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Five First Responders to the Pulse Massacre.
One Diagnosis: PTSD.

| June 17, 2018

“My head’s still not right,” said one paramedic who responded to the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago. He and some other responders say their departments haven’t given them the help they need.

FDLE Adds Texts and Other Notification Systems for AMBER/Missing Child Alerts

| June 16, 2018

Citizens can now receive AMBER and Missing Child Alerts through text messages as well as email. To use the new system, citizens must create an Everbridge account.

Flagler College Ranked in Top Five of ‘Best Beach Colleges’

| June 16, 2018

Flagler College recently ranked fourth in ‘25 Best Beach Colleges’ list from College Consensus. The list recognized colleges for effectively using their unique coastal locations as an educational engagement tool. Drawing from college review sources such as U.S. News reports and Center for World University Rankings, as well as from student reviews, College Consensus said […]

Weekend Briefing: CPR Class, Get Out the Vote Class, “Benji,” Women’s Hall of Fame, Claude Bolling

| June 15, 2018

Palm Coast Fire Station 25 hosts a CPR class, the Flagler NAACP hosts a Get Out the Vote class, Marineland shows “Benji” outdoors, 10 World Cup games over the weekend.

If Trump Is Giving Diplomacy a Chance in Korea, His Critics Should, Too

| June 14, 2018

The North Korea negotiations are far from over, and could still tip from a fragile diplomacy back to middle-school insults, but diplomacy isn’t just the better way. It’s the only way.

291 Gun Permits Wrongly Issued, But Adam Putnam Says “Public Safety Was Not At Risk”

| June 14, 2018

An employee stopped running background checks on hundreds of applicants. The problem led to heavy criticism of Putnam amid his campaign for governor.

Thursday Briefing: World Cup, Flagler Beach Golf Course, State of the Judiciary, Congressionals at Tiger Bay

| June 14, 2018

The Flagler Beach Commission again talks about what to do with its troubled golf course, the World Cup begins its month-long fanaticism, GOP congressional candidates appear at Tiger Bay.

Beyond Donation of 25 FHP Used Cars to Puerto Rico, an Island’s Policing in Crisis

| June 13, 2018

Puerto Rico right now is all about a cattle pen of system failures — but one of the most important is its broken and bleeding law enforcement structure.

Campaign Cash Fuels TV Ads for Adam Putnam and Philip Levine in Governor’s Race

| June 13, 2018

As the leading fundraisers in their party primaries for governor, Adam Putnam and Philip Levine have an advantage over their rivals when it comes to reaching voters.

Wednesday Briefing: Citizenship Academy Graduates, Live Bombing, Managing Cholesterol, Workforce Summit

| June 13, 2018

Palm Coast graduates 18 from its 43rd Citizenship Academy, learn about managing cholesterol, live bombing in the Ocala forest, Schumann virtuosity.

Trouble For 9 Ballot Proposals, But Homestead Expansion and School Board Term Limits Would Pass

| June 12, 2018

Bans on offshore oil drilling and vaping in workplaces and restaurants, new ethics standard for public officials and voting rights to ex-felons would all fail.

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

| June 12, 2018

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

Tuesday Briefing: Old Kings Road Widening, Santore Fireworks Expansion, Bunnell Manager Interviews

| June 12, 2018

The Palm Coast Council discusses buying land for Old Kings Road’s expansion, the Bunnell City Commission interviews three candidates for city manager, Santore and Sons, the fireworks company, seeks a zoning change.

The Truth About ‘Sanctuary Cities’

| June 11, 2018

The term “sanctuary city” typically refers to a jurisdiction that wants to limit the use of local law enforcement resources to carry out federal law enforcement work, in violation of constitutional protections.

School Massacre Commission Hears Troubling Account Of Ineffective Database and Information-Sharing

| June 11, 2018

Panelists on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission discussed shortcomings in a database designed to capture information about troubled students.

Monday Briefing: Congressional Forum, Sheriff’s Moves, Poor People’s Campaign, Library Policies

| June 11, 2018

The district’s congressional candidates speak in St. Augustine, Sheriff’s employees begin moving out of Operations Center, the library debates policy reviews.

Pious Homophobes Win One

| June 10, 2018

The Supreme Court in its wedding-cake ruling declared gays once again second-class citizens, at least when their sexuality has to compete with someone else’s more stone-throwing version of Christianity.

Rise in Florida’s Uninsured Children Contrasts With Continued Declines in Other Big States

| June 8, 2018

Florida lost ground while states such as Texas and California continued to make progress. Those states lowered their uninsured rates by 1 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

Weekend Briefing: Porgy and Bess, Portugal Flag-Raising, Family Fun Day, USS Liberty, ‘What About Me?’

| June 8, 2018

A Portugal flag-raising at Palm Coast City Hall, beach clean-up in Marineland, Porgy and Bess and the First Church of Palm Coast, Watson Realty’s Family Fun Day Summer Party.

Is Your Car a Weapon? Supreme Court Leaning to Yes in Manslaughter Case

| June 7, 2018

Under Florida law, the use of a weapon bumped up the manslaughter charge from a second-degree felony to a first-degree felony, carrying a longer prison sentence.

Thursday Briefing: ‘Smog of the Sea,’ Democrats’ Open House, GOP Congressionals’ Forum

| June 7, 2018

Flagler County Democrats host a daylong open house at their Palm Coast headquarters, Flagler Republicans host a forum featuring three congressional candidates, a film screening at DSC for World Oceans Day.

29 Million Domestic Visitors Push Florida Tourism To New Quarterly Record

| June 6, 2018

Florida drew an estimated 33.2 million visitors from January through March, which was a 7.4 percent increase over the same period in 2017.

Wednesday Briefing: Cars As Weapons, Smart City Workshop, FTI Graduation, Parent’s New Parent

| June 6, 2018

Barbara Holley takes over Parent Magazine, Flagler Technical Institute holds its graduation, Palm Coast talks innovative city districts, Martha Argerich is 77.

Billionaire Investor Jeff Greene Becomes 5th Florida Democrat In Race For Governor

| June 5, 2018

Greene, 63, who lives in Palm Beach two doors down from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2010.

Questioning War Is No Disrespect to Veterans. It’s a Civic Duty.

| June 5, 2018

Americans remain unconcerned about wars the U.S. is currently fighting (at last count, we’re bombing at least 7 countries) though they foot the bill both in tax dollars and lives.

Tuesday Briefing: Chess on the Porch, Sportsfishing Club, Code of Conduct, Sewer Plant Opening, Road Closure

| June 5, 2018

The school board talks Code of Conduct and surplus property, Palm Coast basks in a new sewer plant, chess at the Humidor, Florida Park Drive road closure.

Domestic Violence’s Overlooked Damage: Concussion And Brain Injury

| June 4, 2018

Survivors of domestic violence may be suffering largely in silence from the same traumatic brain injuries, memory loss and PTSD seen in veterans and athletes.

Monday Briefing: Tascarella v. Flagler, Customary Beach Use, Congressional District 6 Forum

| June 4, 2018

Three Democrats and three Republicans for the congressional district seat that includes Flagler appear at a St. Augustine forum, the Flagler County Commission adopts a customary use of beaches ordinance.

Legalizing Recreational Pot Key Issue For Florida Democrats’ Gubernatorial Candidates

| June 3, 2018

John Morgan calls recreational weed a make-or-break issue for Democratic candidates seeking to replace outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Weekend Briefing: First Friday in Flagler Beach, Synchronized Swimming Show, LGBT Pride

| June 1, 2018

Flagler Beach’s increasingly popular First Fridays, assuming there’s no rain, the Synchro Belles put on a show, Flagler Volunteer Services put on a hurricane prep presentation.

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