Today: Warmer. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. See the latest National Weather Service-Jacksonville Briefing here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s National Commemorations.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 162
Global Warming: The daily carbon count.
A.Word.A.Day from Wordsmith.org. Today’s word: aforethought.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
Today’s Briefing: Quick Links
- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- In State Government
- Statista’s Chart of the Day
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
“This is my safe spot. It’s not for a teacher to tell me how they think I should be by their religion or their political views. It’s not the kind of place. This is a place where we are supposed to be, not judged, where we are supposed to be supported, and by making comments about students, it is not okay: you guys are the school board, this is what it’s being presented to you, because we have to make it stop.”
–A 12-year-old Indian Trails Middle School student addressing the Flagler County School Board Tuesday, Jan. 21, on transgender protections.
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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.
Take the 2019 Palm Coast Community Survey.
The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue. The committee will discuss monarch butterflies and discuss an “Eagle in Flight” donation, as well as nutrient pollution in city canals. See the agenda here.
The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South 2nd Street. Commissioners will review and acceptance the city’s revised Beach Management Plan and sunset the Beach Management Plan Ad Hoc Committee. Commissioners will also hold a hearing on a revised anima-cruelty ordinance, which addresses different tethering rules for dogs. See the meeting’s agenda and background materials here.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by
going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):
- Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursday: Trades of Hope, 4601 East Moody Boulevard, K6, Bunnell, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show, FPC, 5500 East Highway 100, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show, FPC, 5500 East Highway 100, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
In Florida and in State Government:
Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.
SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)
ALGAE WOES ADDRESSED: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force will meet in Pinellas County. (Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 100 Eighth Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg.)
MEDICAL MARIJUANA AT ISSUE: The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee will hold a conference call. (Thursday, 4 p.m. Call-in number: 1-866-899-4679. Code: 535849565.)
–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
The State of Democracy Around the World: “The Economist Democracy Index rates countries on the state of their governing system each year. In the latest installment published today, 22 countries in the world were rated as “full democracies,” including all Scandinavian countries, several Western European nations as well as Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mauritius, Costa Rica and Chile, which joined the top group in 2019 together with France and Portugal.”
Through April 4, Palm Coast Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge: Get outdoors and get active – join us for the Mayor’s 90/90 Challenge! The challenge is to move at least a mile a day for the 90 days from Jan. 6 to April 4. You can choose your own form of exercise. Log in to Palm Coast Connect and record your progress throughout the month. Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a prize. Share your progress along the way on social media using #Mayors9090 and #ConnectToFitness. More info: www.palmcoastconnect.com and 386-986-2323.
The Live Calendar is Flagler County’s and Palm Coast’s most complete, detailed and searchable community calendar of events, including culture, the performing arts, theater, government, the courts and justice system and a lot more. If you’re not listed here, you’re not getting the visibility you deserve. To include your event, please fill out this form. Any other issues, email the editor.
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.
Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Dec. 16 2019:
Click to access development.pdf
See the full Week in Review here.
I just bought Perseverance. Love local history, even if there’s a dark side. Thank you Mr. Jaye.