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  • A pledge to be nonpartisan

     
    The manner in which we are governed is too laden with political games.  Too many of our leaders act as though they are elected simply to block the efforts of people from the other party and to win the next election.  The effect of that degrades the...
  • Glendale settles employee's discrimination suit for $200,000

     
    Glendale settles discrimination suit with employee for $200,000...
  • Boynton Beach delegation meets Haitian president

     
    A Boynton Beach delegation that did not include elected officials met with Haitian President Michel Martelly late last month. Les Cayes' mayor and police chief also welcomed the delegation on Feb. 17. The city of Boynton Beach's sole representative,......
  • Jacobs v. Horner-Dorworth makes for strange bedfellows

     
    The House Republican push to remove Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs from the region's toll agency is some of the juiciest political drama Central Florida has seen in a while. Read it here. The fight has pit a pair of Republicans, state Rep. Mike Horner,...
  • Legislators go after Teresa Jacobs

     
    Teresa Jacobs was elected Orange County mayor with 68 percent of the vote. 68 percent. Once in office she automatically became a member of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. Recently she pushed for a new policy that would prohibit authority...
  • Ora. Co. Comm. backs keeping Mayor Jacobs on X-way board

     
    The Orange County Commission voted 7-0 today to send a resolution objecting to Tallahassee leaders that objects to the state House effort to remove Orange's sole elected official from the local toll road agency: Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Commissioners were...
  • PIP bill picks up a McCollum-inspired amendment?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The effort to reform Florida's no-fault auto-insurance law picked up an amendment in the House Friday that would prohibit the fraud-fighting “strike force” housed within Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office from...
  • Newport Beach man must remove 72-foot ship from his yard

     
    A Newport Beach man who has been restoring a 72-foot wooden ship in his yard for six years has been ordered to remove the boat or risk going to jail....
  • Eavesdropping roundup [UPDATED!]

     
    By Megan Crepeau Let's talk eavesdropping. Well, not eavesdropping exactly - the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which bans any recording of public conversations or public officials. A Cook County judge is expected to rule on its constitutionality today, so...
  • L.A. fire chief offers new explanation of response times

     
    Los Angeles city Fire Chief Brian Cummings offered a new explanation of how the department has calculated and presented its emergency response times to city officials....
  • Panel exempts city officials from conflict rules on appointments

     
    With dozens of city council members in Orange County accused of conflict-of-interest violations, the state’s ethics watchdog panel Thursday changed the rules to allow local elected officials to vote on appointing themselves to paid boards. In...
  • Due process for one, for all

     
    Trayvon Martin—his name alone drips of corruption, pain, and racial history. I was among the 8,000 protesters that descended on Fort Melon Park in Sanford last Thursday, to protest how the Sanford Police Department robbed Trayvon Martin of justice....