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How Fentanyl, in 56% of Florida’s Overdose Deaths, Changes the Opioid Equation

| October 19, 2018

With lethal amounts of fentanyl showing up in heroin and other drug supplies throughout the country, active drug users are at a greater risk of dying than ever before.

Today’s Flagler Jail Bookings, Crime and Incident Reports for Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell

| October 19, 2018

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

Weekend Briefing: Rocky Horror, Holler-Ween Fest, NAACP Freedom Fund, Sea Ray Boats Sale, Brass and Opera

| October 19, 2018

The Rocky Horror Show at City Repertory Theatre, Holler-Ween Fest at the Agricultural Museum, the NAACP hosts its Freedom Fund evening, Sea Ray has a yard sale.

Nikki Fried and Matt Caldwell Gun For Agriculture Commissioner Behind Holsters and Consumer Protection

| October 18, 2018

Democrat Nikki Fried and Republican Matt Caldwell offer differing views on Trump, the state’s management of concealed-weapons licenses and how to move forward with medical marijuana.

A Better Way To Fight Homelessness: Decriminalize It

| October 18, 2018

Law enforcement is often used as a first response to address homelessness. Many communities criminalize it instead of connecting the homeless with essential services, assuming they’re available.

Thursday Briefing: Chamber’s Candidate Forum, Resource Fair, Intracoastal Bank, Inspired Mic

| October 18, 2018

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a candidate forum at the Hilton, a community resources and college financial aid fair, the Inspired Mic returns.

Bitter Clash Over Charter Schools Behind Supreme Court Decision To Kill ‘Defective’ Ballot Measure

| October 17, 2018

The proposed constitutional amendment could have opened a new avenue for the establishment of charter schools outside the control of county school boards.

News-Journal Redemption: Krys Fluker Is Paper’s New Editorial Page Editor

| October 17, 2018

Krys Fluker has just been named editorial page editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal. FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam cheers the appointment of his old colleague.

Wednesday Briefing: Wawa, Town Center Apartments, Fearless and Focused Women, Wellness

| October 17, 2018

The Bulldog Drive Wawa takes a gulp closer to reality, the Palm Coast planning board approves a site plan for Town Center apartments, fearless women talk at a chamber function.

Sean Shaw v. Ashley Moody: Race for Attorney General Contrasts Activism With Status Quo

| October 16, 2018

State Rep. Sean Shaw, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, vows to aggressively use the office to take on fraud and other issues, while Former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody, the Republican candidate, wants to build on the work of her friend, the term-limited Bondi.

Tuesday Briefing: Canales Trial, Education Foundation, Palm Coast Electric Tax, Relief Truck, Gillum-DeSantis Debate

| October 16, 2018

Gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis debate, the Palm Coast council talks electric tax, the Flagler Education Foundation recognizes its donors on a new wall.

Palm Coast’s Shocking Electric Tax Scheme

| October 15, 2018

Out of nowhere the Palm Coast City Council is about to ram through a large tax increase on residents and businesses with hardly any discussion, no hearings, no public education. No wonder we have tea parties.

Saying Scott ‘Exceeded His Authority,’ Supreme Court Rules Next Governor Will Appoint 3 Justices, Not Scott

| October 15, 2018

The winner of the Nov. 6 election between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum “has the sole authority” to fill the court vacancies, the court ruled.

Monday Briefing: Relief Food Truck, No School, Candidates at Tiger Bay, Trial Week, Biometric Rifle Safes

| October 15, 2018

The Flagler Tiger Bay Club hosts congressional candidate Nancy Soderberg, the county commission approves biometric safes and flack jackets for the sheriff’s school deputies, Ken Starr in palm Beach.

A Note to Readers on Our New Server

| October 14, 2018

FlaglerLive switched to a new, more powerful server Saturday morning. But it takes up to 48 hours for the new Domain Name System (DNS) to propagate around the globe. That could create some confusion for some readers.

‘Marsy’s Law’ Protections for Crime Victims Sound Great, but Could Cause Problems

| October 13, 2018

Giving crime victims constitutional rights equal to those of defendants sets up a clash over the accused person’s Sixth Amendment right to due process and the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

We Need Cities of Resistance: Adaptation to Global Warming’s Cataclysms Is No Longer an Option

| October 12, 2018

We can no longer champion the disingenuous framework of climate adaptation plans based on efforts to recycle, change light bulbs, eat less meat, in a future that everyone now knows is on the verge of collapse.

Amendment 4: With 1.4 Million Florida Felons Banned from Voting, Voters Will Decide On Restoring Right

| October 12, 2018

Amendment 4 would automatically restore the right to vote for felons who have completed their sentences, paid restitution and fulfilled probation. Murderers and sex offenders would be excluded.

Weekend Briefing: Rocky Horror Show, FPC Homecoming, Soprano Anna Maria, Bike MS, Pink Army 5K, Pet Blessing

| October 12, 2018

Another weekend very rich in all sorts of activities, musical theater, the Pink Army 5K, a pet blessing and fair, a soprano’s performance at the Arts Foundation, movie in the park, and plenty more.

‘Unimaginable’ Hurricane Devastation in Florida’s Panhandle as Long Recovery Begins

| October 11, 2018

The Florida National Guard has deployed 3,500 members for search-and-rescue and humanitarian aid, with assistance from National Guard units from as far away as New York and Kansas.

Nearly 400,000 Without Power as Florida Shifts to Search and Rescue in Michael’s Wake

| October 10, 2018

The Category 4 storm created storm surges up to 14 feet in areas, inflicted damages across Tyndall Air Force Base east of Panama City and spawned at least two “devastating” tornadoes in Gadsden County.

The GOP’s Kavanaugh Playbook Was Textbook Abusive Behavior

| October 10, 2018

Kavanaugh defenders said a lot about the presumption of innocence. But in truth they were following a much more menacing playbook, common to many abusers called out for their behavior.

Category 4 Hurricane Michael Approaching Panhandle Landfall; Spared Flagler Sends Help

| October 10, 2018

The storm is expected to speed through the Panhandle before moving into the Atlanta area and the Carolinas, Flagler County’s Suzanne Eubanks on Tuesday was deployed to go into Holmes County as part of the state’s Region 3 All Hazards Incident Management Team.

Scott Warns of Hurricane Michael’s ‘Devastation’ and Storm Surge, Flagler Calls Local Impact ‘Minimal’

| October 9, 2018

Current bulletins from the National Weather Service for Flagler County include a high risk for rip currents, a high surf advisory, and a coastal flood advisory. The risk of tropical storm force winds has decreased to 20 percent.

Tuesday Briefing: Palm Coast Drones, a 350-ft Cell Tower, Party Registration Deadline, What Russia Wants

| October 9, 2018

Last day to register to vote, rules for Palm Coast government’s drones, Flagler County seeks a permit for a 350-foot tower, a lecturer on what Russia wants.

‘Monstrous’ Hurricane Michael Aims For Panhandle, But Effects on Flagler Limited

| October 8, 2018

Michael has the potential to be the strongest storm in the region since Hurricane Eloise swept across Bay County in September 1975 with 110 mph winds.

Monday Briefing: Robert Tarczewski, Trump in Orlando, Bunnell’s Charter Review, Containers as Business

| October 8, 2018

The Bunnell City Commission considers charter changes to put before voters, Donald Trump speaks min Orlando, it’s homecoming week at FPC, Palm Coast has a couple of road closures, Mencken on lying presidents.

Tropical Storm Michael: Scott Declares State of Emergency for Panhandle; Impact on Flagler Uncertain

| October 7, 2018

Though distant, what will become Tropical Storm Michael is expected to bring waves of heavy rainfall and embedded thunderstorms beginning Tuesday and persisting through late Thursday in the northeast Florida region.

Attorney General Launches Investigation of Catholic Priests’ Child Sex Abuse in All 7 Florida Dioceses

| October 7, 2018

Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is leaving office in January due to term limits, said it is too early to know how many Floridians, former residents or visitors may have been molested.

Weekend Briefing: Creekside Festival, Pan-Am Dance, First Friday, Drug Court Fall Ride, Linda Cole

| October 5, 2018

The Creekside Music and Art Festival at Princess Place, Hispanic-American Club’s Pan-American Dance, bikers for Drug Court, learning about the amendments, the Rotary’s Community Stars.

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