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Flagler School Enrollment Remains Flat, Florida Will See Slowdown in 2019-20

| July 25, 2018

Enrollment in Flagler County has been flat for a decade, hovering at or just below 13,000 students since 2007. That’s not about to change.

Trump’s Census Whitewash

| April 1, 2018

The Trump administration’s decision to include a question on the census about citizenship is intended to under-count immigrants and skew numbers to favor whiter voting districts.

Flagler-Palm Coast’s Population Grows 2.5% in a Year, to 110,510

| March 22, 2018

Flagler County gained an estimated 2,705 residents in the last 12 months calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau, suggesting a need for more housing.

Muslims In Palm Coast and Bunnell Still Feel Welcome Even as Political Rhetoric Snarls

| December 9, 2016

Only a handful of Muslim immigrants live in Palm Coast and Bunnell. They speak of their many years locally fondly, remembering only rare instances of discrimination in the past and a current atmosphere of neighborliness and acceptance.

Before You Celebrate Clinton’s Win: The Democrats’ Bad Downballot Map

| October 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton looks increasingly likely to win the White House, but her party faces a big obstacle to success in congressional races — Democrats are sorting themselves into geographic clusters where many of their votes have been rendered all but superfluous.

That Dramatic Drop in Teen Births? Credit Easier Access to Contraceptives, Not Less Sex

| September 6, 2016

The drop was especially steep for younger girls: in births to girls 17 or younger in Flagler, the drop went from 12 such births per 1,000 in the early 90s to 3.8 in 2013-15, and four in Florida.

New Report Doubles Estimate of Transgender People in U.S.; Florida’s Proportion Ranks 6th

| June 30, 2016

The estimate places Florida’s proportion of transgender people at almost 0.7 percent, for a total of 100,000 people, with the national proportion at 0.6 percent, for a total of 1.4 million.

No, Florida, You May Not Count Prisoners Who Can’t Vote in Redistricting Tallies

| March 22, 2016

A federal judge has struck down county commission districts in a rural North Florida county — a potentially precedent-setting decision that could play into a challenge of the state’s congressional lines.

Sheriff’s Office Swears In 8 New Recruits, This Time With More Than Token Minorities

| March 3, 2016

Three of the eight new recruits sworn in Wednesday are black. In late September, 13 young deputies were sworn in, though not all made it, and attrition has continued.

For Millennials, Government Is a Gap of Generations and Representation

| December 27, 2015

Millennials, those born after 1980 who entered adulthood at the turn of the century, hold just 5 percent of state legislative seats, while comprising 31 percent of the U.S. voting-age population.

Florida Population, Growing Faster Than California, Tops 20 Million

| December 22, 2015

The Sunshine State, adding more than 1,000 people a day, is nearly up a half-million people on New York, which it surpassed a year ago to become the third most-populous state.

The Politics of Resentment: Why Poorer Areas Are Increasingly Voting Republican

| November 23, 2015

A political puzzle: Parts of the country that depend on the safety-net programs supported by Democrats are increasingly voting for Republicans who favor shredding that net. The reason: the poor don’t vote.

Flagler Unemployment Falls to 5.9%, an 8-Year Low; Job Growth at 23.7% Since 2007

| November 20, 2015

The number of people with jobs in Flagler has grown by 23.7 percent since 2007, even though the population has grown by just 13.6 percent, pointing to a relatively robust recovery.

The Population Bomb Reloads: How Humans Cause Mass Extinctions

| August 14, 2015

The world’s expanding human population is in competition with the populations of most other animals. Our population bomb has already claimed its first casualties. They will not be the last, argue Paul and Anne Ehrlich.

2nd Only to Texas With Military Retirees, Florida Facing Stiff Competition For Them

| August 10, 2015

Military retirees are some of the best-educated, best-trained and youngest retirees around. Florida has nearly 200,000 of them. States are using their tax codes to lure them.

That Feared Flagler Schools Enrollment Drop And Loss of $1.8 Million? Didn’t Happen.

| September 6, 2013

Last May, when the school board was campaigning for a new tax, it was projecting a loss of 283 students and $1.8 million. In fact, the district has added a handful of students two weeks into the new school year, ensuring that the state will keep sending that money to Flagler–and reducing pressure on the local district to think of closing some schools.

Back to Blood: Cuban Support for Democratic Ticket in Florida Was at a Historic High

| November 15, 2012

Cuban-Americans voted for the Democratic candidate in historically high numbers in last week’s presidential election, a continuation of a years-long trend that could be eroding the GOP’s standing among a core portion of the party’s base in Florida.

Downturn Be Damned: Florida Crosses 19 Million Mark as Population Grows By 256,000

| December 21, 2011

The population growth in Florida was driven mostly by migrants into the state, while the nation’s growth of less than 1 percent between April 2010 and July 2011, was the lowest since the mid-1940s.

Flagler School Board and County Commission Narrow Redistricting Options to Three

| August 17, 2011

The Flagler School Board and the Flagler County Commission took less than an hour in a joint meeting Tuesday to eliminate three of six redistricting options. The public weighs in next, at two hearings in September. See all plans.

Is Flagler County’s Real Estate Industry Finally Brightening? Depends Whom You Ask.

| July 18, 2011

Sales are increasing somewhat by volume but more than half the transactions are for cash, prices keep falling, foreclosures are increasing, and the overall economy shows little sign of improvement.

Census 2010: Flagler’s Population Climbs to 95,696, Florida’s to 18.8 Million

| March 17, 2011

Flagler County’s population increased 92 percent since 2000. Florida’s population is 18.8 million, up 17.7 percent from a population of 16 million a decade ago.

Palm Coast’s Population Drops to 69,000 in Latest Census Estimate, Flagler’s to 85,600

| December 15, 2010

While those aren’t yet the final 2010 Census figures, the 5-year community survey numbers are the next-most precise set of data, with startling results for Flagler County, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell.

Record 43.6 Million in Poverty; Record 50.7 Million Uninsured; Only Elderly Thrive

| September 16, 2010

The Census Bureau’s annual poverty, income and insurance report is the hardest data yet on the severity of the recession. The elderly are not only spared: they improve.

Primary Turnout Is Worst in at Least 16 Years; Black Voters Shrug Off 3 Black Candidates

| August 25, 2010

Three black candidates running in local elections didn’t get a higher turn-out from heavily black precincts. Whiter, richer precincts turned out at double those rates.

Palm Coast: Best Place to Retire Or
Real Estate Hell? Take Your Pick

| June 2, 2010

One publication declares Palm Coast real estate gold for retirees, another declares Palm Coast a lost cause for home prices.

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