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Elect Michelle Santamaria To The District 6 Commission Seat

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:02 am | 4 Comments

The race for the District 6 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission features three candidates, all with unique attributes. The Democratic nominee is Melissa McKinlay, who has worked numerous governmental posts and is currently with Palm Beach County’s legislative affairs office. The Republican nominee is local businessman Andrew Schaller, who has made a name for more...

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On Nov. 4, Vote YES On Both Countywide Ballot Questions

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The Nov. 4 ballot will feature two countywide questions before voters for approval. One asks voters whether or not to reauthorize the Children’s Services Council, while the other would continue the Palm Beach County School District’s .25-mill levy to fund fine arts and other special programs for another four years. Question 1: Children’s Services Council more...

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Make Safety A Priority When Enjoying Halloween Festivities

By at October 10, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

In Florida, with our mild fall season, Halloween takes on a unique feel. Reservations are thrown to the wind as young and those young at heart enjoy the masquerading potential of the holiday. Teens and adults enjoy the freedom to dress in ways that might be unthinkable in daily life, while babies and toddlers are dressed to be as cute as can be. However, for most kids, more...

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Join The Fight: October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By at October 3, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

For nearly 30 years, October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual observance is a lifesaving exercise in awareness through visibility and education. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, but the good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s more...

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Better Laws, Cultural Shift Needed To Stop Texting And Driving

By at September 26, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

It has been one year since texting and driving finally became illegal in the State of Florida. Lagging dangerously behind most other states, it took Florida until the 2013 legislative session to finally pass restrictions on texting while driving. However, the ban was set up as a secondary offense, meaning that drivers cannot be pulled over for texting and driving alone. A more...

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Firing Paul Schofield Would Be A Grave Mistake For Wellington

By at September 19, 2014 | 12:02 am | 2 Comments

A particularly nasty rumor surfaced this week. The word on the street is that members of the Wellington Village Council plan to present a motion calling for the dismissal of longtime Village Manager Paul Schofield. That would be the same Paul Schofield who helped Wellington weather the economic storm of recent years, slashing the budget without gutting village services. more...

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Fix The Write-In Loophole That Disenfranchises Many Voters

By at September 12, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

In 1998, Floridians upended state government. Through a series of constitutional amendments, voters slimmed down the state cabinet, putting much more power in the hands of the governor. While that was the more high-profile change, at the same time, Floridians passed a measure designed to upend the two-party monopoly’s control over ballot access. Amendment 11 passed more...

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10 Years Later: Remembering 2004’s Storm-Filled September

By at September 5, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

This week marks 10 years since Hurricane Frances hit South Florida and changed the way we look at storms. Before 2004, severe hurricanes were a once-in-a-long-while phenomenon. While someplace in the Atlantic basin got bruised every year, it was rare that the same place got hit twice in one season. All that changed in storm-weary 2004. In August 2004, Hurricane Charley more...

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On Labor Day, Take A Moment To Salute The American Worker

By at August 29, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

This Monday, Sept. 1, marks Labor Day, a holiday originally designed to honor the American worker, but one that has lost too much of its significance in recent decades. Now known more for barbecues and end-of-summer celebrations, the holiday is a far cry from its origins. When Labor Day was first observed in the late 19th century, the political aspects of it were not more...

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Endorsement: Re-Elect Marcia Andrews To School Board

By at August 22, 2014 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

The primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 26 features a non-partisan race to see who will represent the area on the Palm Beach County School Board over the next four years. PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 6 — This race pits one-term incumbent School Board Member Marcia Andrews against former Palm Beach County School District Chief Operating Officer Joe Moore. more...

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