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Commission Chairman Questions Election’s Integrity in Broad Criticism of Supervisor Kim Weeks’ Methods

| September 16, 2014

George Hanns unleashed an unusually blunt and broad critique of Weeks at the end of a county commission meeting and went as far as questioning whether it was time to involve the state Division of Elections “about some of the things that are transpiring.”

Tea Party’s Allure Dims. Its Zealots Shout On.

| January 26, 2014

Just 64 diehard Republicans opposed the recent budget bill, among them, sadly but unsurprisingly, our own Ron DeSantis, who thinks being a Congressman is a game of grandstanding and TV time rather than dealing with the more prosaic business of compromising in Washington and constituent services in his own district.

Lies, Distortions and Delirium: The Flagler Tea Party’s Kaput Take on Common Core

| August 23, 2013

Diane Kepus, a self-styled researcher and common core opponent, was the Flagler County tea party’s speaker this week. Her presentation on common core, mostly inaccurate or outright false, explains to some extent why the school board has been on the defensibve, as have other boards and states, against a misinformation campaign that has not been countered effectively.

It’s Back: Gang of Six Ex-Council Members Want Palm Coast to Build a New City Hall

| July 3, 2013

Ex-Mayor Jim Canfield leads the group of ex-council members asking the Palm Coast City Council to appoint a commission to study the financing and building of a new city hall. Despite warnings of the consequences from one of its own, the council agreed to take up the matter next week.

Despite Setbacks, Florida Tea Party Activists Aren’t Ready to Hear Their Eulogies Yet

| February 12, 2013

In light of November 2012’s electoral setbacks, some are ready to write off the “tea party” as a movement whose time has come and gone, but don’t tell that to Florida’s grassroots activists.

Flagler Tea Party Straw Poll Winners: Stevens, Westbrook, Warren, Meeker, But Not Schools

| August 2, 2012

The Flagler County Tea Party’s straw poll included 14 races on the Aug. 14 ballot, plus the school board’s half-penny sales tax referendum, which drew 67 percent against, a worrisome sign for the school board.

Palm Coast Mayor: Tea Party Straw Poll Has Ericksen Far Ahead of Netts, 59-36%

| September 6, 2011

The results, based on an internet poll conducted by the tea party, has its limitations, but nevertheless points to unexpectedly lopsided–and surprising–numbers. Jon Netts and Charlie Ericksen may be in a closer race than either expected as early voting continues.

Palm Coast Races: 3 for Mayor, 4 for Council, 2 Elections, No Partridge, No Pear Tree

| August 9, 2011

Qualifying closed Tuesday with Charlie Ericksen and Joe Cunnane challenging Jon Netts for mayor in the Sept. 13 primary, which may prove to be the deciding date in that race. Two council seats will be decided on Nov. 8.

Palm Coast Council Shocked, Shocked To Hear It Ever Had $10 Million for City Hall

| August 3, 2011

The Palm Coast city administration now says that it never had $10 million to build a city hall. The copious record on the matter says otherwise, raising questions about the city’s numbers and verbal shell games.

Paying Tribute to Tea Party Faithfuls, City Council Candidates Hear Tax-Me-Not Earfuls

| July 22, 2011

Opposition to tax increases in whatever form topped the list of concerns of several hundred people at a tea party-hosted encounter Palm Coast mayor and city council candidates.

Flagler Property Tax Bills Set to Drop Markedly As School Board Keeps 2012 Levy Flat

| July 19, 2011

Contrasting with public perceptions that taxes are going up, a typical house may see a $150 drop from school taxes alone next year, giving Palm Coast and the county more room to maneuver for higher tax rates.

“You Smirked, Mr. Chairman”: Tea Party Puts County Commission On Notice

| June 28, 2011

A tea party throng of close to 100 people jammed a county commission budget workshop Monday, cheering a promise that any tax increase would result in commissioners being voted out. The math on display was less reliable.

As Mayor Netts Gives Up On New City Hall in Near Future, Tea Party Wants a Referendum

| June 20, 2011

Palm Coast’s proposed $10 million city hall appears dead for now. Should it rise again, it would be financed by bonds, not cash, and would have to be approved in a referendum, Mayor Jon Netts says in a significant shift, disarming opponents.

Raging Skies Redux: The Fireworks in Palm Coast’s Town Center

| July 4, 2010

Palm Coast’s July 4th celebration starts in Town Center at 7 p.m. and culminates with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

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