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Tuesday Briefing: School Board ‘Branding,’ Food Truck Tuesday, Couch to 5K Challenge, De Gaulle

| August 21, 2018

The Flagler School Board wants to take branding more seriously, Bunnell continues its manager interviews, Food Truck Tuesday in Town Center.

Bank Closes Campaign Account of Florida Candidate Who Advocates for Medical Marijuana

| August 20, 2018

Nikki Fried, a lawyer running for Commissioner of Agriculture, once lobbied for medical-marijuana operators and helped shape the state’s laws and regulations regarding pot.

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

| August 20, 2018

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

Monday Briefing: Bunnell Bypass, Industrial Building at Airport, Trial Week, Manager Interviews, Heat Index 102

| August 20, 2018

The Flagler County Commission considers major grants to build the Bunnell bypass and to build an industrial structure at the county airport, the Bunnell commission interviews two candidates, classes begin at Bethune-Cookman.

Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin Sales Pitch Downplayed Risks Of Opioid Addiction

| August 19, 2018

More than 1,500 pending civil lawsuits, filed mostly by state and local governments, allege that deceptive marketing claims helped fuel a national epidemic of opioid addiction and thousands of overdose deaths.

I Grew Up In the Segregated South. For Me, Supreme Court Rulings Are Personal.

| August 17, 2018

The author shares her grave concern for what Brett Kavanaugh’s influence could mean for communities of color, women, the LGBTQ community, and others who’ve fought to advance civil rights.

Four Republicans Vying to Replace Putnam as Agriculture Commissioner Battle Lack of Recognition

| August 17, 2018

The Aug. 28 Republican primary for agriculture commissioner has featured some sniping over issues such as campaign money and Second Amendment support, with the sparring mostly occurring between state Rep. Matt Caldwell of North Fort Myers and Sen. Denise Grimsley of Sebring.

Weekend Briefing: Bus Driver Appreciation, Early Voting Begins, Clergy Politics, Lincoln Day Dinner, DSC Enrollment Day

| August 17, 2018

Early voting begins Saturday, Enrollment Saturday at Daytona State, Rabbi Merrill Shapiro on politicized clergy, “Senior Crime,” Flagler Palm Coast High School v. Atlantic High Friday evening.

Gwen Graham’s Bid for Governor Tries to Make History But a Legacy Can Be Double-Edged

| August 16, 2018

Gwen Graham, a former one-term member of Congress, could make history this fall by being elected Florida’s first female governor and the first child of a governor to serve in the state’s top job.

Thursday Briefing: Flagler Kiwanis Marks 10 Years, Heat Index to 103, Matanzas High Football Kickoff, Inspired Mic

| August 16, 2018

Join the Flagler Kiwanis Club for a 10th anniversary celebration, Matanzas High opens its football season, the Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s only open-mic event, holds another edition.

If Ireland Can Get Out of Fossil Fuels, “Tree-City” Palm Coast Can Too

| August 15, 2018

Almost 900 cities, universities, and governments have divested over $6 trillion from the fossil fuel industry by requiring pension funds and other such investments to be green. Why not yours?

22 of Florida’s 67 School Districts Are Using Armed Personnel as “Guardians” to Comply With Law

| August 15, 2018

The guardian program approved by lawmakers has been controversial, with most districts, including Flagler County, rejecting the idea of training school personnel to be armed.

Wednesday Briefing: Canvassing Board, Turtle Talk at Gamble Rogers, 3 Days Left For Shots

| August 15, 2018

Join a park ranger at Gamble Rogers this morning for a glimpse into the intricate world of remarkable sea turtles, the canvassing board tests its voting equipment, three days left for free immunization.

Supreme Court Asked To Block 6 Constitutional Amendments That Combine Multiple Issues

| August 14, 2018

The plaintiffs include a former Supreme Court Justice and take aim at proposed amendments that the Florida Constitution Revision Commission placed on the November ballot.

Tuesday Briefing: Heroin Dealer in Court, Traffic Safety Team, Stormwater Costs, Vivaldi

| August 14, 2018

Joseph Colon, the man facing a first-degree murder charge in a woman’s heroin overdose, is in court, the Palm Coast council talks raising stormwater rates, the traffic safety team meets.

Schools Are Safer Than Your Home

| August 13, 2018

We’re making fortresses of the safest places in America, out of fear that one of those 120,000 schools might at some point be the target of a shooting.

In Governor’s Race, Democrats Push For Expanded Health Coverage For Floridians

| August 13, 2018

Democratic candidates s are accentuating a split with Republicans in a campaign where health care has become one of the touchstone issues.

Monday Briefing: Bunnell’s Historic Watertower? Road Closures, City Manager Search, Dopesick, Nielsen Woodwinds

| August 13, 2018

The Bunnell Commission considers giving the city’s water tower historic status and looks for a manager, another quote from Beth Macy’s “Dopesick,” road closures extended.

From Slinging Possums To Age Discrimination, Florida’s Silly Season Turns Toxic

| August 12, 2018

The weeks leading up to elections are sometimes known as the “silly season,” but on numerous fronts in the Sunshine State, “the nasty season” seems a more fitting label.

Spurred By Latest Dubious Shooting, Calls For Stand Your Ground Repeal Hit Capitol

| August 10, 2018

The July 19 shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, with his three young children nearby at a Circle K in Pinellas County is prompting the latest calls to repeal the 2005 law.

Weekend Briefing: Back To School, Canvassing Board Testing, Movie In the Park, Free Sportsfighing Club Clinic

| August 10, 2018

It’s back to school for a day before the weekend, the Flagler Sportsfishing Club offers a free clinic, “Beauty and the Beast” free in Palm Coast’s Central Park, Musorgsky’s Pictures.

Thursday Briefing: Roundabout at Matanzas Woods, Meet The Teachers, Music Jam

| August 9, 2018

The state transportation department holds a public information meeting about the coming roundabout at US1 and Matanzas Woods in Palm Coast, elementary schools have Meet the Teacher day, heat index up to 102.

At Parkland Massacre Commission, Lessons of Columbine Compete With Tragic Repetitions

| August 8, 2018

Security enhancements include more active-shooter drills, upgraded cameras with a central monitoring system and single-point entries for visitors.

Wednesday Briefing: Union Negotiations, “Who We Are,” Bunnell Charter Review, School Shooting Commission

| August 8, 2018

The Parkland massacre commission meets for two days, the Bunnell Charter Review board meets, Ron deSantis and Adam Putnam debate.

Court Ruling With Broad Implications Throws Out Limits on Medical Pot Operators

| August 7, 2018

The cap on the number of medical marijuana operators “directly contradicts the amendment,” Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson ruled in an eight-page order.

Tuesday Briefing: Active Shooter Training, School Board Self-Rules, Vocational Education, Heat Index to 102

| August 7, 2018

The Sheriff’s Office conducts a first-of-its kind active shooter training for Flagler school staff, the superintendent welcomes back faculty and staff, chess at European Village.

FlaglerLive Wins 1st Place For Court Reporting In Society of Professional Journalists’ Sunshine State Awards

| August 6, 2018

FlaglerLive was awarded the courtroom honor for a series of articles written to give readers a front-row seat in the courtroom, reflecting proceedings with analytical and vivid detail and accessible narratives of the legal context.

Monday Briefing: Happy 50th Colleen Conklin, Korean War Veterans, Vacation-Rental Fees, Tourism Grants Galore

| August 6, 2018

School Board member Colleen Conklin is the longest consecutive-serving elected official in Flagler, the county commission approves a slew of tourism grants, Korean veterans are honored.

Bright Futures ‘Medallion’ Scholarships For 46,000 Floridians Increase to Cover 75% of Tuition and Fees

| August 5, 2018

The expansion is part of a record $519 million Bright Futures program legislators approved this year, with the the medallion portion of the scholarships increased to about $190 million.

America’s Pre-Existing Condition

| August 3, 2018

Florida is among the states suing to end the requirement that people with pre-existing conditions be covered by insurers. It’s the latest cynical attempt to end Obamacare.

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