Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s inland…in the lower 70s coast. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
The OED’s Word of the Day: misway, n..
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Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.
The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.
That Flagler County School Board meets in workshop to review its coming meeting agenda, at 3 p.m. in Training Room 3 at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
Palm Coast Animal Control hearing scheduled at 10 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
Flagler Beach’s Planning and Architectural Review Board meets 5:30 p.m. at City Hall’s Commission Chambers to discuss a proposed townhouse development at 3901 S. Ocean Shore Blvd. by applicant Moonlight Beach LLC of Longwood, Fla.
The Palm Coast City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The Flagler Beach Rotary recoignizes the Palm Coast Volunteer Firefighters for their help with Fantasy Lights, the annual Christmas display in Town Center. The council is expected to adopt new ordinances controlling wireless communications rules in the city and approve the first lease for a new cell tower under those new rules. The council will also discuss parks and recreation impact fees.
Flagler County Attorney Al Hadeed presents a talk on the history of the Hammock at 7 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Malacompra Road, of State Road A1A. Hadeed is a past president of the Flagler County Historical Society. The event is free and open to the public.
Live and inert bombing: Navy training schedules indicate that live and inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest, which may rattle windows in Palm Coast and Flagler County. The schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday: from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Inert
- Tuesday: from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Inert
- Wednesday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Thursday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Friday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Saturday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
- Sunday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise
The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Wednesday: Palm Coast Data, Building 3, 2 Commerce Boulevard, Palm Coast, From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Friday: Chick-Fil-A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Epic Theaters, Palm Coast, 1185 Central Ave., noon to 6 p.m.
CareerSource Flagler Volusia receives training grant for hurricane evacuees: CareerSource Flagler Volusia has received a $40,000 training grant from the State of Florida. The purpose of this award is to provide assistance to individuals who have relocated to Florida since September 17, 2017 from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria. For more information on this grant or participant eligibility, contact Elizabeth Fernandez at (386) 561-9608 or [email protected].
Bunnell Street Paving: Bunnell will be resurfacing a few streets during the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM beginning Monday, February 5, 2018 through Saturday, February 10, 2018 (weather permitting). The following streets will be impacted by paving crews:
N. Chapel St (from E. Woodland St. to E. Howe St.)
N. Orange St (from E. Howe St to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Lemon St. (from Howe St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Fig St. (from Howe St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
N. Peach St. (from E. Lambert St. to E. Moody Blvd.)
E. Woodland St. from US 1 to SR 100 W
Access to the roads being worked on will be limited during the vendor’s regular working hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Residents along scheduled streets are asked; to ensure no vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. are left in the roadway during these hours. Prior to the resurfacing, please refrain from placing debris in the roadway for City pickup. Also make sure your sprinklers are turned off from 2:00 am to 7:00 pm. The day after the road is surfaced, these items can return to normal. Questions about this project or the schedule should be directed to the City of Bunnell Public Works Department at 386-437-7515.
CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATIONS CONSIDERED: The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will take up a proposal (SB 846), filed by Sen. George Gainer, R-Panama City, that would lead to the Walton County sheriff providing child-protective investigations, joining sheriffs in four other counties. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS SOUGHT: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will consider a bill (SB 1828), filed by Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami, that would prevent employers from retaliating against workers who comply with mandatory evacuations during emergencies. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
DEATH PENALTY SENTENCING DEBATED: The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will take up a bill that would extend the retroactivity of a Florida Supreme Court ruling that requires jury unanimity before inmates can be sentenced to death. The Supreme Court said the requirements are retroactive to cases since 2002. The bill (SB 870), filed by committee Chairman Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, would also apply the requirements to earlier cases. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 37 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
CAMPUS SPEECH ON AGENDA: The Senate Education Committee will consider a proposal (SB 1234), filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, that is dubbed the “Campus Free Expression Act.” In part, it would prevent college and universities from designating campus free-speech zones or taking other steps that could restrict speech-related activities to particular areas of campus. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
‘SOBER HOMES’ EYED: The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 1069), filed by Rep. Bill Hager, R-Delray Beach, and Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart, that would revamp regulations for substance-abuse recovery residences, commonly known as “sober homes.” (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.)
HOUSE WEIGHS HIGHER ED CHANGES: The House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee will consider a proposal (HB 423), filed by Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, that would make wide-ranging changes in the higher- education system, including expanding Bright Futures scholarships. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
GENETIC INFORMATION AT ISSUE: The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will take up a bill (SB 1106), filed by Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, that would prevent life insurers and long-term care insurers from canceling, limiting or denying coverage based on genetic information. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
PUBLIC RECORDS ON AGENDA: The Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will take up a series of bills related to public-records exemptions. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
INVASIVE SPECIES TARGETED: The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee will take up a bill (HB 145), filed by Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, that would create a pilot program to try to help eradicate pythons and other invasive species, such as tegu lizards and lionfish. (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)
CONFIRMATION HEARING FOR PSC MEMBERS: The Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Public Service Commission members Gary Clark and Art Graham. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
TEEN VOTER INFORMATION AT ISSUE: The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee will take up a bill (SB 532), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would provide a public-records exemption for information about youths who are ages 16 or 17 and preregister to vote. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
CFO DUTIES WEIGHED: The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a proposed constitutional amendment (SJR 792), filed by Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, that would give additional duties to the state chief financial officer. In part, it would lead to the CFO’s office taking part in economic, demographic and revenue estimating conferences. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY PROPOSED: The Senate Transportation Committee will take up a bill (SB 1200), filed by Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, that would create the “Statewide Alternative Transportation Authority,” which would address issues such as autonomous vehicles. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)
PSC DEALS WITH TAX OVERHAUL: The Florida Public Service Commission will take up a series of issues, including a proposal that could begin a process of adjusting rates to reflect money saved by utilities because of the federal tax overhaul. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)
THRASHER SPEAKS AT FSU DAY: Florida State University President John Thrasher will speak at a pep rally that is part of “FSU Day at the Capitol.” (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Capitol plaza.)
CONSTITUTION PANEL HOLDS HEARING: The state Constitutional Revision Commission will hold a public hearing in South Florida to take input about proposed constitutional amendments that could go on the November ballot. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Nova Southeastern University, Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Auschwitz survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch warns German lawmakers that hatred of Jews and Holocaust denial are staging a dangerous comeback across Europe https://t.co/JnB5vcE3Sr pic.twitter.com/lCCCfOm7dV
— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 31, 2018
Thank you Chief Justice O’Connor for instructing trial judges to uphold current law on fines & fees, in response to concerns after @TheJusticeDept repealed a 2016 guidance that advised courts NOT to criminalize low-income ppl through excessive fines & fees https://t.co/tCcchRqzpx pic.twitter.com/YKGqCdApyx
— ACLU of Ohio (@acluohio) January 30, 2018
Anyone who lives in a country with a US military base imposed on it should be allowed to vote in US elections. (This rule should also apply to any country the US is bombing.) https://t.co/N3UV2wDE0N
— Jeffrey St. Clair (@JSCCounterPunch) January 30, 2018
Trump wants to end chain migration—which is how his mother came to America https://t.co/RGoRriB1P8
— Quartz (@qz) January 31, 2018
— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) January 31, 2018
Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.
Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Jan. 26, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
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