cross In Obamacare’s Near-Death Experiences: Debate and Amendments

| July 26, 2017

Senators are limited to 20 hours of debate, following which numberless amendments may be introduced–but not debated. It may get messy and difficult to follow.

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

| July 26, 2017

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

Wednesday Briefing: Grade Schedule Pick-up, Compassionate Friends, Economic Opportunity, Carlin

| July 26, 2017

School already: grade-schedule pick-ups begin at Indian Trails Middle School, Compassionate Friends meet, George Carlin reminds us he’s still dead.

Tuesday Briefing: School Taxes, Texting While Driving, Palm Harbor Golf Fare, Blivets

| July 25, 2017

The Palm Coast council discusses capital improvements, the school board sets its tax rate, comparing pre-existing conditions to cars that have been in crashes.

Florida Must Pay $1.1 Million In Legal Fees After Losing Battle in Glocks v. Docs Fight

| July 24, 2017

A federal court struck down a controversial state law, backed by the NRA, that sought to prevent doctors from asking patients about guns.

Prescription-Drug Overdoses Swamp Medical Examiners, Putting Accuracy In Question

| July 24, 2017

The concern is that performing more than the recommended limit of 325 autopsies in a year, in addition to other duties such as testifying in court, could result in errors.

Monday Briefing: Bunnell Budget, Sabotaging Obamacare, Sonny Clark and Robert Frost

| July 24, 2017

The Bunnell City Commission figures out its 2017-18 budget, Enterprise Florida picks a new president, Robert Frost trash-talks the novel.

Patriotic Millionaire: There’s No ‘Free Market’ Solution to Health Care

| July 22, 2017

Republican leaders claim they want affordable access to quality health care for all. It can’t be done by lowering taxes on businesses and the rich and letting the market run it all.

Gov. Scott Defends Plan to Appoint Three Supreme Court Justices in Last Days In Office

| July 21, 2017

Those three members — justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince — are part of the court’s more-liberal majority, and some advocates are worried that Scott, a Republican, could tip the balance of power on the bench on his final day in office.

Weekend Briefing: Tour de Palm Coast, “Depth” at Blue Gallery, Play 60 at FPC, Price of Revenge, Calder

| July 21, 2017

The annual cycling Tour de Palm Coast, dive-in movie at Frieda Zamba and by the surf in Flagler Beach, Alexander Calder’s birthday, a new show at Blue Gallery, Balzac on double-standards.

Thursday Briefing: Peers on the Pier, God Gab, Inspired Mic at Europa, JJ Graham’s Phoenix, Balzac’s Speculators

| July 20, 2017

The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s unpredictable improv, is on at Europa, the Chamber hosts its annual Peers on the Pier party, how Trump does in fact own Obamacare now, and double-standards.

Appeals Court Skeptical Of Sitting In Judgment Over Florida’s Education Standards

| July 19, 2017

The issue is whether courts can evaluate the state’s obligation under a 1998 constitutional amendment that declares it a “paramount duty of the state” to education all children.

Obamacare Exchanges In Limbo as GOP Repeal Fails and Trump Ramps Up Sabotage Talk

| July 19, 2017

Even as premiums increase about 18 percent, Florida Blue, the state’s largest health insurer, said those rates would go even higher if government subsidies disappeared.

Wednesday Briefing: Soderberg Kicks Off, Buckets of Tourism Grants, Blood Drive, Malcolm Gladwell

| July 19, 2017

Blood drive in Bunnell, Nancy Soderberg launches her congressional campaign against Ron DeSantis, the tourism council considers dozens of grants, Malcolm Gladwell.

Tuesday Briefing: Mock Election All Day, Palm Coast’s Future, Food Truck Tuesday, Blood-and-Soil Nationalism

| July 18, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council decides whether to add five cops to city streets and may talk about its manager’s future, a countywide mock election takes place at Supervisor’s office to show off new equipment.

With Sanford and Other Non-Mega Airport Posting Big Gains, Florida Passes Texas in Passengers

| July 17, 2017

Florida recorded a nearly 4 percent growth in its overall outbound passenger count, from 78.07 million in 2015 to 81.17 million last year, according to annual FAA data.

Latest Republican Health Bill Cuts Costs At Expense of People With Pre-Existing Conditions

| July 17, 2017

The proposal would let insurers sell health coverage outside the ACA exchanges with no provisions for prescription drugs, mental illness, hospitalization or almost any other benefit.

Monday Briefing: Al Hadeed’s Ethics Award, Rotary’s Dave Dalecki Award, Heat Index to 102, Porn at Work

| July 17, 2017

County Attorney Al Hadeed receives a state ethics award, a volunteer of the year award is named for Dave Dalecki, too many people watch porn at work, Ben Carson is in Orlando.

Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: “Watch Your Back, Bitch”

| July 14, 2017

Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal attorney on the Russia case, threatened a stranger in a string of profanity-laden emails Wednesday night.

Hypocrites on Crack

| July 13, 2017

Thursday evening, Flagler Beach Commissioners Jane Mealy, Marshall Shupe and Joy McGrew flipped off voters and voted for a prohibition on medical pot dispensaries.

End of Citrus as We Squeezed It: Florida Harvest Is Lowest in Decades

| July 13, 2017

Florida’s struggling citrus industry shows the orange crop falling 16 percent from the previous season — which, itself, had been at a five-decades low.

There’s No Good Reason for Your Boss to Make 347 Times What You Do

| July 11, 2017

It’s business executives through outsized CEO pay — not movie stars, professional athletes, or heiresses — who grabbed the dollars that once flowed to the American worker.

Lawyer For Inmate Scheduled To Be Executed Accuses Pam Bondi of Hoodwinking Him

| July 11, 2017

A lawyer for a Death Row inmate scheduled to be executed next month is accusing Attorney General Pam Bondi of hoodwinking him into agreeing to a delay in a U.S. Supreme Court review.

Faint Glimmer On Bleak Landscape: Amounts of Opioids Prescribed Falling Since 2010

| July 10, 2017

Still, the amount in 2015 is three times higher than at the turn of the century, and there are wide disparities in prescription trends across the country.

Elections Supervisor’s Plea to Flagler Voters: Stay Registered Despite Commission’s Data Grab

| July 7, 2017

In an open letter to Flagler County’s registered voters, Supervisor of Elections Kaiti Lenhart says the federal commission’s data grab through the state should not diminish their trust in the system.

Why The Obsession Against Smokable Medical Pot? John Morgan Wants To Know.

| July 7, 2017

Morgan bankrolled the medical-marijuana ballot initiative and repeatedly threatened to sue over smoking, which he says was permitted in the amendment supported by more than 71 percent of Florida voters last fall.

A School Board Will Sue the State Over Charter-Tilted Education Bill Most Districts Opposed

| July 6, 2017

The new law overhauls swaths of state education, dealing with everything from mandatory recess for elementary school students and standardized testing to charter school funding and teacher bonuses.

Thursday Briefing: Flashing European Village, Lincolnville Brass Band, North Korean Nightmare Scenario

| July 6, 2017

European Village flashes its name, the Lincolnville Brass Band at St. Augustine’s weekly summer outdoors concerts, North Korea’s missiles, Why instruments don’t all sound alike.

Florida’s “Execution Machine” Back On As Gov. Scott Schedules First State Killing In 18 Months

| July 5, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott rescheduled the execution date of convicted killer Mark James Asay for Aug. 27. The killing was put on hold after the U.S. and Florida supreme courts declared the state’s execution methods unconstitutional.

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