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Trying To Make Up For Mistakes, Florida Health Officials Seek To Speed Up Medical Pot Licensing

| September 22, 2017

The Florida Health Department had until Oct. 3 to issue 10 medical pot licenses to producers, a deadline it will almost certainly miss even as it scrambles to ease the application process.

Weekend Briefing: Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Weimar Berlin at CRT, Evita at Playhouse, Paul Renner, Free Museum, J.S. Bach

| September 22, 2017

Great plays at City Repertory Theatre and the Flagler Playhouse, free museum entry at Agriculture Museum Saturday, Paul Renner visits, Alzheimer’s Walk in Flagler Beach, Andras Schiff plays Bach.

That Last-Ditch Effort By Republicans To Replace ACA: What You Need To Know

| September 21, 2017

While the chances for this last-ditch measure appear iffy, many GOP senators are rallying around a proposal that would repeal most of the ACA.

Irma Insurance Claims Nearing $2 Billion, Exceed Matthew and Hermine Combined

| September 21, 2017

Calculated through Sunday afternoon, Irma’s losses easily exceeded the 119,000 claims and $1.2 billion in losses for Matthew and the 19,700 claims and $139 million in losses from Hermine.

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

| September 21, 2017

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

Thursday Briefing: Evita at the Playhouse, Fernando Sor, Office Hours With Nelson Aide, Flagler Budget

| September 21, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Evita” is at the Flagler Playhouse, the County Commission holds its final budget hearing to set next year’s tax rates, Fernando Sor’s guitar.

Wednesday Briefing: New Student School Board Members, Palm Coast Budget, Senior Games

| September 20, 2017

The Palm Coast City Council holds its second and final budget hearing, setting next year’s tax rates, meet the two new student school board members, undercover in the alt-right.

Irma’s Death Toll in Florida at 34 and Rising

| September 18, 2017

Irma is credited with five deaths by drowning and four deaths involving carbon monoxide, including the carbon-monoxide deaths of a mother and two teenage children in Orange County.

Nursing Home Where Eight Died Wasn’t On FPL’s Priority List For Power Restoration

| September 18, 2017

FPL placed nursing homes in a second tier of infrastructure — behind “critical” but ahead of residential homes. Local officials gave the Hollywood Hills home that designation using FPL guidance.

How Health Insurers Fuel Opioid Crisis By Denying Claims For Less Addictive But More Expensive Drugs

| September 18, 2017

Insurers limiting access to drugs with a lower risk of addiction or dependence. Why? Opioid drugs are generally cheap while safer alternatives are often more expensive.

Monday Briefing: Welcome Back To Normal, Bunnell’s Fire Future, Alcohol Hours, Erin Vickers Trial

| September 18, 2017

It’s a return to normal after a week of hell, the Bunnell City Commission votes on whether to hand over fire services to the county and extend alcohol sale hours, Erin Vickers goes on trial.

You Cannot Be Serious: Hurricane Maria Sniffs Around Irma’s Wake

| September 17, 2017

Hurricane Maria is expected to become a major hurricane, with a global forecast seeing it veer away from Florida, but the more accurate European forecast seeing it come closer to the coast.

Uninsured Rate Falls To Record Low Of 8.8%, But Florida’s Rate Still 5th Highest in U.S.

| September 17, 2017

Florida’s rate of uninsured would have been lower had Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature not prevented the federally-funded expansion of Medicaid.

Flagler Beach Museum Providing 100 Free Meals Thursday Evening

| September 14, 2017

Beyond the meals, the museum will be a one-stop resource center for residents needing volunteer help or assistance with FEMA.

Post-Irma Daily Digest: Flagler Beach Crossovers and Pier Update, FEMA Registrations, Senior Games

| September 14, 2017

Local governments’ drizzle of information releases related to post-Hurricane Irma recovery are distilled for their essentials and published in a running tally.

Florida Shellshock: Blanket Outages, Floodwaters, and This: Irma Could Cost “Billions Upon Billions”

| September 12, 2017

Millions of people continued to lack electricity as cleanup work expected to reach into the billions of dollars began in the wake of deadly Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma Closures and Re-Openings in Palm Coast and Across Flagler

| September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma-related notices of closures, business reopenings and other related notices from government, hospitals, schools and colleges and businesses.

FPL Projects 4.1 Million Could Lose Power in Coming Days; Time Runs Out To Flee Irma

| September 9, 2017

FPL has pre-positioned more than 13,500 recovery workers from its staff and other states at 20 staging areas, including a new bunker-like facility in Palm Coast.

Trump’s Decision To End Dreamers’ Amnesty Creates Dilemma For Florida GOP

| September 5, 2017

Florida is home to at least 30,000 people who could be affected and is the base for exponentially more Hispanic voters who could be critical to next year’s elections.

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights: For Workers

| September 4, 2017

At the end of his last State of the Union message to Congress in 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt outlined an ambition plan for a “Second Bill of Rights” to ensure “”economic security and independence.”

Unemployment Ticks Up to 4.4% as Job Creation Slows to 156,000 and Wages Lag

| September 1, 2017

Where it matters most, in wages, workers are not seeing improvements even as the economy recorded its 83rd straight month of job growth. Corporate profits remain healthy.

Labor Day Weekend Briefing: Last Days Of Summer, Espanola Road Work, Judy Taylor’s Labor History, Antifa

| September 1, 2017

A blessedly quiet, uneventful Labor Day weekend in Flagler, Judy Taylor’s great mural, a few words for woeking people, Dreamers on the edge, media’s antifa trap.

Supreme Court Backs Scott, 5-2, In Death Penalty Battle With State Attorney Ayala

| August 31, 2017

Scott removed Ayala from handling capital cases earlier this year, shortly after she announced her office would not pursue the death penalty for defendants.

Development and Disasters: A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

| August 31, 2017

Scientists warn of more and expanding “bull’s-eyes” as Americans build in parts of the country at ever greater risk because of climate change and severe weather.

Thursday Briefing: Rymfire Open House, Overdose Awareness at Veterans Park, Rescue Training at Old Food Lion, Orhan Pamuk

| August 31, 2017

An Overdose Awareness event at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park includes a memorial service, firefighters are training in the old Food Lion shopping center, Orhan Pamuk talks about his latest novel.

The Brutality Behind Trump’s Arpaio Pardon

| August 30, 2017

The president called Joe Arpaio, a man who chronically violated people’s constitutional rights, a “patriot.” What does that make his victims?

Michael Thomas, 2nd in Command at FHP, Resigns Over Ticket-Quota Inquiry

| August 30, 2017

It is the latest fallout from an ongoing investigation into whether troopers were told to meet a traffic-ticket quota, Lt. Col. Michael Thomas was a 30-year veteran and deputy director for the FHP.

Wednesday Briefing: Heat Index to 105, Senior Focus Group, Friends of A1A, FWC in Houston, Millicent Fenwick

| August 30, 2017

ElderSource facilitates a senior focus group to figure out what senior needs there are in Palm Coast and Flagler, Florida’s Fish and Wildlife officers are providing big rescue help in Houston.

White Supremacists Joked About Using Cars To Run Over Opponents Before Charlottesville

| August 29, 2017

Leaked chat room conversations by white supremacists reveal expectations of violence — along with detailed planning and intelligence gathering on left-wing adversaries.

Tuesday Briefing: Scams, Skims and Cons, Going Solar in Palm Coast, Snelgrove Status, Houston 1st and Last

| August 29, 2017

The Palm Coast council talks about what it learned from Hurricane Matthew and installs solar devices, it’s still about Houston, convicted murderer David Snelgrove back in court.

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